Bloody Mammals are a driving post-hardcore four piece from London, UK. Formed in mid 2012, the band have crafted a unique 90’s inspired sound with equal measures of Dischord Records-esque ferocity and twisted left-field riffing. There are nods towards the off-kilter and groove-laden rhythms of Fugazi, the speed and relentlessness of Hot Snakes or The Bronx and the raw but experimental distinctiveness of Unwound or Bear VS Shark.
Made up of two old friends, one enigmatic stranger and one bearded recommendation, the band formed as most others do, out of the ashes of previous groups. With a huge and varied set of influences and a rapturous need to play, write and make as much noise as possible, the songs came thick and fast. With 2 releases under their belts within 3 months, the band went to work on their ‘debut’ EP, which soon turned into a mini-album. The results were finally recorded in between some intensive touring and regular appearances in their native London with bands such as 1994!, Silent Front, Let’s Talk Daggers and Polio.
6th of May sees the release of their Ep ‘Eventually Your House Will Burn Down’ Mixed and mastered by Jamie Field (Tubelord, Tall Ships, &U&I), the songs that make up ‘Eventually Your House Will Burn Down’ are as strong, and sonically cohesive as you will see from a group still in its relative infancy. The 6 tracks twist, turn and veer from wild and aggressive to hook laden and infectious without batting an eyelid. This is a band that thrives on playing fast and heavy but still manages to create textured and technical passages loaded with depth and atmosphere. There are brief moments of respite peppered throughout the record, giving the listener a second to catch their breath before launching them back into a full on aural assault. Lyrically the record follows a loose concept based around a cursed neighbourhood and it’s doomed inhabitants. The stories within are told through different viewpoints, whether it be the nightmares of a young girl whose father is away at sea or one man’s insane plot to reset the street to a time before the rot of suburbia told hold, with the use of a home-made time machine. Whilst the ideas tackled are relatively dark, they are always approached with tongue firmly in cheek, and serve as a perfect means of tying the release together thematically.
‘Eventually Your House Will Burn Down’ is released on Monday 6th May 2013 by Flatpack Recordings and 49s Vs Dolphins on 10” Vinyl, CD and digitally via iTunes and Spotify.