Hydra Lerna makes electro/pop/indie music that connects on a deeper level. Writing and producing all her own music in her home studio in Norwich, she writes around details and feelings that are often left unsaid, but are relatable. Hydra Lerna produces immersive pop songs with sounds and layers that create vivid imagery and lyrics that are stimulating and evocative.
Although the subject matter might be intense, Hydra Lerna’s music is delicate and sincere: “The song explores the emotions associated with trying to move on from a dark and dirty past, but it’s not a heavy listen - it’s an uplifting, cleansing tune.” - Gigslutz on ‘Clean Like You’.
A talented instrumentalist, Hydra Lerna plays the harp and the piano, both of which feature occasionally in her tracks. The lead single from her debut EP ‘Reckless’ is centred around a harp riff, and features in her compelling self-directed music video.
Hydra Lerna has opened for artists including JP Cooper, Billy Lockett, Let’s Eat Grandma, HEZEN and Eckoes, and is championed by both BBC Introducing in Norfolk and Suffolk: “I’ve always got time for people that open up about troubles…” says Jay Lawrence from BBC Introducing, “…and we’ve got a lot of time for good songs and that’s why we played (Angel Vs. Psycho).”
Following a successful and well-attended EP launch in November at the award-winning Norwich Arts Centre, her debut self-titled EP is out now and available to stream everywhere.
“She clearly has incredible talent, layering harp loops over electronic beats and synths, creating ethereal and beautiful music topped with a stunning and powerful singing voice… (Reckless) is not just the best piece of locally produced music I’ve heard this year, it’s one of the best pieces of music I’ve heard anywhere. Somehow live it was even better, and it was fascinating to see how it was constructed on stage, using the harp and various pedals, linked to the electronics, topped with the vocals.”
Paul Jones, Evening News, review from Hydra Lerna’s EP launch party
“The song explores the emotions associated with trying to move on from a dark and dirty past, but it’s not a heavy listen – it’s an uplifting, cleansing tune.”
Gigslutz music blog on Clean Like You, Hydra Lerna.
“I’ve always got a lot of time for people that open up about troubles that they’ve had and how they try and work through them…and we’ve got a lot of time for good songs as well and that’s why we played that one.”
Jay Lawrence of BBC Introducing in Norfolk on Angel Vs. Psycho, Hydra Lerna
Graeme Mac of BBC Introducing in Suffolk on Reckless, Hydra Lerna