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The “Seattle” EP was created in (you guessed it) Seattle; the city without a doubt most synonymous with the 90s; the era undeniably pulsating through Bloods’ DNA. Pouring through rock mags and staying up late watching music videos on Rage, trying to catch a glimpse of her flannel-clad rock heroes, it would’ve seemed unthinkable to teenage MC that one day she’d be standing in a studio in Seattle about to record with her own band.

But here is where MC and her bandmates Dirk Jonker (drums) and Mike Morgan (guitar, bass and backing vocals) found themselves – recording at Jack Endino’s Sound House (y’know just the guy who recorded Nirvana’s Bleach, no biggie), with Steve Fisk on production and mixing duties (yep, the dude who’s worked with Soundgarden and Mudhoney) and using the very amp Kurt Cobain played through on his band’s debut record.

Bloodsh have dedicated their free-spirited new EP to that very place – Seattle is out May 15. Along with the infectious lead track “U & M E” (premiered recently by FLOOD Magazine), Seattle also boasts the middle finger waving kiss-off of “The New Guy”, the buzzsaw sugar rush of “Waste Of Time”, and the Ten Things I Hate About You (set in Seattle btw) homage “I Hate It”, to the EP’s biggest blow “Girls Are Just Fucking Cool Like That”, Seattle’s six tracks are dripping in a wry, couldn’t-care-less attitude that would have been right at home in the Seattle of the 90s.

Releases May 15th, 2020

All songs performed by Marihuzka Cornelius, Dirk Jonker and Mike Morgan

Four kids from the Sydney & Melbourne. Bloods have been peddling their garage-punk-pop tunes since 2011, playing alongside bands like Dum Dum Girls, Redd Kross, DZ Deathrays &more, A happy, upbeat, sunny album that reminds me of The Go-Go’s, The Courtneys and Beverly.

“Rambunctious and spunky… their rugged energy reminiscent of likeminded acts Diet Cig and Hinds.” 
– Consequence of Sound

“it’s hard not to be pretty instantly smitten by lead vocalist MC’s razor-sharp sass, buzzing guitars and a good dose of reverb” The Music

Feelings sees Bloods songs evolve from garage-punk fun to fully realised pop-punk anthems. The song-writing on Feelings is proof of a band that has grown together and learned to embraced their collective love of pop hooks and wall-of-sound distortion. Pushing themselves further than ever before, Feelings was written over a tumultuous eighteen month period and while lead singer MC was processing the end of a ten year relationship, which inevitably crept into so many of the songs that make up the record.
All songs performed by: Marihuzka Cornelius, Dirk Jonker and Victoria Zamora
Additional guitar on ‘Feelings’ by Mike Morgan
released August 17th, 2018

Four kids from the Sydney & Melbourne. Bloods have been peddling their garage-punk-pop tunes since 2011, playing alongside bands like Dum Dum Girls, Redd Kross, DZ Deathrays & many others. Reminiscent of the energetic pop of The Go Go’s, ‘Feelings’ is a song that explores the complications of love. The brand new single is the title track of the band’s forthcoming sophomore album , teaming up with producer Shane Stoneback (M.I.A/Sleigh Bells/Fucked Up) once again, ‘Feelings’ is a continuation of the emotional journey set out by the previously bubbly love song ‘Bug Eyes’ and delves into what happens when the butterflies start to wear off and you’re in the throes of a brand new relationship. Singer MC says of writing the track:

“I had some serious writer’s-block and it had been about a year since I’d written any music, but I really wanted another song for the album we were working on. I started strumming and the song literally poured out of me. It was written in about an hour on a Wednesday night, I sent it to the band on the Thursday and by the Sunday we were recording it.

It’s about the complexities of new love when you’re trying to move on from a previous heartbreak and in that, not trying to rely on the new person to make you happy. So the chorus ‘Learning to be happy, without you’ refers to finding happiness beyond the pain of loss and the promise of the new, and learning to be happy on your own.” 

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Along with the release of this new single, Bloods are excited to announce that they’ve inked a deal with Share It Music, 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.

BLOODS – ” Bug Eyes “

Posted: October 23, 2017 in MUSIC
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Three kids from the sunny shores of Sydney, Australia. Bloods have been peddling their garage-punk-pop tunes since 2011playing alongside bands like Dum Dum Girls, Redd Kross, DZ Deathrays &more.

“These kids have so much spunk and spirit that it’s addicting. A genuine set by a genuine act who’s sporting a genuine vibe.” That’s what Bloods do so well: the sledgehammer and the handclaps, the bubblegum singalong and the motorbike muscle, the power and the pop.
“Raucous, gritty and energetic. Sort of 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. Nice.”

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dexter-cornelius:
“ New Bloods press pic. How can they get any hawter? Am I right?
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Three kids from the sunny shores of Sydney, Australia. Bloods have been peddling their garage-punk-pop tunes since 2011,playing alongside bands like Dum Dum Girls, Redd Kross, DZ Deathrays &more

“Raucous, gritty and energetic. Sort of 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.

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New track from Bloods‘ forthcoming sophomore album.