Gold Blood are the electronic duo of Michael Wright and Emile Bojesen. No ordinary synth-punk act are they - by day Emile is a college lecturer and Michael makes gorgeous electronic disco as Brassica. When these two got together, it was murder. Sounding quite unlike anything else around at the moment (but with nods to pioneering acts like Liaisons Dangerous, early Human League and John Foxx) what sets them apart is their combination of lush, analogue synths and a kinetic, hyperactive vocal style derived from Bojesen’s other job fronting hardcore act Chariots.
Gold Blood released their debut 6-track Twilight Language EP last year on Manchester’s Human Shield records, to some very good reviews, and they have just followed this up with the “Gets You Laid”/“Say Something” 7” on Ex-Yat records. “Say Something” is available as a free download from rcrdlbl.com, as is the exclusive track “The Friction”. Yes, there are other bands doing similar things right now, but none of them sound as distinctive as this. In fact, I would say that you’ll either love or hate this straight away, but fans of cold/dark/minimal-wave should definitely check it out.
Gold Blood - Say Something
Gold Blood - The Intruder
The Twilight Language EP is available to buy from Boomkat.
More info, and more free MP3s, at goldblood.co.uk.