Saturday, 21 March 2015

Track Of The Day: Hysterical Injury - 'Woken With A Warning'

Consisting of drummer Tom Gardiner and bassist-vocalist Annie Gardiner, brilliantly dynamic Bath-based duo Hysterical Injury have just released a new EP entitled 'Blood Burst', their first new material since their 2012 debut album 'Dead Wolf Situation'. The EP is available now as a limited edition CD or digital download from their Bandcamp page HERE. While lead track 'Under Milk Wood' kicks up a storm, the following 'Blood On The Daisy' is somewhat playful in comparison, until its noisy chorus rises up from the darkness. But it's the excellent 'Woken With A Warning' that shifts the EP into a new gear, building up the suspense throughout while twisting into tangled rhythms and building throughout before a blast of mayhem ensues towards the end. Closing the EP, 'Ready To Burst' broods and creeps during the verses and spins into a striking bout of rage as it nears its end, perhaps pulling off the best trick across the course of the four tracks.

The brother and sister duo, known for their highly energetic noise pop, joined up with producer Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor) who brought a cosmic touch to recording the new EP. Like 'Dead Wolf Situation', it was recorded in Bristol at JandJ studios, assisted by Oliver Baldwin and studio owner Jim Barr (Portishead, Get the Blessing). Hysterical Injury have been circling the music scene like the rings of Saturn since 2007. Previous releases include The Hysterical Injury EP (2008), and Our Lives Are A Futuristic Nightmare EP (2009). Since the release of 2012 album Dead Wolf Situation, the band embarked on a headline tour of UK and Ireland and have continued to play all over the UK with the likes of Mike Watt, The Primitives and others.

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