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Rhys Bloodjoy


Rhys Bloodjoy


Rhys Bloodjoy 
has been a long standing favourite here at BSM, but since his retreat to the Spanish mountains his absence has been notable. It is therefore with great pleasure that we bring you the premiere of his latest offering, ‘Polly Brown’.

Rhys Bloodjoy is a one man noise machine, using sophisticated loops, echo drenched harmonies and reverb soaked melodies to create a truly unique blend of Cold Wave and Psychedelia. Dubbed by the Manchester Evening News as “lo-fi brilliance”, the Bloodjoy experience was born in the underground scene in 2014, Rhys has gained in strength and stature, honing his sound to create soundscapes that result in electrifying live performances.

The journey so far saw Bloodjoy release his AA debut single ‘Broken Window/Scandinavian Girlfriend’ on DIY label Sister 9 Recordings in December 2015. This sold out 7” blood red vinyl single was mastered by Sonic Boom. Shortly after a successful 10 date tour of Spain First EP Psyche Attack Theories was also released by Sister 9 Recordings in December 2016 The EP came in the form of a limited edition download digipak, complete with unique artwork and lyrical content. The concept behind the EP was regarding the fact that unseen, dark forces can play havoc on the human psyche. Love Is a Fucked up Goddess – Part One was Rhys’ second EP released on Eggs in Aspic on limited edition cassette which sold out almost instantly. The end of 2017 saw Rhys leave the UK and in the following Spring returned with Love Is a Fucked up Goddess – Part Two released via Eggs in Aspic and completes the dark duo; this release also sold out.

The premiere of ‘Polly Brown’ coincides with the announcement of the vinyl release of Love Is a Fucked up Goddess – Parts II & I, which features both EPs in full and additional bonus tracks. It is set for release on Sister9 Recordings on Friday 28th September, to coincide with the new incarnation of Bloodjoy which will appear for the first time in his spiritual home of Manchester at The Psych Weekender on Sunday 15th.

From the hypnotic, pulsating vibes of ‘Silver Lips’, through to the menacing darkness that exudes from ‘A Banshee’s Lament’ this collection of songs has something for every palette and will attract a new audience into the world of Bloodjoy as well as honour the faithful. Lead single ‘Polly Brown’ will propel the release, with its characteristic onslaught of sound that instantly leaves you breathless and compelled

Rhys Bloodjoy – Polly Brown

Rhys Bloodjoy – Aphrodite’s Mirror

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