Having just released their brilliant new single ‘Throw Us In The Fire’ we decided to check in with BLOODHOUNDS and chat all about their new release.
Hey, thank you for joining us today. Could you please tell any of our readers that haven’t heard about you yet what you’re all about?
We’re a hard-hitting rock band from the South of England, offering an intriguing new perspective to the current heavy rock landscape. Our unique sound combines the dark undertones of 90’s and 00’s Grunge, with modern heavy rock grooves that are too catchy not to sing along to and impossible to not dance to.
Congrats on your new release. How are you feeling about this right now?
The release is going great! The reception has been amazing: we love getting to see everyone enjoy the track, not only through streaming but at our shows too! It has been played on BBC introducing, and national radios such as Total Rock. It has out performed all of our expectations and we’re all super happy so far!
Could you talk to us about the process you have made as an artist to get to this point?
Since forming in 2017 we’ve gone through a lot of changes. We released an EP, an Album and even Co-wrote/featured on some Monstercat songs. Played some big shows all over the country sharing the stage with the likes of Saint Agnes, As Everything Unfolds, Tantric, The Fallen State and many more. Now, in hopes to take the band further, we have decided to refine the band and our image after the pandemic and come out of it with the biggest and best material we’ve ever written.
We’re loving the single artwork. Could you please explain the meaning behind this?
Well, the song is all about the disdain inflicted on the arts, especially music, from the government during the pandemic (and even before that). At the time, it felt like we were witnessing the death of the music industry and an end to touring and shows as they cared more about the bills coming in than the actual people running the industry. The artwork is a depiction of this: it shows someone from the top 2%, throwing a Molotov full of burnt money into a music shop. AKA, burning the music industry “Throw us in the Fire”.
If you had to describe your sound in 3 words which, would you pick?
FEROCIOUS. ELECTRIFYING. VISCERAL.
Was the process in creating this single different to the other music you have released?
This single was done very differently to how we’ve worked before. Our new addition Kai is not only our drummer but also our current producer. This means that we had the ability to go back and fourth writing demos, messing with structures, lyrics and creative plans to lift the track, Whereas before everything was done in the practise room and then when it was brung to the studio a lot of the ideas were made up on the spot.
Has listening to any other artist throughout your youth inspired this record?
As said before we’ve always been highly influenced by the sounds of 90s and 00s grunge and hard rock. Artists include Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Rage Against The Machine, Audioslaves, especially the great voice of Chris Cornell. But for this record and looking into the future we’ve definitely taken influence from the more political and topical writing styles from these bands. We don’t just want to write songs that are fun to play and fun to listen to. We want to make songs that resonate with listeners and make them listen and discuss.
What can we expect to see from in the future from you?
Looking into the future, expect us to take a deeper dive into the more political aspects of our writing including more extravagant videos and bigger riffs. We’re currently looking into playing a lot more shows between now and the end of year so expect us to be in your city.
Thanks again for joining us today. Any last comments you would like to mention to fans?
Thank you for taking the time to read this, we’ve got a lot more in the pipeline so if you wanna follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or Spotify we’re rather under ‘Bloodhounds’ or ‘Bloodhoundsuk’. Thank you for this opportunity, hopefully we’ll be back soon. Stay Filthy.
Check out the rest of Bloodhounds music over on Spotify right now.