Hijos de Mayo is a 4-piece band from Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
They play stonernoisepostrock / poststonernoiserock: heavy riffs and
grooves, screeching noise and psychedelic atmospheres.
Hijos de Mayo started out as an instrumental band in 2006. In the beginning
of 2007 they recorded and self-released their first instrumental minialbum.
2008 brought Part 1 of The 4-Track Tape Adventures, the first recording
to feature Boukje (voice and noise). Near the end of 2008 drummer
Joost decided to stop. He left and Ivo came to replace him.
In May 2011 Hijos de Mayo released their first full album
In Sound Underground.
Before Hijos de Mayo Chris and Ronald played in gifkip. Boukje sang in
Moral Anxiety and GodsChosenDealer, Ivo hit the drums in Red King
Rising and the Ghouls.
They did shows with My Sleeping Karma, Oceana Company, Heavy Lord
The majesty and beauty of Hijos de Mayo is a sound that one should behold. The band utilizes a crushing wall of sound layered with female vocals and swirling atmospherics to create music of epic proportions. Intricate noises, trippy psychedelia, tremendous highs and lows, and their keen song build-up ability sets Hijos de Mayo apart from many other bands. At times the overall sound is a little sloppy, but that is exactly what is the most appealling aspect of this band. Outstanding!