Lyla D'Souza – Lead vocalist
Dave Garfield Bown – Guitar
Wally Miroshnikov – Drums
Julian Palmer – Bass
"Kill for Eden are London-based purveyors of classic hard rock, radio ready riffs and powerful female vocals.
Their music has been championed by XFM (presently Radio X) and Kerrang!, and seen the band likened to Skunk Anansie, Halestorm, The Cult and Garbage.
The quartet have released two EPs and a self-titled album, that boasted “blistering riffs, hook-laden choruses, great vocals and a strong selection of tunes” (Fireworks Magazine).
Their upcoming second studio album, Petty Crimes, is released in early 2017.
Lead single, Love You So was released on November 25th 2016 and their second single Woke Up Alone will be released on March 3rd 2017."
From the first time I heard Woke Up Alone, from Kill for Eden, I was hooked. The vocals were dripping in anger and seduction, which immediately captivates the listener. This is the perfect song for when you just had your heart ripped out and you just want to curse that person’s existence while at the same time giving your heart some relief, by letting it all out. For all you ladies out there that can identify with this feeling, honestly this is the song you want to listen to when you slip into that little black dress, get all dolled up, then rock out with this song while you are on your way to the date with the man of your dreams or possibly to find one. Which hopefully the ex shows up and sees exactly what he is missing now. Not that guys can’t relate to this song, but with having a female vocalist, this is the image that I get. But by all means, guys rock out with this too and show you can’t be broken!
Click to play Woke Up Alone by Kill for Eden
The entire Petty Crimes album is incredibly energetic. Everything about their artistry compliments the lyrics perfectly, the vocalist has this intensity while at the same time such tenderness. The guitars and drums frame the music in a way that enhances the experience without overpowering it or being too subtle. Not saying all of the songs are high energy where you don’t get that moment of peace to just relax and enjoy the music, case and point, Ocean Breeze. It opens with a nice electric and acoustic guitar solo to set the mood, then a nice smooth vocal to really whisk you away. This is the perfect road trip song when you are leaving everything behind. Roll down the windows or put down the top, turn it up and just drive. Before long you will forget that you ever had any troubles in the world. That shows just how powerful Kill for Eden is, they create a musical escape for their listeners to get away from the insanity of the world. They create an audible sanctuary within their music that makes you want to stay forever where there is no hatred, no evil, and absolutely no worries.
Pay the Piper, is another song that really stuck out to me on the album. Not saying I only mentioned the ones I liked but just some favorite highlights of mine. This song is laden with angst but not in a way that makes you feel sad, but almost an empowering angst to break free from something that is holding you back. The vocal styling of the song is on point for the lyrics, as well as the riffs of the guitar. You get swept away a bit in the melody of the music, and get the urge to sing along with the song. I really enjoy music that inspires the listeners to participate in the music, even if it’s singing at the top of your lungs in the privacy of your home. Music is therapeutic in that regard, it lets you release the angst, anger, sadness, and heartbreak in a healthy way. Pay the Piper is just the tool you need to help you break free from whatever it is holding you back.
The diversity of this album is phenomenal and the lyrics are powerfully empathetic. It is music that enrobes your soul in comfort and understanding, by simply being honest with the lyrics and musical style. With Kill For Eden, there is no smoke and mirrors, it is pristine and crisp, and they don’t need all the fillers to dazzle the listener. You want to hear the music and most importantly you want to feel the music. I am always impressed when an artist can command my full attention with the simplest of presentations. Listening to their music was a refreshing experience to not only my ears but to my heart as well. I am certain others will feel the same way when they listen to their music and get that sense of inner peace.
Kill For Eden Official pages
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