The Bloodhounds announce first EU tourdates this JULY25-02-2015
East Los Angeles has a long and proud tradition of bands and fans that create and love good old American rock & roll. East L.A.'s The Bloodhounds are true to that spirit with their debut release named "Let Loose!". Though founded on electric sound they also dig the old jug band style of playing. Picking up cheap acoustic guitars, turning ordinary household items into instruments and constructing a traditional washtub-broomstick bass, they often busk in the streets of downtown Los Angeles to the delight of large crowds.
After the release last November on Alive Records the album got tons of raving reviews - also on our side of the pond. For instance, Radio 1 Belgium says: "Some people call the the new Los Lobos, and there are similarities, but the debut of The Bloodhounds is just a very strong record". More than enough reason to have them over in EU. We're happy to announce the first dates of they July tour today:
2015.07.02 Moorslede (BE) @ De Nodige Deugd
2015.07.03 Utrecht (NL) @ dBs
2015.07.04 Elsloo (NL) @ Conincxpop
2015.07.04 Rossum (NL) @ Rosrock
2015.07.07 Notthingham (UK) @ Guitar Bar
2015.07.09 Halifax (UK) @ Victorian Craft Beer Cafe
2015.07.10 London (UK) @ The Islington
2015.07.11 Gierle (BE) @ Sjock
2015.07.12 Leiden (NL) @ Q-Bus
2015.07.20 Bielefeld (DE) @ Extra Blues Bar
2015.07.21 Norderstedt (DE) @ Harksheide
2015.07.22 Tübingen (DE) @ Hausbar Nünzgasse 13
2015.07.25 Cologne (DE) @ Sonic Ballroom
In 2010 when the East Los Angeles backyard gig scene was saturated with hip hop, electronic and punk music, four students of rhythm and blues took it upon themselves to bring back the primitive sounds of the 60s in all its rawness. Many tool shed practice sessions and member lineups later, The Bloodhounds were officially formed. The Bloodhounds began experimenting with the different genres that surrounded rhythm and blues in order to create their signature heterogeneous sound. Mixing rock & roll, country, folk and blues they became innovative students of the legendary musical trailblazers before them.
The Bloodhounds are NOT your typical garage band (or shed band). So whether you're into a plugged or unplugged sound, the Hounds are steppin' outta the pound.