Moose Blood

Soda Bar presents

Moose Blood

Lydia, McCafferty

Monday, April 2, 2018

6:00 pm

Quartyard

$18 - $22

This event is all ages

Moose Blood
Moose Blood
“A distinctly British twist on a sound that harks back to the glory days of Deep Elm Records and Sub Pop. A fusion of 90’s British indie and American Emo.”

With previous releases under their belts on Gallows’ owned Venn Records and FITA records, Moose Blood followed up the ‘Moving Home’ and ‘Boston/Orlando’ EPs with a split 7″ with long-time friends Departures on No Sleep Records. This led the band towards a busy touring schedule throughout the UK and Europe, playing amongst the likes of The Appleseed Cast, Mallory Knox, Balance & Composure and Funeral for a Friend.

Their debut full length, ‘I’ll Keep You In Mind From Time To Time’ has been released to much acclaim and has garnered the band attention from both sides of the Atlantic. The album, produced by Beau Burchall in Los Angeles, is “a record full of summer anthems and rocking emo that has some hooks so vast that it literally takes days to shake some of these songs of your head. Singer/Guitarist Eddy Brewerton delivers an unforgettable performance on the album, backed up by Mark Osborne on Guitar, Glenn Harvey on drums and Kyle Todd on Bass.”

In support of the release the band toured extensively throughout 2014 and 2015, across Europe and the UK supporting the likes of Balance & Composure, Man Overboard, Mallory Knox and Fightstar and in North America, spending 2 months on the renowned Vans Warped Tour. Their debut headline tour across the UK was completely sold out and the band were soon gathering interest in mainstream UK media, with singles ’Swim’ and ‘Gum’ sharing success on Radio 1 with plays from the likes of Dan P Carter and Huw Stephens and leading music magazines Kerrang! and Rock Sound heavily featuring the band. A final highlight of the band’s debut album campaign came at the end of Summer 2015 with a high profile slot at Reading and Leeds Festival.

“When Moose Blood hit the emotional buttons as they do so well on Gum and Bukowski, they’re great value.” – Kerrang! Magazine

“There’s a Moose Blood song for everyone; a reference to some indie classic that strikes a chord, some trivial encounter from the past that meant so much, a situation that is so familiar there’s nothing to do but fall in love with some small part of them.” – DIY Magazine

“There’s a coterie of UK bands out there to believe in right now. Moose Blood are one of the most important. ” – Rock Sound
Lydia
Lydia
Formed in 2003... by frontman/guitarist Leighton Antelman in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert, Arizona, the indie rock band known as Lydia has spent the last decade-plus recording, touring and taking its music well beyond the American Southwest.

With its most recent offering, Run Wild, Antelman, Matt Keller and Justin Camacho took a very organic approach to writing – one in which the music just sort of came together on its own. “We all pretty much have our own mini studios in our separate houses,” Antelman explains. “So we tend to write songs on our own. For whatever reason, we've never really been a band that gets into a room and jam it out. I usually get as many ideas as I can together and then I throw them at the team and see what sticks. I still genuinely don’t really know why certain songs stick and others don’t, but I go for a quantity of ideas and let the pieces fall as they may. The songs seem to come out as they please.”

Run Wild was produced by Aaron Marsh (of Copeland) and Colby Wedgeworth, both of whom Lydia has previously worked with. “The thing we had never done was use two producers for one record,” says Antelman. “I always think you should be experimenting with everything in your life. Who knows, we might use four on the next record or we might use none. I genuinely don't have anything that's a ‘deal breaker’ when creating in the studio.” Lydia’s main goal is to evoke emotion – no matter what emotion it is. “I don't care what specific feeling that is…it just has to pull on some things inside you, change your DNA around for a bit,” he adds. “That's how a song makes the cut or gets thrown to the curb these days. If what you do can make the audience feel genuine emotions, I think you've done your job.”

Since the release of Run Wild, Lydia has received coverage from some of the top publications and had the video for the track “When It Gets Dark Out” picked up by major media outlets such as MTV, AXS TV and Yahoo Music. They added another headline tour to their resume, adding to a list that already included extensive headline and support tours across the US, Canada and UK, as well as the Zumiez Couch Tour, Vans Warped Tour, and the Bamboozle Festival.

Lydia will head out again this fall on a headline tour that will see the group adding special elements to their usual performance. “We've had the idea of doing this with some extra players and live strings on stage for a little while now,” enthuses Antelman. “We'll be playing music from all of our releases over the years. We're all really excited to see what makes it onto the stage and into the show. That's a really fun part about putting together a new tour.”
McCafferty
'Thanks. Sorry. Sure.' EP coming out June 2017 on Take This to Heart Records.
Venue Information:
Quartyard
1102 Market Street
San Diego, CA, 92101
http://www.quartyardsd.com/