The Hold Steady, Art Brut, Blood Arm

Tue Nov 6, 2007
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"they seem to be a Marmite band: one group of people thinks they're quite the most exciting thing they've heard in years and years and years, while another thinks they are the new Hootie and the Blowfish. It's not even that they think they're not that special; they just cannot see the point in the Hold Steady's existence." -

"Their cohesion as a unit and frequent live shows enabled the band to amass a sizeable fan base about Los Angeles, and the Blood Arm quickly climbed the ladder of recognition in the city. Based on word-of-mouth about their frenetic gigs and a frontman unbound by the confines of any stage, the band landed a coveted residency at Spaceland that Summer. Bomb Romantics, a thirteen-song demo, was recorded shortly thereafter, and live-renditions of its tracks led to international touring with acts such as Franz Ferdinand, Maximo Park, the Killers, Hot Hot Heat, Spoon, Electric Six, and We Are Scientists. Entertainment Weekly named the Blood Arm the “Best Live Act” of the 2005 SXSW Music Conference. 2005’s Do I Have Your Attention? single on Loog Records was a UK radio hit, and the Say Yes single released later that year on UK’s City Rockers charted in the country’s top fifty.

Now with City Rockers Records providing a firm launching pad, the band aim to continue their upward trajectory with the Summer 2006 single release of the crowd-favorite Suspicious Character paving the way for a new album later in the year. It’s been a long road from the teat to the UK, but not even a microphone cord can tether the Blood Arm. They’re born climbers."
- Blood Arm band bio


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