Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner has got a new band

He's joined up with Swing Kids' Justin Pearson for More Pain

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner has launched a new grindcore band and confirmed details of their debut EP.

More Pain sees the guitarist join up with San Diego musician Justin Pearson, who is best known for his work in Swing Kids and The Locust.

Zinner and Pearson, who previously played together in punk supergroup Head Wound City, will release their first EP later this year. The self-titled record will be made available on April 19 via Pearson’s own Three One G label.

They have shared the first track from the EP in ‘Hammering Tenderness’, which comes with a video directed by Joanna Lopes that features black and white images of skulls and gun crosshairs. The track clocks in at just 27 seconds. You can watch it above. 

Pearson told Rolling Stone of the new band: Initially it was for part of a film score that Zinner was working on. But the film hasn’t and might not ever come out. So we opted to just release it on Three One G as a three-song EP.”

He added that there had been discussions about playing live and “making it a somewhat legit band”, but Zinner would probably be too busy.

Meanwhile, Zinner’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmate Karen O has also been working on a new project. The frontwoman is set to release a new album, ‘Lux Prima’, with Danger Mouse next month (March 15).