By Eric Mackinnon
Fizzy Blood are bubbling noisily and unavoidably towards the surface and mainstream of the UK rock scene.
In addition to a Download Festival set on the Dogtooth Stage on Sunday, June 11, the Leeds quintet have already bossed a support slot with Punk legends The Dead Kennedy's, enjoyed extensive BBC Radio 1 coverage and shot onto the wishlist of festival bookers continent-wide.
“Haha, when you put it all together like that it looks like we’re almost a real band!,” laughs drummer Jake Greenway.
“It’s been great, The Dead Kennedy's tour was a while back now and it doesn’t feel like we’re really that band any more which is strange but exciting in itself I think. We’re all just really excited to bring out our new stuff and do the festival circuit this year, we’ve even bought a fancy backdrop. It’s always nice when you feel like you’re being supported by the industry and helped along because its a dog eat dog world out there.”
Sandwiched between Love Zombies and The Charm The Fury on the bill, there are a number of bands Jake and the Fizzy Blood brood are desperate to wrap their lugs around and check out on game day.
“We've already put out feelers for Steel Panther,” smiled Jake, “but there are so many bands on the bill we want to see like Dinosaur Pile-Up, Red Fang, God Damn, DEAD, Basement and Slayer.”
With regards to their own set at Download, Jake revealed: “We know people are always up for it a bit more so we tailor our set to that I guess. We’ll probably be playing a few of our 'dancier' numbers this time round.
“People can expect us playing our songs that we have released over the past three years and some songs we haven’t released over the past three years. In all seriousness though, we can’t wait for download this year and we’ve already tippexed ’11’ onto all of our amps.”
Fizzy Blood picked up their name from a Jamie Lenman song of the same name which the boys simply liked the sound of. But they like to wind people up that the meaning of that song and its another term for 'the benz', which is what Jake says they tell people when they want them to think we came up with it themselves.
Jake added: “The rest of 2017 will see a lot of new music, a lot of shows, and hopefully a lot of good times from us. We’re itching to get back out on the road and get back into the swing of things, there’s a lot of cool ideas floating around at the moment so the writing side of things is getting interesting too.”
Catch Fizzy Blood on the Dogtooth Stage on Sunday, June 11.