Since their inception, Bloods have maintained their place as one of the Australia’s most endearing bands. Whether it’s through their highly infectious, undeniably fun punk-pop-meets-riot-grrrl tunes or their live shows, Bloods have consistently been celebrated by critics and fans alike.
Their 2018 sophomore album Feelings sees Bloods’ songs evolve from garage-punk fun to fully realized pop-punk anthems. The exceptional songwriting on Feelings is emblematic 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 in which lead singer / guitarist MC was processing the end of a ten year relationship, which inevitably crept into so many of the songs that make up the record.
Taking on a much broader palette of influences ranging from shoe-gaze to 90s indie-dance, Feelings was recorded with producer and friend Liam Judson (Cloud Control / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever) in the game room of Liam’s parents’ house in New South Wale’s Blue Mountains. The record sees Bloods embracing guitars like never before, which lead to the band enlisting a new addition and fourth Bloods-member, Mike Morgan.
Mixed by producer Shane Stoneback (Sleigh Bells / Fucked Up / Cults) with additional mixing and production done by the band’s new guitarist Mike, singles “Bring My Walls Down,” “Bug Eyes,” and “Feelings” have already received critical acclaim from KEXP, triple j, Rolling Stone, Blunt Magazine, and Consequence of Sound.
Bloods signed 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) nonprofit organization, splitting proceeds between artists, their chosen charity, and the label. Bloods have chosen to support the Australian-based Indigenous Literacy Foundation for this album campaign.