Give me a mop, there will be blood


When you hear the word "bloodshake", the first thing that comes to your mind will probably be a song by that (super popular now) band called Peace. Watch out then, cause pretty soon that word will have a new meaning in your dictionary. Possibly even more important - because when it comes to music, there's probably nothing more exciting than a promising new band.

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Bloodshake live as a part of Oxjam, Hirst's Yard, Leeds

The best thing about Bloodshake the band? They are far from being associated with the genre that you would expect them to be a part of according to their name. Imagine The Clash in their punk prime mixed with a dirtiest sound of Nirvana, lazy Morrissey-like lyrics, stage expression worth FIDLAR and The Orwells and a voice that could be easily compared with both Eoin Loveless from Drenge and Johnny Madden from Baby Strange. Sounds interesting, right? That's what you can expect from Bloodshake's live performances.

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Not So Acoustic session at The Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge

The ones responsible for that mess are Kieran Royston (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Ash Shepherd (lead guitar). They were both young enough to be raised in the indie culture and mature enough to look further than this. The sound their create is fresh and traditional at the same time - they bring you back to the good times when punk was not yet forgotten and grunge was making its first steps. Sure, there's still a lot for them to learn about (especially in terms of self confidence), but they are definitely on a good way.

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abandoned and haunted places are Bloodshake's favourite spots

Remember "The Drowners"? Yes, that was actually a pretty massive song released by Suede in the 90s before a young Welsh specimen called Matthew Hitt decided to name his NYC-based band after it (and make dozens of girls buy a leather jacket to look as cool as him and his fellow band members). I can assure you that in a few years time not many people will remember about the song called "Bloodshake". It will be all about the band and everyone will be fine about it - as long as they stay original. So if you have a chance, don't hesitate to see Bloodshake live now, when they are still unsigned. Soon you might find out that their live shows are getting sold out within minutes.

Nearest live performance: Shock Terror night at The Chemic Tavern, Leeds (along with Bad Knaves, The Do's and Possum), 31st October
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Sneaking and peeking at band practice 

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