A new calendar year marks new beginnings, new relationships and most importantly… new music! With 2014 being a huge year for British newcomers such as Neck Deep, Bury Tomorrow and many others, 2015 is expected to follow suit and bring some great up and coming British bands into the spotlight.
A band expected to make this year their own are 4-piece band emo band called Moose Blood from Canterbury. A recent sign to No Sleep Records, a label that boasts bands like Balance and Composure and Manchester Orchestra, Moose Blood’s sound can be described as an incorporation of the spirit of emo rock and pace of pop-punk, tied together with meaningful and relatable lyrics making their music especially popular amongst young people.
The band got to work in 2013 and released two EP’s: ‘Moving Home’ and ‘Boston/Orlando’. These were well received by fans, who described their sound to be ‘spell like’ and that they ‘couldn’t stop listening’. After touring extensively with bands such as Gnarwolves, Major League and more recently Mallory Knox, Moose Blood certainly got their sound out to the masses. Their debut full-length album, ‘I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time’, was released in October 2014 and has already made an impact on the music scene. Barely even a month after the album’s release, Moose Blood announced their first UK headline tour, with their Manchester and Nottingham dates selling out weeks before the tour was due to start (January 15th).
If you didn’t get a ticket for their show at Bodega in Nottingham for later this month, don’t panic. Moose Blood will be back on the touring circuit soon so keep an eye out, especially during the festival period. Be sure to check them out and give them a listen.
For fans of: Basement, Modern Baseball, and Seahaven.
– Sarah Lusher.