Off the back of releasing their new single RED at the start of July and a storming appearance at 2000 Trees, Steven and Lorna from The Hyena Kill put together a playlist on influences and favourite tracks.
1/ Nirvana – Drain You
I still love this band as much as I did when I was 13. This is my go to track of theirs and still blows me away now. I would die happy if I could write something anywhere near as good as this.
2/ Deftones – My Own Summer
The first song I ever heard by Deftones and instantly became obsessed. Plus, the video has great whites in and I fucking love sharks
3/ Idlewild – Little Discourage
This track makes the list because vie recently been twatting 100 broken windows almost to the same extent as I did when I was a teenager. I love everything about this tune and the melodies on this album are so original they have always stayed with me.
4 / Black Sabbath – War Pigs
I nicked Paranoid off my dad and absolutely rinsed it. I’ve been ripping Sabbath off in some form ever since I picked up a guitar.
5/ Tool – Stinkfist
This band will forever influence me and this is just a fucking monster tune.
1/ Funeral for a friend – Juneau
I used to hear this playing from my sister’s room when I was a teenager and got the album off her. This track is still a favourite number for rock clubs, and one of my top bands from my teenage years. I’m very influenced by the drumming on all their releases.
2/ System of a Down – Chop Suey!
Didn’t quite understand what I was listening to, but fucking hell, it was refreshing
3/ The Used – Blue and Yellow
I still love this album. Before shouty, alternative music became screamo or emo or whatever the fuck they called it, this album was just a banging album to shout along to. But this track was my favourite.
4/ Paramore – Misery Business.
This was the pop/rock outburst I’d been looking for a while. I remember first seeing the music video on Kerrang! and was glued to the screen. Still get ridiculously excited when I hear the intro for this song.
5/ Warpaint- Undertow.
Not quite from my youth but Warpaint seriously changed the way I approached writing music, helping me consider space and ambiance when it benefits the song. This band moves me on a personal as well as musical level.
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