Blood on the Mic

Blood on the Mic

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BLOOD ON THE MIC are songwriters first and foremost. "We paint an atmosphere, a soundtrack to a story. To bleed on the mic is to audaciously voice a mood, sensation or tale, at most times catastrophic and always heartfelt." - BOTM

Biography

In the aftermath of Montreal's Indie explosion a lot of creative types woke up wondering, “what the hell was that?!” And those who recognized the fact that things were finally happening in this wonderful city went straight to work on the Next Biggest Thing, ultimately to wallow in a sea of mediocrity and the trappings of The Scene.

Mandy and Harry worked at a music store together. They were immersed in music for at least 40 hours a week with pop culture relentlessly pounding its message deeper into their brains. This turned them into music-making robots. Both were in bands, doing their thing, CHANGING THE WORLD! Not really. One day, they both decided to make music together.  

Mandy, at that time, was working with their friend and colleague Juan, bassist. Harry saw the rehearsal space and thought, “I gotta get in on this action!” The three came up with some good stuff and realized that they were onto something.  

One night at a friend’s wedding, Harry stumbled, drunkenly, into an old high school friend Gerry. They were both trained in music by The State at a Montreal-East public high school. They talked music, drunkenly, and set up a date to jam. Gerry showed everyone his b@#!%.

Three became four. The magic began to happen, all four contributing to the writing process.  They all felt like they were finally being heard and appreciated. They needed a drummer. To Craigslist!

After an exhaustive search and quite an experience meeting several colorful characters, Don walks in with his gear and has been there ever since. Don got around and knew the ropes. Everyone came - hearing their songs for the first time set to drums expertly executed on the first try.  

The band was formed. Precious Stone. They recorded demos, did a few shows, and developed their package. In the meantime, stuff happened that happens to all bands; bickering, conflict, commitment issues, loss of a member, name change. But the project moved on. Songs were still being created, recorded. The band’s image further solidified into something more tangible, more concrete. BLOOD ON THE MIC was formed. But they found themselves short one bassist. Enter Jeff.

After months of agonizing indecision BLOOD ON THE MIC embraced Jeff as the new fifth member of the band. Jeff brought a solid compliment to Don’s playing, further reinforcing the band’s foundation.

2010. BLOOD ON THE MIC launches their website showcasing their hard work and determination to make things happen.

We are BLOOD ON THE MIC. Our sh*t is GOLD!

Lyrics

Jukebox Rebel

Written By: BOTM

Life’s not simple
But you’ll get through it
Your heart is fragile
But your head will mend it
When you’re running
With too many of them
Take a step back
And remember who you are

When your song’s not loud enough
And your guts not in it
Your lips are trembling
Think, your soul they can never take it
Take a deep breath
And louder you will sing it

Don’t worry even if it only lasts a minute

Choices aren’t always right
But there’s a reason for everything
It’s not always a sacrifice
It depends on how you see it

Be cool, just do it
Put your back up to it
Don’t be a fool
Can’t swallow it, then chew it
Pull it together
Swing your hips
With the jukebox rebel

Demons

Written By: BOTM

Don’t paint it green
My grass is gold
And lazy is my
Shade of gray
My love, a heavy set of
Blues
I hear it coming, I hear it coming

Here it comes
That perfect moment
Smile, there it goes again
I’m a widow of diversion

Let me present
The demons in my closet
The ghost under my bed
The monsters in the mirror
And the fear inside me
I hear it coming, I hear it coming

I don’t get hurt
Cause I am numb
Get angry
It’s all been done
Flows like nothing
And I’m too sober
I got up thinking of you

Just out of ear shot
Whispers meant for someone else
Does it taste
As fake as it sounds?

Run Fast

Written By: BOTM

It’s better to go quick
When your feet are flying young
Don’t want to hold you back
And follow my rules

It’s wiser to run fast
Pound the pavement, close the gap
Between dreams
Get what you want, throw a fit.
Didn’t want to let go of the wheel
Wanted to let it flow, not fall at your heel

Its better stay
Let your mind mend
Keep your breaks close
Set your bones straight

It’s better to breath
Go for a ride
Enjoy the view
And let them see
Get what you want and throw a fit

Discography

Coming soon...

Set List

Current set list (45 minutes):

1. Winter
2. Run Fast
3. Demons
4. Pot of Gold
5. Wherever
6. It Glows
7. Juke Box Rebel
8. Heavy Foot
9. Blood on the Mic
10. Whiskey Flavoured Morning

More songs are available...