Updated: Aug 29, 2018
Let me set the scene. It’s the final moments of the 1999 movie ’10 Things I Hate About You’, and the female led cover of Cheap Trick’s ‘I Want You To Want Me’ plays as the credits begin to roll. If that trip down memory lane evokes any sort of pleasant response for you, I bet good money you will be a fan of Blood's sophomore album ‘Feelings’. If you have no idea what I am talking about, but you consider yourself a fan of Aussie legends Tired Lion or alt-rock/skate-punk-esque bands like Blink-182 keep reading.
Bloods have serious girl power vibes. But its not so in your face as you might think. ‘Feelings’ opens with head banger 'Bring My Walls Down'. It has a slick pop-punk edge to it, a seriously fast paced track with a crazy catchy chorus. And this energy isn't lost for a second in the rest of the album. This pop-punk dominance makes for an easy flow between tracks, and a clear motif for the whole album.
The band themselves give a nod to their 90’s and early noughties inspiration, with a couple of lines of the track 'Step Back' probably reminding you of another movie from your childhood. Guess which one. 'Feelings' is a stellar effort from the Sydney locals and its definitely got a permanent place in our playlists. Let us know what you think!