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7 Blood


Artist: Blair Jollands
Label: GlowB Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 24 August 2018

GlowB Records release Blair Jollands's new album, 7 Blood. In the past Jollands was signed to Boy George’s label, More Protein - releasing the LPs Hotel and Violent Love - before turning his hand to writing for film; composing and producing soundtracks including Pride, Wild Bill, Bleak House, A Touch of Cloth and the award winning film, Shackleton. For 7 Blood, Jollands acted as writer, composer, producer and mixer. The end results speak for themselves...

What's intriguing about 7 Blood is Jollands's ability to turn his vocal talents to numerous genres from the '50s sounding 'I'll Remember You' to the rich 'Restless Soul' which wouldnt have been out of place on Lou Reed and John Cale's 1990 album Songs for Drella. And 'Not Enough' could so easily have appeared on a Robbie Williams album.

As the album flits from song to song there are so many obvious comparisons that will spring to mind: Nick Cave, Elvis Presley, Scott Walker, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Rufus Wainwright... but this album proves that Jolland is his own man and has a diversity that you don't often hear these days.

I totally loved this release. I've been playing it constantly for quite some time now, and I have no doubt there's months, if not years, of life left in it yet.


Nick Smithson

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