Date: 4th june 2016 (Camden Rocks Festival)
Venue: Hawley Arms, Camden.
Genre: Heavy Rock
This five piece from Leeds, consisting of mates Paul, Benji, Jake, Ciaran and Tim are a powerhouse of hardcore rock’n’ roll – and that is something that becomes apparent from the first chord struck.
The boys came out with ringing heavy riffs, instantly blaring through the the room while front man, Benji screamed through the mic. All of the niche defining talent irrupting from the musicians resulted in manic screams and a scramble for space to move on the small Hawley Arms stage. You could hear the bass player’s crazed scream into the crowd despite not having a mic in front of him. Meanwhile, front man Benji kept his cool and strong stance throughout. It’s a wonder how this cool image is maintained whilst blaring out seemingly effortless hardcore vocals.
‘Patience’ and ‘Up and Down’ were clearly the highlights of the set, and we even got to experience ‘ADHD’ a track never before played live. The emotive lyrics, upbeat bass lines and playful drums lured the crowd in before they exploded into a frenzy of hardcore guitar solos and head banging.
The reason this band are going to do so well in their career is their live performances. Fizzy Blood were undoubtedly the highlight of Camden Rocks -a relentless explosion of fuzzy rock ‘n’ roll that shook up London.
What the crowd thought…
“That was fucking intense”
Give Fizzy Blood‘s ear shattering tunes below:
(All images: Steph Baker)