Here at R13 we do like to bring you great up and coming bands from around the globe as our Band of the Month. This month we think we are bringing you a band that will one day be household names from Milan to Yucatan, not that we had to go that far to find them as they hail from our very own Manchester in the form of The Hyena Kill

Our thanks to Steven for answering our questions.

The Hyena Kill are a band that don’t do things by half measures. The Manchester-based hard rock two-piece, comprised of Steven Dobb (Vocals and Guitars) and Lorna Blundell (Drums), are experts in crafting huge, powerful music with enormous hooks and filthy grooves.

Hailing from Manchester, a city famous for its vibrant music scene and birth place of classic indie bands such as Oasis, The Stone Roses and The Smiths, but that’s where the similarities end. The Hyena Kill are balls to the wall rock n roll, with their blistering live performances showing signs of a band that aren’t messing around. Every note and beat is hammered out with nothing but pure devotion, blood, sweat, guts and love.

The band formed in 2011 after the pair met on the local scene playing in various acts. With both members sharing a passion for hard rock, and drawing influences from bands such as Deftones, Tool and QOTSA, a creative bond was formed and they began writing from their first jam.

Since their formation the band have remained an active force in their local scene, releasing their debut EP Gush in 2012 and the follow-up Scrape My Bones in 2013. Both were met with acclaim from fans and critics alike, and the band have continued to tour relentlessly around the UK to support their music, bringing their unique blend of heavy alternative rock to the masses.

Last year, The Hyena Kill launched their single, Suck It Up in April to a sold-out crowd at their launch party. Since then the band have been on tour with polish giants COMA and have been back in the studio to record the follow up double A side Blisters/Still Sick set for release March 21st 2015.

The hard hitting duo have become a force to be reckoned with, continuing to build momentum as they captivate audiences around the UK with every raw, real, intoxicating show they play.

Steven Dobb, Lorna Blundell

Deftones, Helmet, Tool, Qotsa, Nirvana

Sounds Like:
Two people in a room with everything cranked making as much noise as possible with a bit of screaming into a microphone for good measure.

Current release and where it's available:
Double A side single Still sick/Blisters out March 21st through all major online stores. Will also be available on our bandcamp.

Up and coming artists you would recommend:
There are too many to mention but our current faves who we are currently blasting are FALLS, Alpha Male Tea Party, Kill It Kid, Under.

Future Plans:
After we have released this next single we will be gigging as much as possible then we are back in the studio in June to record some new material. The main aim is to just play to as many people as possible for as long as possible and have a good fucking time doing it.

Tour Dates:
26th February, O2 Academy, Newcastle (w/ COMA)
27th February, The Liquid Room, Edinburgh (w/ COMA)
28th February, The Tunnels, Aberdeen (w/ COMA)
01st March, The Classic Grand, Glasgow (w/ COMA)
21st March, Single launch, Soup Kitchen, Manchester
31st March, The Stillery, Free Showcase Gig, London (support from Wicked Snakes)

If you were a Hyena, who or what would you like to kill:
I would dive into the sea and have a go at a great white shark just to see how I got on.

If you were the prime minister for one day, what would you do:
Get my hands on as much free booze as possible, invite all my friends round to number 10 have a massive party and trash the place. I’d also give everyone in the country the day off.

If you could go back to any time in history, where would you go and why:
I’d go back to prehistoric times and hang out with some dinosaurs.

Is there anything you would like to say to our readers:
Keep going to live shows and supporting up and coming bands, buying their expensive merch it all makes a massive difference and helps bands keep doing what they do.