“As always with Bloods, it’s fuzzy, it’s fun and they just have some lightning energy.” – Declan Byrne (triple j)
Since their inception, Bloods have maintained their place as one of the country’s most endearing bands. Whether it’s through their highly infectious, undeniably fun punk-pop-meets-riot-grrrl tunes or their live shows, Bloods has consistently been celebrated by critics and fans alike.
Bursting onto the scene in 2013 with their critically acclaimed Golden Fang EP which was named PBS Feature Album, SYN Album of the Week and featured on Triple R’s Soundscapes. Bloods had a massive 2015 following the release of their debut LP Work It Out (2014), which culminated in showcasing at SXSW, touring the US alongside fellow Aussies The Preatures, and naming themselves the first Aussie band to sign a publishing deal with Sub Pop Publishing.
The release of Work It Out also saw the band share the stage around Australia with bands such as Sleater-Kinney, Wavves and Peaches. The album also received Album Of The Week on FBi Radio, and received 4 star reviews across The Music and The Brag/Beat Mag. New music released sees the band working with producer Shane Stoneback (Sleigh Bells/M.I.A/Fucked Up). The first single, ‘Bring My Walls Down’, released off their upcoming sophomore album Feelings has already received critical acclaim from triple j, Rolling Stone, Blunt Magazine and Consequence of Sound.
Along with the new singles, Bloods inked a deal with Share It Music in 2018, a US-based record label. Headed up by Sub Pop Records’ Cayle Sharratt, Share It Music is operated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation, splitting proceeds between artists, their chosen charity, and the label. Bloods have chosen to support the Australian-based Indigenous Literacy Foundation through this campaign. Taking on a much broader palette of influences ranging from shoegaze to ’90s indie-dance, their 2018 sophomore album Feelings was recorded with producer and friend Liam Judson (Bliss Release Cloud Control/ Hope Downs Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever) in the games room of Liam’s parents’ house in NSW’s Blue Mountains.
The record sees Bloods embracing guitars like never before, which lead to the band enlisting a new addition and fourth Blood, Mike Morgan. During the Feelings campaign, the band supported Veruca Salt, Alex Lahey and WAAX across their Australian tours, and supported Cloud Nothings and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever in Sydney. A band that continues to evolve, Feelings proves Bloods have come a very long way since learning to play their instruments to start the band.
Lauren Poulter (Manager)
THURSDAY MARCH 14
Hipster Robots Suck Day Party
THE AUSSIE BBQ
FRIDAY MARCH 15
Guero’s Taco Bar
SATURDAY MARCH 16
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