Moose Blood Join Soundwave 2016 Line-Up
It may not be the juggernaut headline act (or even the full line-up) that you’ve all been patiently waiting for, but AJ Maddah and the team at Soundwave have surprised us all with the addition of little known emo punk act Moose Blood to next year’s bill. Hailing from Canterbury, the Brits first caught our attention with their debut full-length, I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time, released towards the tail-end of last year on No Sleep Records.
“The best of Moose Blood is when the at times too sweet vocals of Eddy Brewerton find the complement of some gravelly support to ground them – fantastic on “Chin Up”, likewise “Kelly Kapowski”, and it’s best on “Swim Down”, where the vocal exchange in the outro rivals Taking Back Sunday at their best.” – BLUNT Magazine, #133
Speaking about the album, drummer Glenn Harvey offered, “I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time is everything that we’ve been working towards since the start of the band in 2012. I think there is a much more personal and honest feel to this record than on anything else we’ve done up to this point. Seeing these songs turn from ideas at our practice space to a finished 11 track album has been an incredible experience. We’re all really proud of this record and we can’t wait for everybody to finally hear it.”
Brought to life by the production efforts of Saosin guitarist Beau Burchell, the album is an unexpected and utterly welcome taste of driving, modern alt-rock from a band we never thought we’d get to see on our shores this early in their career.
Moose Blood settle in alongside Devil You Know, Bring Me The Horizon, Refused, Bullet For My Valentine, Northlane, Dead Letter Circus, Lordi and Failure on Soundwave’s 2016 line-up.
Head to soundwavefestival.com for more info.
Soundwave Festival 2016 Dates
Sat Jan 23rd – TBA, Brisbane
Sun Jan 24th – TBA, Sydney
Tue Jan 26th – TBA, Melbourne