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Brooklyn NY, United States (2003 – present)

Free Blood in a concrete room with no windows in the sweltering summer of 2003. The group is based in Brooklyn, New York.

The concept was simple: A soundtrack for parties gone awry.

Music to fuel awkward sexual dalliances, desperate yelled misunderstandings on the dance floor, toilets over-flowing with the night’s collective regurgitation, lonesome midnight ramblings, hair-brained (possibly illegal) parlour games, stereo components fried by heat and moisture, backyard furniture bonfires, power outages, mass hallucination, etc.

The instrumentation was kept to a minimum intentionally (two microphones, bass guitar and mechanical drums) so that the group could fit into any cramped corner, with an easy getaway in case the authorities (or audience, even) took issue with the noise. Free Blood began playing smaller venues and house parties around the Brooklyn and Manhattan boroughs, usually lugging their own PA to the gig so that the ear-splitting volume they were accustomed to in the practice space could be replicated. These performances were designed to leave the audience deaf, dumb and blind…and perhaps with smiles on their faces.

Since their inception they have shared the stage (and floor) with a variety of groups (Melt Banana, Suicide, Jamie Lidell, TV On The Radio), only leaving the State of New York once for a brief four-day tour in Japan. The first three years saw Free Blood as strictly a live phenomenon whose appearances were erratic and ridden with chaos.

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  • kidoriginal

    Doesn't seem like their sound has changed much considering the new line-up, sounding good!

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • __artstar

    Been waiting for a new song since 2008 or 2009.

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • chicknwangs

    ugh, just heard one of their songs in a fucking walmart commercial

    15 Jun 2011 Reply
  • kidoriginal

    Need a full length release

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • indie_demigod

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH so awesome. [2] New songs/album please!!!

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • gri99

    super!!!!!!

    20 Mar 2011 Reply
  • BlockJuice

    This is so obscure that I liked it after finding it from 127 hours, and I'm still arguably hipster for listening to it.

    13 Mar 2011 Reply
  • mouwaaah

    I love ur sound :D

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • lauraxr

    127 hours, great group

    4 Mar 2011 Reply
  • kotsa200

    pfff there you go, good job Danny Boyle... Anywayz, time for a proper albuim now John.

    2 Mar 2011 Reply
  • staci_

    Chk Chk Chk

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • misterzeh

    127 hours was so amazing!

    28 Feb 2011 Reply
  • filatovskiy

    Never Hear Surf Music Again oooh yes.

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
  • menuatamnet

    it's amazing!!!!

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
  • polidelaiko

    Love them.

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
  • neidisch

    Apparently I've seen them live before in a dingy underground venue in Brooklyn and rediscovered them again thanks to 127 Hours....

    21 Jan 2011 Reply
  • BulchyC

    I'm desperately trying to find out more about them after I heard them in the 127 Hours trailer. Do they have an EP out or anything?

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • vixrix

    @Milky-Sheep Im here cuz I heard it on 127 hours trailer - this band gonna explode

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Milky-Sheep

    Never Hear Surf Music Again is about to explode... fitted perfectly in the 127 Hours trailer.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Cupcake_Queen

    come to the UK come to the UK come to the UK come to the UK come to the UK come to the UK :D

    26 May 2010 Reply
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