Everyone is going to tell you: Free Blood’s the side project turned full time project of former !!! drummer, John Pugh, and his friend, fashion designer Madeleine Davy. They’ll say they’re loud, and funky disco punk, and that they‘re from Brooklyn.
I’m going to tell you, that if you like Out Hud or LCD Soundsystem, then Free Blood might be the best thing to happen to you all year. If you’ve had a hole you couldn’t fill since DFA 1979 retired, Free Blood might be your new favorite. It’s noisy and there’s lots of screaming and I wanted to hurt myself dancing from the tension of it first listen.
The Getty was thick through with fog for the last of their “Fridays Off The 405” of the year. Lots of people were out and it was very beautiful, but as you’ll see in the video no one braved fill into the stage so it was tough to get the crowd dancing. I imagine the Gettys a bit more cavernous than the basements and bars Free Blood’s been playing. That being said, judge for yourself. They’re not shy.
[mov] Free Blood - Quick And Painful
Please excuse the sound quality. The poor mic on my little point n’ shoot.
Free Blood have an EP out in the states next month, and say their album should release beginning of the new year.