hubris. is a Swiss post-rock band originating from Fribourg. Formed in 2014, the instrumental quartet is characterised by their original style which blends an experimental touch of post-rock, electronica atmosphere and some elements of the metal scene.
They draw their inspiration from bands like Woodkid, This Will Destroy You or Jon Hopkins amongst others. With their style evoking introspection, hubris. characterise themselves with the length of their compositions, allowing a range of evolving emotions through softness and power.
The band calls forth emotions of its audience due to a heterogeneous musical landscape mixing poetic ambiance and raw energy.
On the 2nd of May 2015, hubris. released their first opus “Emersion” along-side the New Zealander post-rock band Jakob. The album was well-received by various medias outlets, obtaining several reviews from webzines and newspaper as well as being aired on multiple radio stations.
In April 2017, hubris. came out with a second album called “Apocryphal Gravity”. This album sports a brand new set of colours. Their musical approach took a new turn with a drastic change in their method of composing. The band sets forth a musical style rarely explored to this day, breaching pre-established post-rock conventions by incorporating electronica influences. This album was critically acclaimed and aroused the interest of more than half a million eager listeners on the internet as well as being the subject of many press articles.
The band’s third album « Metempsychosis » was released on March 13 – 2020 through the Australian label Art as Catharsis, the first day of Switzerland’s lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once again, the album was extremely well-received by the band’s fanbase and was reviewed by many different independent magazines and webzines. It was voted “Best Post-Rock Album of the Year 2020” by YouTube channel Wherepostrockdwells.
In February 2023, hubris. self-released their fourth record, entitled The One Above.