Kitchens Of Destruction’s members came from Switzerland, Spain and Monmouthshire, but formed after meeting at a house party in Tooting, South London in 1986. They signed to OLI 2 years later and released their debut album ‘Love Is Hell’ in 1989. Their allusive, complex lyrics were groundbreaking in how they spoke about life as an unreconciled gay man and were far from in-keeping with the then-trends for gay pop. KOD released their 4th and final album ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ in 1994, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood later citing it as inspiration for ‘Subterranean Homesick Alien’. KOD split in 1996.