Right so some of you may have noticed that I have mentioned this band in a previous post, well actually one of the first posts i wrote on this blog. Well I thought I would do a post about them and why I find their music so exciting and possibly why I think they are rightly gathering up something of storm for 2012 on the West country music scene.
If you dont know this band then let me introduce them to you. Hysterical Injury are a Brother sister Drums and Bass 2 piece from the nearby City of Bath, they are one of many great bands coming out of the region at the moment.
This interview for Art Scare Records features, features singer bass player Annie Gardiner with previous drummer Lee Stone, this was before he got replaced by Annie’s Brother Tom.
there is something about the sibling band I find very addictive, maybe its they way they use fuzzy over driven bass lines that bounce backwards and forwards almost coalating to a call and responce style melody. I find that it is also exciting for these ears to see an instrument like the bass being utilised in this way, because lets face it sometimes the guitar can be more then a tad over used.
Duel amping up of the bass does create a warm fuzzy feel, or a drilling intensity it depends on which way you hear things, as the riffs loop one another, taking up the space offered, where a guitar track would usually sit. It gives the kind of effects at times of a Fresnel Labbotony .
I think that not having a guitar to hold her back allows for there to be more sonic life to be breathed through the playing style. They somehow manage to mix in the 70s post punk clattering rhythms in with the contemporary almost Lighting bolt esques style feel.
I think that there is almost a comparable sound with that of le Tigre, in the way that the vocals are projected and the heftily syncopated rhythms clatter at about 180 decibels. It helps keep the songs driving along, hitting hard at the core.
There is almost something slightly sweet and sinister in her vocals breathy effect, you can definitely hear the influence of feminism coming out in the lyrical content, which I know can be both terrifying because of its frank expressionism, but it is something i find exciting.
here is a link to a compilation they had a track on, futuristic Nightmare.
The bands début album a ‘Dead Wolf Situation’ will be released in February on Crystal Fuzz records! I personally cant wait to hear it