Jason: I had always wanted a band name that referenced Star Wars. When we first formed the band, we made a list of 75-100 names and Hyperspace won the battle. It was Star Wars related and it sounded vague enough that we could pretty much play any genre of music and not have to change the name. My influences tend to be a little strange: Weezer, Green Day, Matthew Sweet, Nirvana, Nada Surf, Superdrag, Sebadoh, Nerf Herder, Sugar, Fountains of Wayne, and Fugazi.
Ryan: My influences, to name a few, are Unwritten Law, Goldfinger, Hum, Blink 182, Rancid, NOFX, Local H, The Atari’s, Social Distortion, Bad Religion.
Kayvan: My earliest influences were early Metallica and Black Sabbath; although, I don’t really think my playing style is necessarily indicative of them. I’ve found so many artists influential over so many genres, so it’s tough to say; I guess the ones that have crept into my playing over the years are mostly Black Flag, Misfits, Ramones, Rancid, Joy Division, The Cure, The Jam, and even the early melodic playing from guys like Gene Simmons and Sir Paul McCartney.