Conor Kiley began Bad Blood years ago as a vehicle for musical ideas. The project involved a rotating cast of Seattle musicians (including members of the Pharmacy and Night Beats).
Bad Blood was a loose and chaotic recording and performance outlet. Bad Blood tightened up a year ago and solidified into a conventional band. Old friends and Seattle music scene veterans Jeremy Young and Dylan Ade insisted that Bad Blood was now a proper band, and they were in it.
Shades of the initial marriage of romantic singer-songwriters (Tim Hardin, Nikki Sudden) with Avant-rock n roll (Royal Trux, Rowland S. Howard) remain as the backbone of Bad Blood. Now, with the addition of a permanent rhythm section, Bad Blood has become possessed by the primal all-American Sex Beat of Rock n’ Roll. Taking musical inspiration from delta blues (Son House, Skip James), Pre-British invasion Rock n’ Roll (Link Wray, Gene Vincent, Hasil Adkins), and the bruised sleaze of British bands (the Faces, Jacobites, Dogs D’Amour), Bad Blood sings about the filthy underbelly of America, where they live and work. All three members are bartenders. In the last few months, Bad Blood has recorded two EPs and are preparing for a month-long residency at the infamous Cha Cha Lounge in their home-town.
Grand Guru is returning to the Hot Box. Hailing from France but settling in Brighton Grand Guru has toured extensively and played many major festivals and events across Europe. Tonight he will be playing as a one man band, expect drum machines, Crunchy Fuzzed out guitar riffs and vocals echoing Iggy meets the Beastie Boys. there is a full band version of Grand Guru and another band called Glitter Piss, hopefully both will appear at Hot Box in the future. Grand Guru runs the label Guru disques and will have a bunch of great records for sale after the show.
SPENCER M TAYLOR AND THE GROOVY PSYCHO
These guys are right at the heart of the city, ingrained in the local scene and one of the hardest working bands around. Spencer has been writing music since the 1990’s and has been in many bands throughout his career. His past projects had typically been self recorded. In 2018 Spencer decided a change was needed and the band took a journey to record their debut album in Nashville. 5 days in 1979 was recorded whilst there and then pressed back here in the UK to vinyl.
The band have put on a select number of shows over the country and are gearing up for a return visit to Nashville for album number 2. This show will be worthy of getting along to as Spencer and the boys pull out all the stops and put on a great show.