Today THE HYENA KILL reveal their stomping new track POUND OF FLESH. The track showcases the duo’s ability to effortlessly transition from an infectiously dark groove, to full-throttled cacophony.
“It’s basically one massive mood swing. The first half of the track is quite upbeat and riffy and ends with a screaming your lungs out meltdown. It has some of my favorite lyrics I’ve ever written dealing with sex, desire, manipulation and self-loathing’.
The recording process for this track was really smooth. Lorna absolutely nailed her drum part. The track was bouncing before we even got round to tracking guitars.
Pound Of Flesh is the one track on the EP that sounds more like our previous material but with a more focused sound. The ending is the heaviest thing we have ever recorded and a lot of fun to play live. We nearly didn’t record it as it felt too different from the other tracks, by the time it was finished it slotted in perfectly. Really glad we didn’t bin it off!”
– Steven Dobb, guitar & vocals
POUND OF FLESH is taken from forthcoming EP SPUN due 23rd April on APF Records. It follows previous single Exit Mask which also features on the EP. Steven explains “We wanted to make a record that was a brutally honest representation of our music, and us as people. Our debut album ‘Atomised’ was a benchmark for us but for this record we really got into the crafting and feel of the songs”.
1 – Exit Mask
2 – Panic Womb
3 – Ribbons
4 – Pound Of Flesh
5 – Dare To Swim
6 – Cells
THE HYENA KILL live
21st Apr – Manchester Deaf Institute
22nd Apr – Glasgow Attic
23rd Apr – Newcastle Think Tank
24th Apr – London Old Blue Last
25th Apr – Bristol Mother’s Ruin
6th May – Teddy Rocks, Dorset
10-12th Jun – Donington Download Festival
17th Jun – Portals Festival, London
THE HYENA KILL formed after guitarist and vocalist Steven Dobb met drummer Lorna Blundell at a house party in 2012, and the two instantly clicked over a mutual love of bands such as Tool and Deftones, subsequently arranging a jamming session a few days later.
2016 saw the release of debut album Atomised, an album that marks out the Manchester duo as one of the most vital and uncompromising acts to emerge from the UK’s underground rock community in years. Widespread praise for the release fuelled a hefty touring schedule, highlights including 2000 Trees, support to New Model Army, Max and Igor Cavalera, The Virginmarys, and Brutus.
THE HYENA KILL are fresh from touring with Arcane Roots, and are gearing up for a UK headline run later this month before heading to Teddy Rocks and Download festivals. Full live dates are at the bottom of this press release.
Watch this space for further news on THE HYENA KILL.