are set to release their third EP Pink Magic
on 14th September via Killing Moon/Alya Records. To celebrate the announcement, the rising Leeds quintet unveil new single Strangers
following it’s premiere on BBC Radio 1
. The track showcases a darker and sultrier side to their sound. Catch the lyric video on their Facebook page
, or stream the single on Spotify
“Strangers is part of a transition into a new era as a band. We’ve talked a lot about how we shouldn’t let genre define us and this song is the statement of intent. We hope you’ve come by now to expect the unexpected from us.
We put our heads together with producer Alex Newport and what we got was this lil number, which we’re very excited to share. We hope that you can take this for what it is, a sign of things to come, a genre-less future where artists and their fans appreciate music for what it is, and that’s just music man
– Paul Howells, guitars
follows previous title tracked single Pink Magic
, which landed on the BBC Radio 1
playlist, and CFO
. Both garnered support from the likes of DIY
, Kerrang! Magazine
, Amazing Radio
, Planet Rock Radio
, Alternative Press
and Fred Perry Subculture
Recorded in Brighton with producer Alex Newport (Bloc Party, Tigercub, The Mars Volta), the Pink Magic EP captures Fizzy Blood‘s as a multifaceted and self-assured force, testament to their rapid growth in the UK DIY scene. It follows 2015’s Feast EP, and last year’s Summer Of Luv EP (KKKK – Kerrang!).
“It’s taken us a few years to figure out who we are as a band, as musicians and as people, and this is the happiest we’ve ever been with our music. In the UK music scene it’s easy to get boxed in, we’ve managed to tour with the likes of While She Sleeps and then go straight on to hit the road with Spring King, very different crowds and very different music, however, all this has taught us is that we’re not a metal band and we’re not an indie band, we want to be the band that excites all listeners of music and more”
– Paul Howells
19th Sep – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds
21st Sep – Boston Music Room, London
Live is certainly home for Fizzy Blood. Drummer Jake Greenway and bassist Ciaran Scanlon are a powerhouse, even down to their facial expressions, effortlessly switching from a full throttled, ear shattering sonic backbone to an infectious, groove-ridden pulse. Vocalist Benji Inkley oozes charm with his Josh Homme-inspired croons, and his counterparts Tim Malkin (keys & guitars) and Paul Howells (guitars) showcase incredible attention to detail in their blistering musicianship. This is just a glimpse into the many reasons why Fizzy Blood have catapulted to the forefront of British DIY rock. Last year saw tours alongside While She Sleeps, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Arcane Roots, alongside Download, 2000 Trees and Reading & Leeds festivals.
2018 has been an equally busy year for Fizzy Blood so far, kickstarting with a UK tour supporting Spring King in January, followed by a debut headline tour in February – which included a sold out show in Leeds. Other recent live highlights include Live At Leeds, The Great Escape, Truck, Y Not and Bestival.
Fizzy Blood are showing no sign of slowing down, gearing up for Boardmasters and Reading & Leeds festivals ahead of September’s headline shows.
Pink Magic encompasses the blood and sweat that Fizzy Blood have put in since their inception in 2014, but most importantly it captures an overwhelming determination and ability to evolve. Their next move is anybody’s guess, but rest assured it’ll be brilliant.