The Motherboard is Angry
Name: No Spill Blood
Where They’re From: Dublin, Ireland
When They Started: 2012
Genre: Prog Punk
Most Similar: Adebisi Shank, Lightning Bolt, The Mars Volta
Sounds Like: Circuit bending your mind
No Spill Blood of Dublin take their name from The Island of Doctor Moreau by way of an Oingo Boigo song, which is fitting. The group itself is something of an ungodly chimera. Composed of members of Adebisi Shank, Hands Up Who Wants To Die?, Elk and Magic Pockets, some might call them a super group. The music, too, smacks of mad science gone awry, in a strange but fascinating way. Their monster is made of noise, emotionally damaged synthesizers, prog rock, post-rock, and various sorts of core. It’s a psychedelic, city destroying thing that you should really listen to.
Reflecting the band’s progish guts, their debut EP Street Meat is a kind of concept piece, all the lyrics being inspired by a story about a guy who goes to work in his local mine, written by bassist/vocalist Matt Hedigan when he was younger. The all have pronounced pronounced cerebral sides, but the trio throws in plenty of brawn, ferocity, and dystopian dread, so it’s never boring.
Deep, seething bass and noisey, fried synth plus total freak out vocals make sure all the action is dirty enough for those who still like some punk in their punk. “Junior” actually has a fine and crushing stoner rock thing going on. Admittedly though, it’s the hypnotic grooves that give the creature life.
Watch this live video from the group and then tell us if you have ever heard synthesizer sound this evil. Really. Write it in the comments, because we want to know.