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The Blood Arm at Kesselhaus

Hanging out in Berlin, 2009.

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Wine Boot

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Photo by Kathi Tasser.

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Glasgow 2006

Here I am, at the center of The Blood Arm storm in 2006. Glasgow was always a favorite stop of ours, and this concert at King Tut’s was a scorcher. I love checking out the indie kids of sixteen years ago.

It’s wonderful to look at this photo now, because pulling a stunt like this seems impossible at the moment. I hope to get back to it one day. It’s so much fun.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Photo by Fiona McKinlay.

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Madame Jojo’s

Basking under blue light at the legendary-London-nightclub Madame Jojo’s, 2011. We were performing “Angela”.

“Angela
Have you ever seen the light at dawn
Inside the apartment of
A hopeless homewrecker?”

Photo by Joel Isaac Black.

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The Cribs & Johnny Marr

The sunset strip wasn’t really our scene, but in 2009, when the The Cribs and Johnny Marr called, we came running. The Roxy is a legendary L.A. venue, and a stopping point for huge acts, so it was exciting for us to play there. Naturally, we tore it up.

Photo by Dyan Valdés.

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The Buff Club, 2007

April 4, 2007: We distribute beer at Glasgow’s The Buff Club and party with Alex Kapranos and Bob Hardy of Franz Ferdinand. Seems like a long time ago now, but boy, did we have fun!

Photos by Sara Simmons.

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Recording Infinite Nights

In 2012, Nicky Walsh came into the studio to capture the recording of The Blood Arm‘s fourth album Infinite Nights.

We were tense—the photos show that. It’s awkward to have a stranger come into the studio, but the results were fantastic, and we’re delighted to have these images now.

I hope you enjoy this little peek into our recording process.

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Berlin Reguided

Photos and write up courtesy of Ryan Balmer of Berlin Reguided:

In the summer of of 2012, The Blood Arm attempted an afternoon tour of Berlin’s U8 line, playing one song on the platform of each station. The 2nd picture shows them getting busted by the BVG and the 3rd pic is them finishing the tour outside the last stop on the line, Hermannstrasse.

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Hotel Room

Unused promo shot, 2003.

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Manchester, 2006

Check out these photos from November 29, 2006 at Manchester’s Night and Day Cafe. It was my twenty-seventh birthday.

Read a review of the show: THE BLOOD ARM take to the stage with true finesse, a stadium-style drumbeat is accompanied by a voice over intro from a shirtless sweaty man – who it transpires is the drummer and not just The Blood Arm’s personal MC. What follows can only be described as truly wonderful.

Lead singer Nathaniel Fregoso owns every inch of the stage, the floor, even the bar at one point…you get the picture. He’s like Har Mar Superstar meets Mick Jagger, swaggering and thrusting around in an utterly likeable manner. At one point he dismounts the stage and insists that we all sit down for the next song, to make it “truly special”. It really is very special. I’ve never voluntarily sat down on the floor of Night and Day (involuntarily when drunk, yes but never of my own free will). Nathaniel stands amid the seated crowd like a messiah to serenade us all with the one slow track of the night, ‘Going to Arizona’, before returning to full party mode on stage to deliver ‘Suspicious Character’ an anthemic funk rock track that oozes the sexual prowess that Nathaniel clearly believes he has in abundance.

The Blood Arm sound like a kind of Scissor Sisters, Elton John (during the rock n roll piano bits) hybrid, but with classic indie guitar sounds and the ability to go a little bit Queen with the addition of some big hand claps. The final song of the night is an old favourite – it’s Nathaniel’s birthday so the room erupts into a chorus of ‘Happy Birthday’, a cake is then delivered on stage and I half expect a stripper to jump out, but no it’s just a nice spot of sponge for Nathaniel.

Photo and article by Helen Jones.