31st Jan - KRAAK Gallery, Manchester w/ Championlover
8th Feb - Birthdays, London w/ Tera Melos
14th Feb - TAAE w/ Galaxians (we’re doing a DJ set)
8th March - British Wildlife Festival, Leeds
13th March - DLS, Sheffield w/ Golden Teacher
15th March - MK Gallery, Milton Keynes w/ Gold Codes
16th April - TDT w/ The Space Lady
17th April - The Harley, Sheffield w/ MIKE WATT
21/11 - Manchester,
Wahlbar w/ Crywank, Old Skin ->
29/11 - Sheffield,
The Audacious Space w/ Championlover, Beaty Heart, Trans/Human & more ->
Gland Rock @ Southsea Social Club, w/ Esben & The Witch, Traaams, Yoofs, Che Ga Zebra & more ->
Yip yip, that’s right, we gone did got an exclusive stream over at the Backseat Mafia blog, with an interview as well. It’ll be up there for a week, and then on Bandcamp after that.
Would love it if you could share this around so people with no spare coins get a chance to listen to it for free!
'Life In Units' has been out a month now, and I'm pretty chuffed that it's got uniformly great reviews. Here's some of the best, apologies for the self-congratulatory nature of this post:
“one of the most head-turning albums of the year” - The 405
“Take 2 parts pure, undiluted insanity, 1 part ring modulator effects and a rock solid groove, and you’re pretty much there.” - Artrocker
“Seriously, Alex Keegan, Nick Potter and Sam Parkin are geniuses – the idea of them sitting down and writing an album as ambitious and creative as this is inconceivable, and yet it happened. If there’s any justice in the world, in 20 years’ time there’ll be a Friday night dedicated to aggro-beat on BBC Four, or at least a late-night documentary on 6Music that explains how Blood Sport changed the face of music forever.” - Drowned In Sound
“Nothing Blood Sport do is by chance, and with Life in Units they have constructed an experimental behemoth which bears new fruit on every listen.” - Now Then
“There are no half measures on Life In Units, as the chaotic opener ‘The Woodcutter’ will a-test to. ‘Palomar’ moves from slow paces guitar loops to a hypnotic dance beat, and 10 minute long closer ‘Dry Water’ is a masterclass in a drawn out ending that doesn’t get dull. 8/10” - Shout 4 Music
Out now, vinyl & download:http://bloodsport.bandcamp.com/album/life-in-units
So premium, big news post from us:
1) Life In Units is now available to pre-order from our bandcamp. Click the picture below to have a look. We’ve only got one track streaming so far but there’ll be another on monday.
2) We’ve just released our first music video, for another track on the album, ‘Clasp My Head (Percolator)’. It’s a love song, can’t you tell?
3) TOUR! The first date of our tour is tomorrow, in Bristol at Start the Bus. The following are the full dates, we’ve added a couple since we last posted:
7th September - Bristol, Start The Bus
11th September - Leicester, The Cookie Jar - w/ God Damn, The Cream Tangerines
12th September - Cardiff, Four Bars - w/ Wrongs
13th September - London, Powerlunches - w/God Damn
14th September - Portsmouth, Southsea Festival
15th September - Brighton, The Hope - w/ Ghost Outfit
18th September - Leeds, Wharf Chambers - w/ Nope
20th September - Manchester, Gullivers - w/ Mistoa Poltsa, Jessop & Williamson, Championlover
21st September - Sheffield, Penelopes - w/ Nope, Chrononautz, DJ Babestation - Album party.
3rd October - Nottingham, JT Soar Warehouse
We’re going on tour. Join us. Share if u care
NEW GARMS - We’ve had these at gigs for a little while, but I’ve finally put our golden summer T-shirts online. Hot cyclin’ bods sold separately. Oh, and we’ve got something GREAT to tell you soon. Apologies for the delay, it’s worth it.
T-shirts available below, super cheap:
we’ve made a big cartel page for our band distro. We’ve got records from many of our friends in bands and record labels including:
Square of Opposition
Count Your Lucky Stars
strictly no capital letters
Run for Cover Records
Just got a big order in with the following bands:
California X (Sold out)
The Exploding Hearts (Sold out)
Rites of Spring