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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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Coffee with Mark

It was wonderful to grab coffee with radio giant Mark Sovel today at HEIDE’s Deli. The Blood Arm used to religiously listen to the station he ran, Indie 103.1, and his show with Steve Jones of Sex Pistols, Jonesy’s Jukebox, back when we lived in L.A. He interviewed us, played our music and acted as a conduit for the scene out there. He’s an absolute legend and I’m honored to be wearing matching t-shirts in this photo. Thank you, Mark.

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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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Dolores Delivers a Glorious Death

I love this “fake LP cover” for The Blood Arm‘s song “Dolores Delivers a Glorious Death” by Godiva Ghoul. It’s the last song on our second album Lie Lover Lie. Check it out wherever you stream your music and don’t forget to give Godiva Ghoul a follow on Instagram and Twitter for more excellent artwork.

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Infinite Nights

Happy Birthday to The Blood Arm‘s fourth album “Infinite Nights”- released on this day in 2013! 

Written largely on laptops when we first moved to Berlin, the record took an introspective and experimental turn. There’s something for everybody here- hard rockers, acoustic ballads, bedroom pop and even a surf workout. The album was made in the early days of crowdfunding, and since it was paid for by fans, we still hold it close to our hearts. 

Released via R.I.P. Ben Lee Records , “Infinite Nights” spawned two singles, the guitar-driven “Midnight Moan” and the gonzo-country-romp “Matters of the Heart”. Follow the link in our bio to see the videos for both, directed by Ivan Flugelman . CD copies of this album are still available via The Blood Arm’s website

Polaroids by James Perou.

Live shot by Bekki Newton.

Album artwork by Matthew Wheeler.

Illustrations by Bárbara Fonseca.

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U8 Concert


In 2012, The Blood Arm held a concert on Berlin’s U8 subway line and played a different song at every stop. This was to promote our album Infinite Nights. Admission was the cost of a ticket. Eventually, the BVG stopped the concert and a small riot ensued. Watch video of it here.

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SXSW 2007

Here are some wild photos from The Blood Arm‘s performance at SXSW in 2007. A big thank you goes to Andrea Augustin for sharing these.