Hiva Oa is the Belfast-based creative endeavor of Stephen Houlihan, Christine Tubridy and ChrisMcCorry.
The sound merges dark, omnipotent bass variants with aggressive, rumbling drums and guitars to lay the cornerstone for a subdued yet contemplative vocal delivery. The band's extensively spanning musical tastes impact the diversity of the sound, swaying readily from electronic constructs to agitated noise rock and beyond.
Following the success in 2017 of EP mkII (part 1&2) and subsequent touring, Hiva Oa are currently recording their new album and with only a select number of live dates scheduled in 2018, which will give light and space to an experimental trajectory that has long been in the making. This new material will again see the collaboration of Edinburgh members Matthew Collings and Daithí McNabb.