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NOSEBLEED – ‘Scratching Circles On The Dancefloor’ Review

NOSEBLEED – Scratching Circles On The Dancefloor

NosebleedFor four years Nosebleed have been hitting stages up and down the country and pulling followers in with their suited and booted, infectious riffing and fist pumping Garage Punk and Rock n Roll rhythms. They will release their debut album, Scratching Circles on the Dancefloor on 6th April. The album is now available to order from the TNS webstore on vinyl and CD (link below)

Recorded live in one weekend, the band have captured their live, raw energy that had the likes of The Shend of the Cravats singing their praises. The 54 seconds of I’m Okay showcase some rollicking, raucous and rampant punk rock and roll open the album with a flourish and the entire office is taking notice!

I’m Shaking mixes psychobilly with some excellent punk rock that is tight and powerful and it leads to the awesome Time And Time Again where the band take Status Quo and put them through the blender to produce a wonderful garage punker that will be played regularly here at punkonline.co.uk towers!

The tracks are short, sharp and packed with energy with the rhythmic Wrong taking Elastica guitar work and adding 100mph to the delivery. The garage punk of Start Again reminded me of The Cramps (and that’s a compliment) at their best whilst Everybody just rocks…..rocks hard!

Passing the midway point we are treated to Slow Down with a monster scream, vocal and guitar interplay all pushed forward by some excellent drumming – the 13th Floor Elevators come to mind on this one! The quasi-title track, Scratching Circles is next with a much slower introduction setting up a great riff, booming bass and drums – by now the entire office is moshing, smiling and nodding knowingly – Nosebleed are good, very good!

On Can’t Stay Here the momentum is maintained and the drum fuelled Psycho is a punk rockers dream full of pace, power, hooks and melodies throughout! The bass guitar rumbles on the introduction to the rock and rolling Kick Me When I’m Down and the penultimate track, I Can’t Tell You Anything just blows the speakers with garage punk rock and roll in the style of The Hives (just a little more punk).

This terrific album closes with What Have You Done. The rumbling bass, pounding drums and Duane Eddy guitars support a soaring vocal performance that just seals the deal. I just loved this album….I think you will too!

Nosebleed will be hitting the festival circuit over summer playing stages at Boomtown Fair, Beatherder, Camp Bestival, Bestival, Outcider and Wonkfest and have an extensive list of dates throughout the rest of the year (see the band’s Facebook page for latest dates). Don’t miss Nosebleed live, it will be something you will not forget for a long time.

Order Scratching Circles On The Dancefloor by Nosebleed here:  https://tnsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/scratching-circles-on-the-dancefloor