Following a sold out show in London earlier this week, true crime inspired outfit SKYND have now debuted a video to accompany their song ‘Katherine Knight’.
The track is named after and inspired by Katherine Knight, a murderer who is currently still serving time in prison, and was the first Australian woman sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.
Knight was convicted in October 2001 after stabbing and killing her partner, John Price, skinning him, then putting his skin on a meat hook and cooking parts of his body with the intention of feeding them to his children.
This is what vocalist Skynd had to say about the song and its subject matter.
“We were searching for a theme. And I thought, why don’t we just write a kind of twisted love song? Katherine Knight wasn’t able to feel true empathy and true love, that’s why I wanted to write a love song about her. If you have love and hate and you put them together, they cancel each other out so you can’t feel anything, and that is what I am saying in the lyrics. I wanted to come up with a love song that is actually not a love song. Because she wasn’t able to feel that as a psychopath. I had her story in my diary since I was 14 – she was one of the reasons that I went to Australia, because I wanted to have an interview with her, but that was just impossible. She never really talked about the whole crime, she never told anyone what was her trigger, why she killed her husband and cooked him into stew.”
You can watch the video for ‘Katherine Knight’ below.
The band’s latest EP, ‘Chapter II’, is out now.