Blood Sport formed in Sheffield in 2010, and ever since the trio have forged an arresting sound practice from within the city’s industrious art/music community. Their blistering guitar dynamics and pointed-yet-pointillist lyrics meshing into rough-house, techno-gilded polyrhythms, with an untrammelled urgency pervading their tightly wound sound and all that surrounds and informs it. Blood Sport have a relentless, heavily structuralist live show, a mesh of noise and rhythm delivered with ferocious intensity, girding and grinding the audience into movement.
Feverishly directing their output through their Hybrid Vigour alias, a myriad of live shows, mixes and releases have seen their purpose become increasingly sequenced for the dancefloor. Curating nights and performing with the likes of Mica Levi, Nkisi, Inga Copeland and Islam Chipsy has seen them experiment with the format and purpose of a live music space. Performances intertwine with records, improvisation clashes with dance-calibrated euphoria, with entire nights colliding and mutating into a vivid reinterpretation of a B2B DJ set.
Following on from their acclaimed Axe Laid to Root, released on Blast First Petite; the last year has seen them occupy a residency in the hallowed Moog Sound Lab alongside Hieroglyphic Being; release their first live album Live at Cafe Oto on Howling Owl Records as well as provide an imminent double A-side for unsurpassed exhilarating mega-don DJ Helena Hauff for her label Return to Disorder.
“If groups like This Heat created the template for template-destroying music some 40 years ago, then Blood Sport are their contemporary spawn, continuing such annihilation with gleeful abandon and head-spinning flair – creating their own sound, and space, to operate within.” The Quietus
“Chaotic, dissonant and utterly hypnotizing.” FACT
“Like Golden Teacher jamming with Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force and 23 Skidoo, the trio skilfully navigate disparate, worldly influences to forge a blistering and deeply infectious sound driven by pounding drums, chipping guitars and yelping, urgent vox for a very direct, Northern English sort of chop up.” Boomkat
“A glorious fusion of opposing forces: charging, African-ensconsed rythms that lock into endless, melody-imbued grooves wrangle with seething, disputatious antagonism that come via contorted, electrical fault vocals, guitars that switch from kraut to disco in the twitch of a tom” – Loud & Quiet
|12/09/17||Blood Sport in Gent, BE||Kinky Star|
|13/09/17||Blood Sport in Groningen, NL||Vera Downstage|
|15/09/17||Blood Sport in Berlin, DE||Urban Spree|
|16/09/17||Blood Sport in Warsaw, PL||Poglos|
|22/09/17||Blood Sport in Dudingen, CH||Bad Bonn|
|23/09/17||Blood Sport in St Gallen, CH||Palace|
|23/10/17||Blood Sport in Newcastle, UK||Boiler Shop|