Blood Sport have been part of The Audacious Art Experiment womb for over 2 years now, and were early recruits to the now ultra-blossoming Audacious Space. Unfortunately the tape we released with them (AUD#17) has now sold out, but that’s ok, as they’ve been busy. They spent 2012 concocting 6 tracks of noisy afro-beat madness in the Audacious Space, and now the product of all this is finally with us, so we thought we’d do a little post.
Life In Units, their first long-playing record, came out about a month ago on Hybrid Vigour, a label they’ve set up themselves. It was recorded at Queens Ark in Manchester all the way back in January with Karl Sveinsson, a long term TAAE collaborator. Karl recorded the awesome Wooderson record, and back in the day used to play in two fantastic TAAE entwined bands, Trinity and A Middle Sex. We’re biased, but we think he’s done a fantastic job.
Luckily, the critics did too, and we’re very proud that they’ve just managed to bag a 9/10 in Loud & Quiet, and get called ‘geniuses’ by Drowned In Sound, along with many other accolades.
So in a brazen show of self-congratulation, we thought we’d let you know that you can stream their album, for free, on the blog below:
Sometime next week, the album will be streaming on their bandcamp too, and that’s where you can go if you want to order it. If you’re lucky enough to live in Sheffield, you can of course pick it up from our newly refreshed and labelled distro in the Audacious Space.