No Spill Blood

Alarm Magazine: Best New Albums Of The Week - September 4th : Street Meat


No Spill Blood: Street Meat (Sargent House) - September 4, 2012

Based in Dublin, Ireland, and vivisected from experimental and noise-rock champions Adebisi Shank, Elk, Magic Pockets, and others, No Spill Blood already has a momentum that has launched it straight to the top of the mighty Sargent House roster.

On its inaugural Street Meat EP, the trio keeps the bass guitar low and loud on the register, giving a jarring, dissonant, Melvins-like depth to the album. Thick, buzzing synths add both atmosphere and a cosmic progressive element, which is visually reflected in Sonny Kay’s pseudo-psychotropic cover art. Without the synthesized textures, No Spill Blood might run the risk of falling flat as another noise-rock duo, but the band manages to pull off in three what other bands hardly can do with five.  - Benjamin van Loon