The Bleeders @ The Globe 20 April 2006
24 Apr 2006 // A review by Shade
played @ The Globe in Palmerston North on Thursday the 20th of April 2006 as part of their tour for their new album 'As Sweet As Sin'.
The room darkened and the crowd chanted out their name. Anticipation ran high. This was the band that everyone had been waiting for and it was definitely worth the wait.
Lead by the best person for the job, Angelo, The Bleeders
pulled the crowds towards the stage like some sort of gravitational force and they kept everyone's eyes magnitised towards the stage throughout their entire set. You could feel their determination and passion in all of their songs and it is this determination and passion that has turned The Bleeders
into what they are today. This is one band that is sure to go far, and not just with NZ music. Their do-it-yourself attitude has already seen them achieve so much, including being signed to a major record label.
In the wings of the stage during The Bleeders
set stood members from the previous bands who, like the audience, were completley mesmerised by what they saw. The Bleeders
are so talented that their music sends shivers down your spine.
When their A Bleeding Heart
EP came out, Punkas.com noted The Bleeders
as "bristling with potential"
. After seeing them perform live it is obvious that they have now realised their potential and they are using it to their advantage.
song of the night: Out Of Time
will always be a favourite of mine and it was awesome to finally see it performed live, however Nightmares
was the best Bleeders
song of the night.
2006 was a huge year for the Bleeders. Their debut album, the anthemic power house that is 'Sweet As Sin', reached 2 in the charts, garnered them Best Breakthough Artist and Best Rock Album at the 2006 New Zealand Music Awards and went on to sell Gold. The band toured like maniacs in NZ and headed across the Tasman no less than five times at the invitation of everyone from Avenged Sevenfold and AFI to Aussie acts Gyroscope and Behind Crimson Eyes.
Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Bleeders
The self-titled follow up to 'Sweet As Sin' rejects any notion of resting on laurels. Produced by Clint Murphy and the Bleeders at Auckland’s York Street Studios and mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York, 'Bleeders' is a return to the brutal vitality that first brought them to people’s attention.
“This time we want to make your ears bleed” says frontman Angelo Munro, describing the album as a “fresh start”. In a sea of imitators and “watered down sh*t” the Bleeders believe it is time for an onslaught of true, raw aggresion to shake down the complacent masses and the post-emo cynicism consuming current musical trends.