No Spill Blood launch their Sargent House debut EP Street Meat in The Button Factory on Saturday, with Realistic Train, Jogging, Simon Bird & Budget Of The Shopping Anarchist. Have a listen.
Ireland’s vitalic rock scene has once again created musical alchemy in the form of No Spill Blood. A band formed from the much-loved, respected and established bands Adebisi Shank, Hands Up Who Wants To Die?, Elk and Magic Pockets will release their debut EP Street Meat internationally through Sargent House.
Matt Hedigan (Hands Up Who Wants To Die?, Elk) on bass and vocals, Ruadhan O’Meara (Magic Pockets) on synths and Lar Kaye (Adebisi Shank) on drums took time out of their other bands to jam in Dublin in early 2011 after Matt had moved to the city from Cork. The trio’s shared musical influences, the agile post-rock electronic punch of Trans Am, the playful noise of Devo and the low-down post-punk of the Melvins can be heard melded into No Spill Blood’s spirited hurtling rhythms.
While their other musical projects contribute to the tempos, the tones and the textures of the music, No Spill Blood’s sound is unequivocally their own. Repetitive Kraut-esque rhythms are goaded by O’Meara’s buzzsaw vintage synthesizers, Kaye swaps his robotic guitar work in Adebisi Shank for incisively-charged drums and Hedigan provides the fuzzed-out low-end and beastly vocals. Or in their own words – “Heft, Heft, Synth, Heft, Heft.”
The lyrical subject matter on Street Meat is concerned with dark, recondite and toilsome subject matter of coal mining. “The lyrics are loosely based on a story I wrote in school about a guy who reluctantly starts working in his local mine,” says Hedigan. “I’ll leave the rest up to your imagination! It’s fairly apocalyptic.”
Street Meat is already available digitally & will be released on LP & CD on September 4th by Sargent House.