The Blood Arm
Sunday 23rd April 2017
Doors 5:50 pm
We are excited to be hosting the The Blood Arm at the Green Door Store!
The Los Angeles-raised four-piece, whose intense live performances and catchy energetic songs have earned them fans and critical acclaim worldwide, bring their unique blend of barely-contained wildness and tongue-in-cheek braggadocio to Brighton this December.
Originally from Los Angeles and currently residing in Berlin, The Blood Arm are Zebastian Carlisle (guitar), Nathaniel Fregoso (vocals) and Dyan Valdés (keys). They have been writing, recording and playing together for over ten years. On June 17th, 2013, they released their fourth album ‘Infinite Nights’ via their own RIP Ben Lee Records, hailed by Q magazine as “the sound of the real Blood Arm stepping up to the mic.”
Led by charismatic singer Nathaniel Fregoso, who has a reputation for being energetic during live shows, including singing from the tops of speaker stacks, hanging off water pipes, waltzing with members of the audience, or stealing off to the bar to swipe drinks, the Blood Arm are a captivating live spectacle.
Their latest album, Infinite Nights, offers a newer, more mature sound, with a theme of hopefulness, which seems apt after the big move. Alongside the band’s musical inspiration of Wings and Pulp, Haruki Murakami’s novel 1Q84 also set the mood for the record, emphasising the sensation of restlessness and longing, whilst keeping their youthful view of the world around them. Their fresh surroundings of Berlin allowed them to creatively explore themes such as change, relationships and the process of getting older, which was reflected in the new, more experimental, direction of Infinite Nights.
Since formation, the band’s sound has solidified into a mishmash of Fregoso’s sweeping choruses sung in his dripping tenor, Carlisle’s cutting and melodic guitar, Valdés’ anchoring bass lines and intricate piano parts, and Amos’ frenetic drumming and pop sensibilities. Drawing on their diverse backgrounds and musical tastes, their songs reflect a sound that is both classic and modern — urgently delivered in four minutes or less.
Don’t miss the chance to see one of the most exciting bands to listen to or experience live!