"...a three-minute blast of pissed-off energy..." - NME
"…mesmeric…" - Guardian
Having already had over 10,000 plays on Soundcloud and a live show at The Old Blue Last on November 8th, Hyena are planning their assault with the release of their debut single Mental Home in January 2015.
Royal Blood producer Tom Dalgety produced the single, which combines brutal, heavy Queens of the Stone Age-esque riffs and the quirky rock melodies of Pulled Apart By Horses. Hyena are bringing a fresh new edge to the genre, much like their contemporaries Darlia and Drenge.
The single itself is a tongue-in-cheek nod to the fact that nowhere is normal and everywhere is strange. The band are asking us to question what 'normal' means. Frontman Jacob says, "the song is basically saying 'what are you going to tell me is good for me next and where else are you going to tell me to go?' - it’s all the same, everywhere."
The band have been playing together since they were 13-years-old and now with Tom Dalgety on board as producer and the single being mastered by John Davis (Led Zeppelin, Wolf Alice), Hyena are definitely off to a good start.
Being from Telford, the boys - Jacob Ball, Joshua Taylor, Dom Farley and Reuben Gwilliam - have fought to create their own scene. With not much going on in their hometown, they’ve carved their own space, built their own ladder and they’re attempting to climb it all the way to the top.
Mental Home will be released in January 2015.