Bloods offer "No Fun (ft Girls Rock!)"; continue to plot SXSW 2019 and beyond

We are pleased to pass along a smattering of Bloods news as together we wind down 2018 and look ahead to 2019.

To commemorate the 5th anniversary of their acclaimed debut EP Golden Fang, Bloods have re-recorded the EP’s opening track “No Fun” with the help of talented and dedicated members of the Sydney chapter of Girls Rock! The track features new parts from Bloods' own MC, along with Mia Betteridge (guitar), Roxy Tilse (guitar and backing vocals), Charley Barnes (vocals), and Natalie Patterson (guitar and backing vocals). You can blast the track here and get additional info on the collaboration here.

To further recognize Bloods’ swift ascent from Golden Fang’s release in 2013 until now, on the heels of Feelings, and as founding member, stellar bassist, superb co-vocalist, and all-around amazing human, Sweetie prepares to move on from the group, the full lineup will be performing a set of Australian Summer Kick-Off Party shows in December. Details are here.

As they move forward, 2019 will see Bloods return for a second time as a showcasing artist at SXSW (March 10-17), in Austin, Texas. Check out SXSW’s Australian artist preview featuring Bloods here.

In the week following SXSW (March 18-25), Bloods will be visiting LA and Seattle for promo and press activities, so be on the look out for more info on their post-SXSW appearances in those locations soon.

Finally, we are so appreciative and humbled by all the support of Bloods and Share It Music in this our inaugural year. For those compiling and publishing year-end or best-of lists, we’d be thrilled for Bloods' Feelings to be included as one of your favorites in 2018. We can't think of a better way to close out 2018 and launch 2019 together. Feelings album details are here.

Bloods Announced as SXSW 2019 Showcasing Artist

Great news alert: today, SXSW announced it’s first round of 2019 showcasing artists, including Bloods! 2019 will mark Bloods’ second appearance at the world-renowned music and technology summit hosted annually in Austin, Texas.

Stay tuned, and stay hyped, as more details and further activities surrounding this massive development are spun out. For now, please join us in congratulating our mates in Bloods on their impending return to the States!

Source: https://www.sxsw.com/music/2018/2019-music...

Hear & See Feelings Here (updated)

Big shout outs to the following for supporting Bloods as we continue to roll out Feelings:

New York Times - The Playlist (July 13) - "Bloods...use three chords and women-together shouts to triumph in the aftermath of a breakup...MC and Sweetie sing with implied exclamation points over surging major chords." (on "Feelings" music video)

The Grey Estates

  • premiere (October 4) - “Talk” music video premiere - “A catchy, biting ode.”

  • Shuffle: The Empress Playlist (August 17) - "We can be happy by ourselves, regardless of whether there’s a special person in our lives. Especially if there’s a special person in our lives." (on resonance of "Feelings" track)

  • blog (July 27) - "'Feelings' is soundtracked by a jubilant declaration of self-love...both catchy and cutting." (on "Feelings" music video)

Alternative Press 

KEXP

AMRAP / The Music Network - AU community radio chart (August 28) - Bloods debut at #1! "Step Back [track is Bloods'] toughest and catchiest yet." 

Shine On Promo - college radio support (August 2018) - at radio now

The Autumn Roses 

  • blog (October 9) - “loose and relatable while the song sizzles – free, frenetic and fun.” (on “Talk” music video)

  • blog (July 11) - "A bracing blast of exuberance and creative energy." (on "Feelings" track)

Raven Sings the Blues - blog (August 17) - Bloods' "new album bounds into the room and makes a mess with the full force of a punk packed confetti canon." (Feelings album review) 

The Big Issue (AU) - print only magazine (September 7 / “Love” edition) - "Unapologetically earnest" with "a palpable sense of joy washing over all" (Feelings album review)

Happy Mag - interview (August 29) - “Feelings inside feelings: Bloods break down the songs that inspired their new album”

Rear View Mirror - blog & interview (September 1) - “Bold and energetic.” (on Feelings album)

A Little Bit of Sol - blog (August 31) - “It's really hard not to get caught up in the infectious energy.” (on Feelings album)

triple j - radio (August 9) - Home and Hosed premiere of track "Step Back"

Rabbit Radio - indie radio (August 21) - "Step Back" video and Feelings album release details and info

Beat

  • review (September 7) - “A half hour of high-energy punk-pop.” (on Feelings album)

  • feature (August 21) - Bloods walk through Feelings track-by-track

  • magazine (July 8) - "Catchy, indie-punk-pop sound." (on "Feelings" track)

CHATTR - blog (August 24) - Q&A with Dirk; “Feelings takes listeners on the roller coaster ride that is everyday life.”

2SER Radio - "Static" interview (August 23) - MC and Dirk talk about Feelings album on "Static" radio program from 2SER station

Hi-Fi Way: The Pop Chronicles - interview (August 22) - Sonically self-described as "punky with a shiny pop sheen!" (Dirk on Feelings album)

Cool Accidents - interview (August 22) - "I remember saying I wanted to make an album that sounded like ‘a drunk cheerleader’ or ‘Louise Belcher falling in love.’" (MC on crafting Feelings album)

Bernard Zuel - blog (August 20) - "This is fizziness and energy like sugar directly downloaded into your veins, bubbles of nothing that feel like fun, hooks that promise satisfaction and actually deliver, and a reminder that fuzzed guitars, half-dream singing and tunes may be a not very secret recipe for pleasure." (Feelings album review)

Warszawa Records - blog (August 17)  - "Step Back" video love from Japan

Cool Try - blog (August 16) - "A lot of energy and enthusiasm." (Feelings album review)

Forte - magazine (August 13) - "Feelings is upbeat and filled with punk properties, the album has this dreamy eminence to it too, making it a fun and easy to listen to album the whole way through." (Feelings album review)

Grated Melon - blog (August 14) - "Infectious melodies and hooks, beautiful harmonies, arrays of instrumentation, and a multitude of styles that keep your ears peeled for what’s next." (Feelings album review)

The Music - blog (August 14) - "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." (Feelings album review)

K Rock 95.5 - Oz Made (August 7) - radio interview with MC

Sounds of Oz - blog (July 26) - "A grungy pop-punk charmer." (on "Feelings" track and music video)

Stack Magazine - home entertainment (August 1) - "They’re back, full grown, and full of grit." (on Feelings album)

FEMMUSIC.com - blog (July 1) - "We wanted to make something a little bit more sophisticated...to push ourselves further with every song." (from interview with MC on making Feelings album)