Indie rock band Hypernova no doubt felt right at home playing the intimate stage of West Hollywood’s Troubadour on July 16. After all, lead singer Raam and his bandmates got their start playing underground gigs in their native Iran – where rock music is illegal – before making a highly-publicized exodus to the United States in 2007.
Between songs, Raam expressed his love for Los Angeles where Hypernova recorded their recently released debut album Through the Chaos. The packed crowd, which included many fans from the local Persian community, was entertained with a moody set that touched on all aspects of the band’s repertoire from dark alternative pop to thick dance rock. If the enthusiastic response was any measure, Hypernova will soon be known far more for their music than the story behind it.