Since their inception, Sydney/Melbourne band Bloods – MC (lead vocals/guitarist), Sweetie (bass/vocals), Dirk (drums) and Mike (guitar/vocals) – have crafted high-energy punk rock to dance to. 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.
With the band’s sophomore album Feelings due for global release in May this year, it’s set to be another (hopefully not emotional) roller coaster for team Bloods.
“Rambunctious and spunky… their rugged energy reminiscent of likeminded acts Diet Cig and Hinds.”
– Consequence of Sound
“Raucous, gritty and energetic… like a 60s surf pop record that someone threw up on, put through a blender, melted back together again and then sprinkled some glitter over.
– Indie Shuffle
“rollicking and unhinged guitar music that also embraced a clear love of pop hooks and ear worm melodies”
– I Oh You