2018 has been a very fine year for Blair Jollands. He has been releasing a new single every month from his brand new LP 7 Blood, which is out now via Glowb Recordings. Freshly delivered to your ear waves is this funky track of the same name 7 Blood.
Jollands is an international artist, in the truest sense of the word. He has globe-trotted from Shanghai to Sydney and Bali to Berlin, originally from Grey Lynn, New Zealand and now resides in Spain and the UK for the last decade.
"7 Blood" is the name of the herb Jollands' harvested from an Andalucian mountainside so he could create a ticture to combat Lyme disease which he contracted whilst touring in France. Jollands explains:
The song explores these bacterias - biological and also digital as in the cyber type (stuxnet / zero days).
Previously signed to Boy George’s label, More Protein - back under the artist name El Hula, Jollands quickly gathered 5 star reviews with his albums Hotel and Violent Love, collecting many supporters. Having conquered that peak, Jolland’s then focused on his writing for film; composing and producing sound tracks - collecting Emmy nominations and accolades with the same twitch of a tail… these include most recently the highly acclaimed movie Pride, Wild Bill, Bleak House, A Touch of Cloth and the award winning film, Shackleton.
Jollands will be hitting the shores of Australia and New Zealand early 2019 in celebration of his new album. Compared to Nick Cave, Elvis Presley, Scott Walker, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Rufus Wainwright - you're sure in for a treat with each song handled with such care and tenderness, it is truly breath taking.
JANUARY 18 | ANTHOLOGY LOUNGE | AUCKLAND
JANUARY 22 | PAISLEY STAGE | NAPIER
JANUARY 24 | MOON | WELLINGTON
JANUARY 27 | TBC | CHRISTCHURCH
JANUARY 31 | GASOMETER | MELBOURNE
FEBRUARY 3 | LAZYBONES | SYDNEY
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