Alt rock upstarts The Hyena Kill are set to hit the road on a European run, following the sublime reaction to critically acclaimed debut album ‘Atomised’. The Manchester duo's full-length debut, it was mastered at London's iconic Abbey Road Studios. The band run includes six very special ‘moshtastic’ live dates around the U.K.
Citing influences ranging from Queens of the Stone Age to Deftones to Helmet and Tool, guitarist Steve Dobb together with drummer Lorna Blundell announced their arrival as The Hyena Kill in 2012, with the release of their explosive 'Gush' EP. Following with 2014's well-received 'Scrape My Bones' EP, the pair focused their alternative rock sound into something harsher, leaner and altogether nastier, the results of which can be heard on 'Atomised'.
“The album isn’t a concept album,” says Dobb, “but it’s got a lot of darkness and pain in there, coming from frustrations and insecurities and anger with past situations and day-to-day life. The bands who influence us most are uncompromising and honest and unafraid to let their emotions show, and hopefully that same attitude shines through in what we do.”
The full list of dates can be viewed below. Adds the guitarist; “See you at the front!”
The Hyena Kill 2016 U.K. Dates:
19 Jul - Swansea*, The Scene
20 Jul - Plymouth *, Underground
21 Jul - Bristol, Stag & Hounds
22 Jul - Bournemouth *, The Anvil
23 Jul - Nottingham, Rock City
24 Jul - Sheffield, West Street Live
*wih LTNT as support.