WORN DOWN / SINGLE / 29 NOVEMBER 2019
FRAGILE SKELETON LP / 31 JANUARY 2020
ALBUM LAUNCH / HULL POLAR BEAR / 1 FEBRUARY 2020
Following the recent release of the singles AGAIN and PRAISE, and the announcement of their debut album FRAGILE SKELETON, Hull trio BLOODHOUND now reveal WORN DOWN, the third in the series of singles leading up to the album release. Available on 29 November on all platforms, the band’s latest offering is evidence that the further BLOODHOUND venture through this chapter of material, the more deranged and gnarly this is getting.
Speaking about the track, the band explained: “Worn Down is the oldest song on the album. It’s roughly two and a half years old now and used to be a 6+ minute travesty that we chopped up and made into a 4-minute song we were happy with. It’s a song that tells a story of being constantly overworked and the consequences of that”.
BLOODHOUND have also now announced details of their album launch night at HULL POLAR BEAR on SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2020. This will be their biggest headline show to date and will be celebrated with a psychotically twisted line-up that includes their closest friends FAUX PAS and BROODERS. The night will showcase the breadth of the BLOODHOUND sound with cuts from the album, classic songs and brand-new songs. The night will also be sprinkled with Special Guests to mark the momentous occasion of the release of their debut album.
SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2020 | DOORS 7.30PM | £5 ADVANCE | WITH FAUX PAS + BROODERS
The debut BLOODHOUND album, FRAGILE SKELETON, will be released on 31 January 2020. Taking early influence from the likes of Queens of The Stone Age, Drenge, Royal Blood and Alice In Chains, the band have previously released a number of well-received singles and the acclaimed Everyone Out EP; and earned a reputation for their blistering live performances awash with monstrous riffs, mammoth choruses and psychedelic noise.
Speaking about FRAGILE SKELETON, the band said: “The album is a journey through all of the material we have chopped and changed over the last three years. It’s more a story of personal experience and how a person can appear strong on the outside but, inside, they are fragile and afraid. It covers a lot of emotional experiences and delves into the delicate problems that so many people hide”.
The previously released tracks, AGAIN and PRAISE, were the first two of four singles leading up to the album release and are perfect illustrations of the band’s musical and vocal fury driven by seductive and enduring melodies. There are many sides to BLOODHOUND, though, and there are twists, turns and detours to discover before the album fully reveals itself.
FRAGILE SKELETON features contributions from Ru Cowl, the indomitable, driven vocalist with Faux Pas; Fiona Lee, the captivating singer songwriter whose work is grabbing attention far beyond her Yorkshire base; and Leeds psyche-grunge trio Brooders, whose singer and guitarist Adam Bairstow recorded and co-produced the album with BLOODHOUND themselves.
Pre-order FRAGILE SKELETON here: https://bloodhoundhull.bandcamp.com/merch
FRAGILE SKELETON | TRACKLIST
- Everyone Is My Friend
- Short [feat Ru Cowl]
- Cold [feat Fiona Lee]
- Try (Interlude)
- Am I Okay?
- Worn Down
- FRSTRTD [feat Brooders]
- If This Is the Way It Is
“… This is loud, it’s doomy, it’s grunge-y, it’s riffy; it blasts its way into your ears with scant regard for their safety …” LOCAL SOUND FOCUS
“… They were great, they are great, and I don’t think it would be controversial to say they’ll be even greater in the future …” THE GRYPHON
“… Dinosaur Pile-Up meets Nirvana via Vulgarians-style awesomeness; so, yeah, that’s really good …” SOUNDSPHERE
“… A sludge of bone-grinding guitar riffs and tortured vocals …” BACKSEAT MAFIA
- Max Lilley | Guitar and Vocals
- Bex Probert | Drums
- Will Biggs | Bass
MUSIC GLUE: https://www.musicglue.com/bloodhound