Injured Ninja

Injured Ninja

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandRockAvant-garde

Intense Experimental Rock / Noise / Dance lovingly designed to melt your face clean off. A Ninja knows victory or death. There is no compromise. So one must ask, what cataclysm has befallen this one?

Biography

INJURED NINJA

BIOGRAPHY

INJURED NINJA are an Australian avant-garde experimental rock group that formed in Perth, Western Australia in 2007. Its members are Steven Aaron Hughes, Dominic Pearce, Jake Steele and Matthew Bairstow.

In 2008, INJURED NINJA performed a mixture of improvised and rehearsed gigs in art galleries and small performance spaces throughout Perth, releasing their debut EP ‘Circuitboard’ in October. The band became quickly notorious for their intense, loud and unpredictable performances. The band toured to Japan in early 2009 performing 11 shows across the country in less than two weeks and later performed their first tour to the east cost of Australia in December that year.

In January 2010 the band released a 12” split single with Perth act French Rockets, named ‘IDDQD’ which included a DVD with a video for each band’s songs, directed and produced by members of INJURED NINJA. These band members have since gone on to produce a series of music videos for many high profile Australian acts. The split single won the WAMi (West Australian Music Industry) Award for ‘Most Popular Single’ in May 2010.

Their debut album ‘INJURED NINJA vs. Skylazer’ was recorded in Perth in late 2010 with engineer Kieran Kenderessy. Due for release on Perth-based label Heartless Robot Productions in February 2011, it combines intense walls of guitar drone, with dance / break-beat and dub / reggae influences and captures the many facets of the INJURED NINJA live sound. The 11-track album will be packaged with a comic outlining the story of ‘vs. Skylazer’, drawn and designed by frequent INJURED NINJA art collaborator, Peter Long.

First single from the debut LP, ‘Golden Top Mountain Journey’ was released at a 7” single in October 2010 to highly positive reviews across the country and has received nationwide airplay. INJURED NINJA will be releasing a split 7” (‘Chrysopoeia’) on boutique Melbourne based label Aniseed Records in early 2011.

INJURED NINJA will be touring US in March / April 2011 and including an appearance at the 25th SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

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Lyrics

Fallopian Tube Screamer

Written By: Hughes / Pearce / Steele / Baristow

Deal justly before the face of the Sun

We were born into a sea of love
Yet we’ll drown in the sea of pain
They’ve waited a thousand years to seal this moment

We could thrive in the lights of the sky
But doubt we’ll ever see them again
Its futile to think our flesh could renew

The time has finally come

Redeemer

Written By: Hughes / Pearce / Steele / Bairstow

To kill
To murder a god
The heavens will open
And claymore all that they touch

At war with the gods
Sweet vindication

To kill
To murder a god
The heavens will open
And claymore all that we touch

To kill
To murder a god
The heavens will open
And destroy all that we love

To kill
To murder
To claymore
To touch

Golden Top Mountain Journey

Written By: Hughes / Pearce / Steele / Bairstow

I said I’m not coming down
From this mountain until I get high
I said we won’t be giving up
Until we reach the summit and realise we are one

I said I’m not
Coming down
From this mountain
Till we get high
I said I’m not
Giving up
Until we reach the summit and realise we are gods

Temptations keep burning out
Until our phases align in the abscess of this truth
Flesh prisms keep breaking down
What is the punishment we’ve dragged ourselves through?

Because we’re not
Coming down
From this mountain
Until we are high
I said we wont
Release our spirit
Until we complete the circle and ascend beyond our lives

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I said I’m not coming down
From this mountain until I get high
I said we won’t be giving up
Until we reach the summit and realise we are one

Discography

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums
Vs. Skylazer (2011, Heartless Robot Productions)

Singles and Eps
Circuitboard CD EP (2008, self released)
IDDQD (INJURED NINJA) 1x1 (French Rockets) split 12” / DVD (2010, Heartless Robot Productions)
Golden Top Mountain Journey 7” DL (2010, Heartless Robot Productions)
Chrysopoeia (INJURED NINJA) Fangs Of… split 7” (2011, Aniseed Records)
Golden Top Mountain Journey 7” and DL (2010, Heartless Robot Productions)

Compliation Releases:
The Broken Sound - (indie) - 2008
The Outer Limits 2 - (Frosty You Haunt Me) - 2008