Introducing… Hysterical Injury

Where are they from? Bristol and Bath, via Glasgow and Llandeilo.

Who are they? Vocalist and bass player Annie Gardiner and her brother Tom, the drummer.

What do they sound like? As a self confessed “noise-pop” band they have been compared to among others The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana and Sonic Youth. They have even been compared to Donna Summer, Kate Bush and Laura Marling by some reviewers, who the band admit maybe “getting a bit carried away, but we’ll take it.”

What have they got to say for themselves?  Annie tells us that rock and roll “is good for your health, and it keeps you in tune with your time on the earth,” while Tom can talk for England about his drumming influences including the likes of “Chad Smith of the Chilli Peppers, Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine and Jimmy Chamberlain from Smashing Pumpkins.” Among his more recent influences are Battles’ John Stanier, one of’s current favourites as well.

What releases should you look out for? Their debut album Dead Wolf Situation was released early in 2012. They have also released two EPs, Our Lives are a Futuristic Nightmare and a self-titled EP. They have plans to release some split singles with other bands in the near future including The Big Naturals.

Where can I find out more? Visit their website here.

By Joe Lepper, pic credit: Jamie Worsfold


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