The Bloodtypes “Pull The Plug”

Second album, by Portland’s finest ’77 punk/new wave rock band! The BLOODTYPES have been spreading their toxic sci-fi synth punk disease all over the US and Europe these last years, and their songwriting only improved on this new album.
The band’s energy reminds me of X and early SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES on songs like “Panic”, or “Bored”, “Rejected”, or “Virtual Reality” while their sense of 80s synth melodies in songs like “Going Away” or “Surveillance State” gets closer to BLONDIE (“Television Dreams”), or The REZILLOS.
Punk sometimes has a bit of a garage taste in “Spy”, and you’ll get some darker, horror surf injected atmosphere with “Space Mutants”!
“Modern Love” is a potential hit, it brings space love stories and neon night club romances, mixed to 1978 Berlin images!
The vinyl looks great, and you’ll get a download card with it, so that’s at least two more reasons to get this record!/Laurent C.
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The Bloodtypes “Johnny” 7″


Red and white cold war/communist designs, vintage keyboards, tight playing and poppy female vocals. Everything here could make you think that this band appeared in this world between 1976 and 1982, but they actually got together in 2010 and already have an album (“Just Your Type”) out.
On this new 4 song 7″, their love of fine power pop melodies (“Johnny”, “Destroy The Heart”) sometimes brings BLONDIE to mind, and they managed to mix the energy of X to the 80s sexy spirit of Kim Wilde and Dick Dale‘surf guitars in “Alien Eyes”.
The punker side of the band shows more on “Don’t Wanna”, a song that brings images of white glasses, bleached hair and customized suit jackets to mind!
There’s something irresistible about The BLOODTYPES, and this 7″ will not only leave you with wanting to hear more, but will also make you want to see the band live. Mission accomplished! Speaking of missions, how can’t you not love a band that says this in their biography: “Their mission: keep new-wave fun alive in a scene that had become tiresome bearded urban folk (or whatever).”/Laurent C.