Based in Canterbury, Hydromag is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Josh Best-Shaw. The debut EP “Sweet Obsession” features four self-produced tracks you won’t be able to get out of your head. Inspired by the likes of Mac Demarco and Kevin Parker, Hydromag is essentially a bedroom recording project.
“Sweet Obsession” has a “cool” factor that not just anyone can achieve in their bedroom. Musically, the EP combines contemporary hip hop production with a psychedelic vibe and bass lines driving throughout. Josh’s rich and ambient vocal style supported by melodic guitar lines builds a landscape you will definitely get lost in. The single “I Need to Know” has already received support from BBC Introducing and Radio 1 prior to the EP release.
“A few months ago, I locked myself in my bedroom after the end of a relationship. I didn’t know what to do with myself apart from write some songs about it. Part of me wanted to write on behalf of everyone who had ever felt as I was feeling, so although lyrically the songs are about my experience, I like to think they are relatable.”