Leeds’ Fizzy Blood have unshackled their new, high octane track “Pawn”. Showcasing unrelenting energy, grungy guitar twang and blistering vocals, the track creates a contagious swirling, cyclonic soundscape that you’ll want to dive head first into. Scroll down to give it a listen.
Pawn is a song about predatory behavior. Taking advantage of people’s desperation in order to manipulate them for your own gain. Now more than ever, I think that’s becoming more relevant and unfortunately something that people in a global sense need to be vigilant towards.
The song was recorded live to tape with very little in the way of overdubbed recording. We wanted to try and recreate the experience of hearing the song live.
“Pawn” saw its first radio play last week by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. The track follows previous single “Animals” which has also seen spins from Phil Taggart. Explosive and guttural, Fizzy Blood are aptly named and causing a stir. Releasing their colossal debut EP Feast in 2015, widespread praise for the record fuelled a formidable live run, highlights including shows alongside Allusondrugs, The Virginmarys, Max Raptor and The Dead Kennedys.
2017 is shaping up to be Fizzy Blood’s biggest year yet. The band are hot on the tail of their second appearance at SXSW, and are now gearing up for a mammoth 19-date run as support to While She Sleeps. Summer will see Fizzy Blood kick off a hefty festival schedule, which will include Camden Rocks, Download, 2000 Trees and Tramlines – with more to be announced soon. The band are also working on their next release which is due later this year on Killing Moon & Alya Records, further details to be announced soon on this project as well.
With a fuller throttled sound and more determination than ever, Fizzy Blood are scaling new heights and set to make one hell of a dent on the UK music scene.
TOUR DATES (*with While She Sleeps), ticket links below
- 20th Apr – Fibbers, York*
- 21st Apr – Plug, Sheffield*
- 22nd Apr – The Dome, London*
- 23rd Apr – The Door, London*
- 25th Apr – Concorde 2, Brighton*
- 26th Apr – Talking Heads, Southampton*
- 27th Apr – O2 Academy, Oxford*
- 28th Apr – The Fleece, Bristol*
- 29th Apr – Academy 2, Manchester*
- 1st May – Academy, Dublin*
- 2nd May – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast*
- 3rd May – Arts Club, Liverpool*
- 5th May – Sugarmill, Stoke*
- 6th May – Waterfront, Norwich*
- 8th May – Riverside, Newcastle*
- 9th May – Garage, Glasgow*
- 10th May – Stylus, Leeds*
- 3rd Jun – Camden Rocks, London
- 11th Jul – Download Festival
- 7th Jul – 2000 Trees Festival
- 21st Jul – Tramlines Festival
Header image by Steven Haddock