Boomkat Product Review:
Killer sophomore side by Sheffield’s skronky Afro-beat wonders, Blood Sport, replete with a mix CD spelling out their influences - including an exclusive Richard H. Kirk remix.
To make a massively sweeping statement, we’re generally not arsed about bands who use still use guitars as a main element, unless they’re deployed with some sense of innovation or texturhythmic rawness, which is exactly where Blood Sport step in.
Like Golden Teacher jamming with Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force and 23 Skidoo, the trio skilfully navigate disparate, worldly influences to forge a blistering and deeply infectious sound driven by pounding drums, chipping guitars and yelping, urgent vox for a very direct, Northern English sort of chop up.
The vinyl features four prime examples of their lithe, driving jams, each woven with intricate structures which bely their hypnotic, effortless dancefloor appeal and rock-wise robustness - best summed up under their own description Aggro-Beat.
Together with a smart mix CD featuring cuts from Tshetsha Boys, Hieroglyphic Being, and Daphni remix of Modular Pursuits, it’s quite the package.