London based NZ artist, Blair Jollands releases his forthcoming album 7 Blood on August 24 2018.
Jollands is often compared vocally to Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright & Scott Walker, his music communicating a paradoxical mix of melancholia and optimism that draws the listener in.
Having won the admiration of both David Bowie & Boy George (who released Blair's previous material under the name El Hula on his More Protein label), Jollands has received praise from the likes of NME, Guardian, Uncut, ArtRocker and more.
Recently returning from a tour of South America and collaboration with Brazilian group Pato Fu after performing at Runway Festival on 7th July and Cornbury Festival, July 15, Jollands will be returning to New Zealand to promote his latest release.
The collection of songs on 7 Blood are as diverse musically as they are thematically. Incidentally the album title refers to the Adalucian mountain herb, taken to combat Jolland’s battle with Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick.
Keep an eye out for Jollands, who will be featuring on the TVNZ series Dream Catchers of which he also composed the soundtrack.
'Great songs' - David Bowie
'Listening to this all the time. Gotta get this record' - Boy George
'Blair is a welcome breath of fresh air to the modern folk rock scene' - The Vinyl District
'From listening to these tracks we can already tell Jollands is something to get excited about' - Music New
'The sweeping drama of Nick Cave, elegant melodies of Scott Walker and soulful swagger of Rufus Wainwright' - Classic Rock Mag
'Bewildering, bedazzling and beautiful' - FourCulture Mag
'Carve it Up is a well produced roaring foot-tapper' - Fresh On The Net (Kimberly-Marie Sklinar)
7 Blood Private Soundcloud Link - https://soundcloud.com/blairjollands/sets/7-blood/s-srk7K
Official Website - www.blairjollands.com
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