EXPLOSIVE FIRST SINGLE ‘BLEACHED’ IS STREAMING NOW
THE HYENA KILL, a brooding, emotive rock band from Manchester, have released their new single ‘Bleached’, a hard-hitting track about pure obsession. The track is the first taken from the forthcoming new album A Disconnect, which will see release via APF Records on 5th March 2021.
Stream/buy it online and add to your playlists here:
Spotify – https://bit.ly/THKBleached
Apple – https://apple.co/3mFPNIo
Pre-order A Disconnect here: https://apfrecords.co.uk/shop
With the single, the THE HYENA KILL announce the addition of two new members, Sam Jones (guitar/synths) and Charlie Seisay (bass), expanding from a duo to a ferocious-sounding four-piece. These new additions help take their already expansive sound to another level, allowing the band more room in which to create and paving the way for a new era of THE HYENA KILL.
Comments vocalist/guitarist Steven Dobb:
“This is one of my favourite tracks on the album. It was written in about half an hour, a pure ‘lightning in a bottle moment’. Simple, aggressive and straight to the point, it’s a song about pure obsession. I’ve always thought about it like a daydream of sorts – a fantasy of words you would never say out loud, or actions that you would never perform but through a lens of obsession and self-destruction. Really looking forward to playing this one live.’
New album A Disconnect is a bleak, intense masterpiece that attempts to find reconciliation of personal trauma and pain, creating a distinctive area where spaciousness can be heavy and contact is always uncomfortable.
“The bulk of material was written during a very low point in my life, and as a result this album fell into place with a sense of claustrophobia and finality, of being trapped in a hospital bed, linked up to life support, unable to regain your own agency and escape the situation you find yourself in. Of being bound by the traumas of the past that you’re unable to cast away, and ultimately feeling suffocated by them. Wanting to escape and be absolutely anywhere – or anyone – else. These are lyrics that deal with and focus on uncomfortable subjects that were dominating my life at the time of writing. The words and movements in this record are mostly without resolution. There are no happy endings or moments of clarity.”
The result is an album that presents a dichotomy of softness/harshness with an earnestness that never relents over the course of ten tracks, but becomes transformative with repeated listens. Brimming with emotion and at times ethereal wonder, Steven Dobb’s vocals are extraordinarily impassioned and present whilst Lorna Blundell’s drums offer relentless dexterity with a wild, dirty earthiness. With each track comes the chance of an emotive journey to the extremes of existence, there’s a real push-pull between each musical element as Sam Jones’ razor riffs explode like fireworks, flooding the room with light whilst Charlie Seisay’s driving bass underpins each vast soundscape. Elements of Deftones, Nirvana and Chelsea Wolfe combine on a dynamic LP that terrifies, haunts and inspires all at once, a key element of why THE HYENA KILL continue to sound exciting and alive.