The Suicide Magnets

Search for The Suicide Magnets at KFN (Upstairs) Nov. 6

There’s something rather seductive and unnerving about the recordings of The Suicide Magnets, a.k.a. Wendy Jane Hyatt. With ominous guitar lines reminiscent of something that Kurt Cobain would compose alone in his bedroom on an acoustic guitar and vocals that cry for help yet attack with ferocity, Hyatt certainly separates herself from any female singer-songwriter on the local music scene. The Suicide Magnets will be hidden away in the upstairs of Kung Fu Necktie tonight along with Ex Rev (solo set), Gardening, Not Architecture, and Portland, Oregon’s Yards. Kung Fu Necktie (Upstairs), 1250 N. Front St., 8pm, $8, 21+ - Q.D. Tran

Free Download: “Necklace” - The Suicide Magnets

There’s something rather unsettling (in a good way) about the songs of Wendy Hyatt. And the moniker The Suicide Magnets (by which she performs and releases music under) certainly doesn’t ease those feelings. But it’s that unhinged quality found in her eerie, washed-out vocals and powerful lyrics matched with Nirvana-esque minor guitar progressions in “Necklace” that hint at the possibility of a meltdown to occur at any moment – something that Fiona Apple and Lion and the Cobra-era Sinead O’Connor fans know all too well. You can download the track that we mentioned for free below as well as more of her shadowy, introspective tunes HERE. Enjoy (if you can feel that emotion…ha)!

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