Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?
TB: We are a grunge Rock punk band with undertones of the 90s. With a twist of Hair metal.

PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself
TB: Well we formed the band in 2013.. Really got the ball rolling in late 2014 And recorded our debut EP in Toronto Canada year later. from there we started getting a lot of high profile shows with bands like buckcherry, Danko Jones, Finger 11 and a bunch more.
Enjoyed more success each year and then just as the pandemic broke, we  Signed a deal with golden robot records out of Sydney Australia.

PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
TB: Musical
–  Bands from the nineties like Nirvana, sound garden, Alice and chains, Vintage rock and roll like like Guns & Roses, Aerosmith, AC⚡DC for the most part I guess. There’s branches off of all those bands too though haha.

Non musical?
Hmmm I really don’t have an answer for that one!

PD: What are your dreams and goals?
TB: In this rock and roll game?
Basically To play our music around the world and be able to survive off of a sustainable income while doing our passions.

PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
TB: I write the songs (Lead singer Cj Loane) for the most part. Sometimes certain things in the songwriting process is a cooperative effort.
The songs always range about different things! The state of the world, feeling trapped where you are, broken hearts of course, and so much more. Basically whatever I’m going thru or whatever is rattling around my head haha.

PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
TB: Well since the pandemic things have changed in that regard. But we do the usual. Social media promotions, radio, old fashioned postering. Typical rock n roll things.

PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
TB: It’s such a double edged sword. On one hand the convenience of it can’t be matched be matched. Almost almost any song at your fingertips.. But on the other hand, Is streaming and downloading doesn’t really pay the artist their worth if really anything at all, and  Now it seems that The streaming game has been taken over by the big record labels And their rosters. It makes it tough for an emerging artist to make a Dent.

PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
TB: Old man. That’s a toughy.Maybe lithium by Nirvana. I still remember the 1st time I heard that song heard that song and How it convinced me that I wanted to make music.

PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
TB: Undeserving senses of entitlement. Ignorance. Arrogance. racism. And cookie cutter country music haha.

PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
TB: Good question! Haha ha never really thought of this. Perhaps opening for SLASH.  Growing up listening to things like Guns & Roses as a child all the way up to present day made that a special moment. Or getting nominated for best rock album at the 2018 indigenous music awards.

PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
TB: Right now we are on the road with Buckcherry in Canada, But we have a good chunk of new ideas we are still laying out. We have recording studio time booked at the end of November. Ideally we would like to be putting out either a full length or even just a 6 or 7 song EP early next year  On golden robot records.

PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
TB: If you search up “the bloodshots Winnipeg” On YouTube you can find our YouTube page and there’s a lot of stuff available there like music videos, a short documentary, live performances and more. And you can also stream 3 of our singles (including our latest one which is a cover of CCR classic doom song “bad moon rising”) on all streaming platforms. Spotify, Apple music, YouTube music and so on!

Band/Artist location – Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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