Hysterical Injury have been asked to support Beak> on their upcoming UK tour. We have come out of retirement for this amazing surprise opportunity! We'll update 'live' page soon'
New album Life Death Life out 2019 on Crystal Fuzz Records is the second album and fifth studio release from Hysterical Injury. The album features some guest appearances from Andy Neil Hayes (Run Logan Run) on Sax and Matt Loveridge (MXLX) on vocals. The album was recorded at J&J Studios and produced by Jim Barr (Portishead / Get the Blessing) in Bristol.
Dubbed as 'this generations Sonic Youth' by US Mag Venus Zine, and "a rhythmically thrashing pop racket" by Steve Lamacq, HI celebrate lead single 'Mother Rain', a twisted journey led by colossal bass riffage, Kate Bushian wailing over Tony Williams meets Abe Cunningham on drums.
The video for Mother Rain was premiered on Bristol 24/7 and was originally banned from YouTube following a seeming breach of their 'nudity' policy despite the video containing Annie fully clothed. Even after manual review YT refused the video but it is available to view on Vimeo and Daily Motion.
LDL was released on limited CD pressing with handmade covers that includes a 30 page zine. The cover art photography is by Tabitha Soren and is part of her beautiful Panic Beach series.
For updates and news go to HI social media pages.
Melodic and energetic duo. Been around a while. Three EPs, Two albums, 5 Singles with remix B-sides all released by Crystal Fuzz Records. First album Dead Wolf Situation was funded through Strummerville - The Joe Strummer Foundation. Ruth Barnes of The Other Woman Show [Resonance FM, 6 Music, Amazing Radio] said, in 2014, Annie Gardiner was her all time favourite front woman.
First album Dead Wolf Situation came out in 2012 and made albums year lists with, among others, Louder than War, God Is In the TV, Drunken Werewolf and Music Liberation. Here are some comments others made about the album:
"Beats as infectious as 14th Century London" - Artrocker * * * *
"A debut to be dazzled by" - Venue * * * *
"Things of beastly beauty" - The Girls Are * * * *
"...rock très viscéral, aidé en cela par la douceur d'une voix mi-ange mi-diablotin..." - Jazz, Blues & Co 7.5/10
"The range of sounds and expressions created across these dozen songs – particularly with the guitars – is remarkable and almost viscerally striking" - Wears the Trousers 7/10
"Meaty and tense art-punk tales of claustrophobia" - Keep Pop Loud
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And about the band:
"[A] hidden gem" / "We think they're rather good" - The Guardian
"A great, rhythmically thrashing pop racket!" - Steve Lamacq
"Stunning" - Bethan Elfyn
"Extraordinary - how two people can make a noise that big and that good is beyond me" - Tom Robinson
"Blew the room apart" - The Girls Are
"Blind and foaming adoration is completely defensible" - Drunken Werewolf
"...left us gasping for awestruck breath" - Live-Music-Scene.co.uk
“the noise of Sonic Youth and the power punches of Sleater-Kinney” - VenusZine.com
“...dirty, rock-laced pop with gushing charisma and a kick like a mule” - IwillBeHeard.co.uk
“...raw, menacing, demanding, driving, busy, thundering...” - The Organ
“The fantastic Hysterical Injury were on after us and were AMAZING...” - Violet Violet
“...like Karen O rutting with The Primitives over a broken drum kit... Just brilliant” - Venue magazine
We formed in 2007 as a guitar, bass, drum three piece only to become a bass n drums duo 2008.
November 2008 - The Hysterical Injury EP (features guitarist Robert Jackson and Lee Stone on drums)
June 2009 - Our Lives Are A Futuristic Nightmare (first Duo release with Lee Stone on drums)
March 2015 - Blood Burst (produced by Gordon Raphael)
pics: Jamie Worsfold.