Artist info

Genre

Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Muse, Biffy Clyro, Nirvana


band members

Tom Murphy - Vocals + Guitar Toddy O - Drums Bec Plath - Keys + Backing Vocals Barney Gickel - Bass For selected performances: Jake Parker - Guitar Uncle Rosco - Trumpet + Percussion


Influences

Manchester Orchestra, Smashing Pumpkins, Dear Hunter


Unearthed artists we like

Bec Plath, Army Of Champions, Magic Bones


Bio

Things are starting to heat up for The Bloodpoets with the release of current single Destroy the Sun. The band's new album, The Grand Machine is starting to take shape. Already containing singles, “WAR” and “RA RA RA RA RIOT” that have received support from all over the place, including Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, Passport Approved, Amazing Radio and become big hits in New Zealand, after receiving high rotation on major stations for a solid 4 months. The Bloodpoets album THE GRAND MACHINE is looking to be the best offering from the band yet. New single "DESTROY THE SUN" is a powerful and unconventional rock song. Using a driving riff, the songs clocks in at less than 3 minutes and just peaks and peaks and peaks. The song's message is a look at tackling even the most impossible task, like destroying the sun. In typical Bloodpoet fashion, this track is a mixture of sounds; whilst maintaining that one distinct riff. The track has already started to receive airplay across the globe including the UK, Canada, Australia and taking a life of its own in New Zealand. "DESTROY THE SUN" is the latest look at things to come from the highly anticipated new album, which has them in them sounding heavier and louder than ever, ensuing tightly performed modern pop-rock, with an emphasis on the latter. “Clearly there is a new direction being taken by the band on this forthcoming album. They've always teased that there was a serious rock side underneath but have coupled it with a pop sensibility. These new tracks sound like a mix between THE VINES (back before Craig Nicholls went off the deep end) and REGURGITATOR” – taken from Sludge Factory live review from album showcase in February.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

14 Feb 2012

Triple J
40

Reminds me of all the power and vigour of early Spiderbait, right down to the length. But with a modern fuzz that doesn't ignore what's gone since. Rawk!

Reminds me of all the power and vigour of early Spiderbait, right down to the length. But with a modern fuzz that doesn't ignore what's gone since. Rawk!