Drawn together by a shared love of Queens of the Stone Age, Deftones, Helmet and Tool, Steven Dobb (vocals / guitar) and Lorna Blundell (drums) announced The Hyena Kill’s arrival in 2012 with the release of the explosive Gush EP, four tracks of searing, coruscating distort- pop which exploded like a nail bomb into the subterranean noise scene. Via 2014’s Scrape
My Bones EP and two further singles, Suck It Up and 2015’s thrilling double-header Still Sick / Blisters – the duo refined, honed and focussed their fierce alternative rock sound into something harsher, leaner and altogether nastier.
The result was their debut album Atomised (2016), an unflinching, brutal dissection of what it means to be skint, frustrated, alienated and adrift in modern Britain. This was followed up by the searing, gnarly yet majestic Spun EP (2018).
Fast forward to 2019 and the duo were looking to expand their sound and explore more of the atmospheric elements visited on ‘Spun’. They recruited two new members – Sam Jones (Guitars, Synth) and Charlie Seisey (Bass). These new additions help take the already expansive sound to a whole new level and paved the way for a whole new era of The Hyena Kill.
Having spent much of 2019 in the studio working on their second full-length album, which will be released next year, The Hyena Kill return with the anthemic Cauterised – a new single to keep their burgeoning fanbase in raptures. The track is accompanied by a stunning video created by Chalkman, as well as unique artwork prepared by the band’s long-term collaborator Ben Tallon.