Industrial-tinged and true crime-inspired electronic duo SKYND are back with new music and details of a full European headline tour.
The duo, comprising of lead singer, Skynd, and producer and multi-instrumentalist Father known for taking inspiration from inexplicable and brutal criminal cases and the mystery surrounding unsolved deaths, and transforming them into songs to remind us of the darkness within the human psyche, while taking great care to avoid any glorification, have started work on Chapter V, with the release of new track “Robert Hansen” and its official video.
Check out the track here:
Skynd muses, “I was surprised not many people talk about Robert Hansen, the “Butcher Baker”. I personally consider him one of the most evil serial killers in American history. He not only had a high victim count, he literally hunted his victims in the woods like wild animals sometimes. I can’t think of any other serial killer who’s done that to the extent that Hansen did. That’s why I had an urge to write about it. The hunting, the run run run seemed logical to use because the mental image I had while writing the song with Father, was a young girl running barefoot though the forest.”
The official video was directed once again by noted film maker PR Brown, who comments, “Robert Hansen was a particularly twisted monster. For the video we explored an uncomfortable space through the lens of watching a baker at work. His violence was too brutal to show or frankly glorify, so we expressed through yeast and powder. We filmed the forest while it was snowing and it was not lost on any of us just how cold his victims must have been.
Alaska must have been a thousand times worse, surviving only on adrenaline as the women were set loose like game. Skynd delivered a haunting portrayal as the voice in their head. This video and the whole process stands out to me as one of the more difficult to shoot but maybe one of the most rewarding in terms of the finished piece. Run, run, run.”
Make sure you check out our recent Cover Story with SKYND where she talks about her music, her inspiration and much more.
Fresh from their tour supporting Ice Nine Kills, SKYND have announced four UK headline shows, kicking off November 28th in Birmingham as part of a full European headline tour.
Skynd states, “We brought ‘The Dark Place’ to the ‘Wurst Vacation Tour’ with Ice Nine Kills. Now we invite you to delve deeper, if you dare…”
This weekend, SKYND headline the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock Festival on Thursday 10th August. Skynd recorded a special video message highlighting this year’s Wear Pink initiative for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation (on Thursday & Friday at the festival) and the important work they do. Pink was the favourite colour of Sophie’s mother Sylvia, who set up the Foundation and sadly passed away in 2022.
11/01 – Warsaw PL – Proxima
11/02 – Wroclaw PL – Kwadrat
11/03 – Leipzig DE – UT Connewitz
11/04 – Prague CZ – Sasazu
11/06 – Vienna AT – Arena
11/07 – Bologna IT – Locomotiv Club
11/08 – Munich DE – Technikum
11/10 – Berlin DE – Hole 44
11/11 – Copenhagen DK – Vega
11/12 – Malmo SE – Plan B
11/13 – Stockholm SE – Slaktkyrkan
11/15 – Oslo NO – Parkteateret
11/17 – Hamburg DE – Gruenspan
11/18 – Utrecht NL – De Helling
11/19 – Cologne DE – Kantine
11/21 – Frankfurt DE – Batschkapp
11/22 – Antwerp BE – Trix Club
11/23 – Strasbourg FR – La Laiterie Club
11/24 – Paris FR – Le Trabendo
11/25 – Lille FR – Le Black Lab
11/28 – BIRMINGHAM Institute 2
11/29 – GLASGOW St Luke’s
11/30 – MANCHESTER Academy
Fri 1st Dec – LONDON Koko
To buy tickets and for a full list of SKYND performances, visit the Official SKYND Website.