Louder Than War Premiere: New Video By The Hysterical InjuryBombastic bass guitar & drum duo The Hysterical Injury, whose brilliant Dead Wolf Situation album came out in 2012 to much critical acclaim (see our review), have just released the final single to be taken off said album, alongside a cracking video which we’re thrilled to be able to online premiere for you today!

Fresh from a tour supporting The Primitives the band have chosen the track “Visions of Trees” (named, you’ll not be surprised to hear, after the band of the same name) to be the wind up single for the album. But don’t jump to any conclusions that because it’s been left to last that Visions of Trees of inferior quality to previous singles – because it’s definitely not!

On remix duties, perhaps not surprisingly, are Visions of Trees & you can find their contribution on the B side of the single alongside a brand new ‘Palimpsest mix’ of Cycle One, perhaps one of HI’s most well-known tracks & definitely the one that gets the audiences at their shows going most bonkers.

Hysterical Injury, for those who don’t know, is sister & brother duo Annie & Tom Gardiner. About Visions of Trees Annie was quoted (in GoldFlakePaint) as saying it’s:

“… a kind of fairytale. A telepathic love story that gets nasty.”

In the same interview she also said it:

“…addressed the idea of re-living your life via what the CCTV has captured, highlighting the schism between the image projected on to you, and your own image of things that happened”

The video stars burlesque artist Miss Gemma Sheree in a four-minute mystery drawing on films such as David Lynch’s Lost Highway and Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left.

Last night the video was shown for the first time in the infinite confines of Bristol’s famous “microplex” The Cube. It was screened alongside all the band’s other videos to fans & friends – a great way to further engage your supporters! The night also doubled up as the (re)launch of Attack!!!! Magazine, a series of themed collections of original writing, artwork and music whose mission is: “To produce thrilling new work in all media”.

Before we launch into the video, if you want to buy the single you should head off to the band’s Bandcamp.

So with no further ado here’s the video. Be sure though to scroll past the video as underneath it you can also find a stream of the single and B sides plus upcoming live dates.


If you’ve never caught Hysterical Injury live you really need to soon. I saw them at the Exchange a couple of weeks ago supporting Black Pus. It was the first time this year & their sound has matured brilliantly in that time & has gone from strength to strength – it’s now even more huge than it used to be & it totally filled out the venue in a way that many others fail to do.

So bearing that in mind here’s their upcoming dates. You’d be a fool not to:

Fri 11th October – Power Lunches, London for Carousel Info/Tickets

Fri 18th October – The Redhouse, Sheffield with Big Joan Info/Tickets

Sat 19th October – Carefully Planned Festival, Manchester Info/Tickets

Wed 23rd October – Start the Bus supporting Holograms Info/Tickets

And here’s the single along with the brilliant B sides:

The Hysterical Injury’s website can be found here. They’re also on FacebookTwitter & Bandcamp.

All words Guy Manchester. More words by Guy can be read here. He tweets as @guid0man & uses Tumblr.

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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