Introducing… Kill For Eden.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 due for release on 21st April 2017.
“Kill for Eden are the sum of their dynamic parts. Their songs are clever and inventive, and by pulling together an eclectic range of styles they sound truly unique.”John Tucker, John Tucker Online“The production, level of musicianship and level of creativity on this album is simply immense… if they get the breaks they deserve [they] have a very bright future ahead of them indeed.”AFV, Alternative Female Voices Magazine“Impressive stuff… we think you’ll be ‘living on Mars’ if you don’t check Kill For Eden Out!”Black Velvet Magazine“This is classic British heavy rock given something of an exotic twist by the powerhouse voice of [Lyla] D’Souza, complete with thrilling guitar breaks, fabulous riffs and a heavy bass that simply carries you away with it. Well worth checking out.”Rock Society Magazine“I see a bright future for this hard-hitting five-piece… a refreshing blend of classic metal with hints of 90’s grunge and punk.”Lucas Chapel, Devolution“Their debut album is packed with blistering riffs, hook-laden choruses, great vocals and a strong selection of tunes… one of the strongest debuts I’ve heard for a long time.”James Gaden, Fireworks Magazine“Kill for Eden achieve something pretty rare: they manage to hide some scorching guitar-based rock within an extremely radio-friendly format; a feat not often seen these days… Everything is produced brilliantly and sounds really polished.”Adam Bunn, Manchester Rocks MagazineBased in London, but with a distinctly international flavour (two Brits, an Australian and a drummer from Siberia)
Kill For Eden have been making high-octane heavy rock together since 2011. Kill for Eden is singer Lyla D’Souza – a seasoned professional hailing from Australia – Dave Garfield Brown – veteran guitarist who has toured alongside acts from Joe cocker to Rammstein – alongside bassist Julian Palmer and drummer Wally Miroshnikov.To date the group have released two EP’s (2011’s Kerosene and 2013’s Living on Mars) as well as a self-titled album (also 2013). This album saw their music hit the airwaves on XFM, Kerrang! Radio, Bloodstock Radio and on numerous independent stations across Europe. They have appeared on stages including the legendary Hard Rock Cafe, Cockermouth Rock Festival, Camden Rocks and more. The band have not slowed down – despite various members starting families in the intervening time. They continued to gig throughout, and in 2016 entered the studio to begin work on their second full-length album. The result is the forthcoming Petty Crimes.So what’s in a name? The band explain their name as…“Kill for Eden represents the irony that throughout history, in the name of religion, people have killed in order to preserve their ideology of Eden (purity of their beliefs) and happily kill those who don’t conform… In a way we still do this in first world countries leeching off the planet’s resources so we can live the lives of luxury at the expense off the planet and the poor who work hard for little return.”BIOGRAPHYPRESS
Kill for Eden are one of the UK’s most exciting upcoming rock bands. We caught up with the quartet ahead of the release of second album, Petty Crimes.Kill for Eden isn’t the first musical venture for you all – could you tell us a little bit about your backgrounds?Lyla – Lead Vocals:Lyla has been performing across the UK, Europe and Australasia for the past twelve years. Working with the producers such as Mike Rowe (Rolling Stones, Oasis, Sheryl Crow), Clive Lendich (Boys II Men, Jermaine Jackson), Tim Dudfield (Ce Ce Peniston), Greystoke Productions (Elton John, Lemar) she has gained publishing credits with Sony BMG, Zomba Music and Ministry of Sound. As well as fronting Kill For Eden she is also a full time session singer and has been a lead vocalist for a number of top UK corporate and original bands performing for the likes of Shirley Bassey, Mick Jagger, Tony Hadley, Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Somerville, Plymouth Music Festival, Mainz Music Festival (Germany), Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and at venues including the Jazz Café, Sydney Opera House, Hotel de Paris (Monaco), The Ritz, Dorchester, and The Royal Ascot.Dave – Guitars:I lived and worked in a band for 6 years in Amsterdam and then for 5 years in Cologne.I worked with a band called Formosa and we played rock/techno and were signed to a few small labels and released several singles, one with EMI Holland. We signed to BMG/Ariola in Munich and released an album Sun God.
The band then changed its name to Hunting Cows and we signed to EMI Germany playing original Britpop. We released an album and two singles, played various festivals and gigs, radio and TV such as ‘Rockpalast’ and also did a support tour with Joe Cocker in Belgium and Germany. We also were the opening act for Rammstein in Berlin on the Waldbuhne.Julian Palmer – Bass player:Julian has been on the London band circuit for several years.Wally – Drums:Wally emigrated to Poland after the Dissolution of the Soviet Union. There he played as a session musician and band member with many popular Polish performers (Zdobywcy Pewnych Oscarow; Pawel Kukiz; Jan Borisewicz; Emigranci; Lester Kidson; Archeangelica) and actors (Michal Milowicz). He also played with many American musicians in Europe (Billy “Harp” Hamilton; Chuck Frazer) and even had a taste of an acting career in polish tv series and movies (“Lokatorzy”; “Odwroceni”). Wally moved to London in 2012.There’s a fair few miles been travelled (at least by some members!) to reach Kill For Eden. How did the band come together?We met via band personnel web sites. Dave was writing music and advertised for a singer. After meeting Lyla they decided to write together and start a band and then found Julian the bassist. Just like Spinal Tap we have had several drummers but finally have found the right guy for the band in Wally.