Atmospheric grunge trio Bloodhound from Hull have announced that their debut 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 released a number of well-received singles and the acclaimed Everyone Out EP; earned a reputation for their blistering live performances awash with monstrous riffs, mammoth choruses and psychedelic noise; and are now ready to unleash their first full-length release.
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 announced tracks, Again, Praise and Word Down are the first three 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.
Bloodhound recently announced details of their album launch night at Hull Polar Bear on 1st Feb 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. To mark the occasion of the release of their debut album, the night will also be sprinkled with surprise Special Guests.
Further dates have also now been announced. Full details as follows:
Wed 29 YORK Victoria Vaults [with Faux Pas and Brooders]
Thu 30 MANCHESTER Aatma [with Faux Pas and Brooders]
Sat 01 HULL Polar Bear [with Faux Pas and Brooders]
Thu 27 BISHOPS STORTFORD Half Moon [with Flint Moore and Tom Delaware]