The Rescue Rooms archives: 2016


  • Sunday 17th April 2016
  • Supported by: TBC

moose blood tour

Genre: 90s emo

About: If you think that a band’s upbringing influences their sound, then Moose Blood are going to surprise you. Every band member comes from an unmistakably hardcore tradition, and they’re from Canterbury, a quaint hometown in the heart of the garden of England. Safe to say Moose Blood’s indie-tinged emo does not feel like an obvious direction.

“We listen to a bunch of different music just like everyone else does” drummer Glenn Harvey tells us. “When Eddy [Brewerton, vocals/guitar] asked me if I wanted to start a band that sounded something like Tigers Jaw, I was really stoked to be part of something like that for a change.”

Rather than jumping on the coattails of the ever-increasing alternative indie scene stateside, Moose Blood are in it to simply play music they love.

“It’s what we spent our teenage years listening to so there’s naturally a strong connection there,” Glenn continues, “All of us would probably be as happy to play in a band that sounded like Nirvana for the same reason.”

The love for their sound is evident throughout ‘Moving Home’. Although filled with references to American Football or Dashboard Confessional, it is the overall atmosphere of the record that really harks back to this musical style.

Overflowing with a distinct DIY attitude, distorted yet straightforward melodies and a suitably melancholic undertone, ‘Moving Home’ successfully captures the essence of youth and free mindedness. The band have previously played on their love of coffee and hanging out, and if anything, their sound conjures up images of relaxation around a kitchen table on a warm afternoon doing just that.

- from Punktastic

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Please note this is a 14+ show.