Bloody Tourists

Bloody Tourists


Likened to a mix between The Pixies and Velvet Underground, the sound is 'unashamedly abrasive'. Defined as Garage Rock, the songs contain punchy lyrics over gritty guitar. A dirty sort of pop telling tales of perverted arcade owners, sexy dentists and drunken youths 'doing tricks for beer'.


Formed at the beginning of 2006, Bloody Tourists (Inspired by the shared love of Bands like The Fall, The Pixies and The White Stripes) booked their first gig before they'd written any songs. With a only a couple of months until our debut appearance we learnt our instruments (newly acquired from secondhand shops and car boot sales) as we wrote.

The gig was heralded a success by a new fanbase impressed by our audacity and raw energy. A booking frenzy followed, getting ourselves gigs all over the South of England. This led us to two 'Battle of the Bands' in which we won a free weekend recording in Brixton, London.

The weekend recording, and writing, saw the birth of our debut album 'KINK' which became 'Album of the month' in many publications and won us £1200 in an online competition. We now continue to play, after playing alongside ShitDisco and The New York Howl, looking for great new venues and a new crowd.


Karaoke and The Riot Police - EP
KINK - Debut LP (many streaming radio plays)
Funland - 7" vinyl single

Set List

Up The Dosage
Gram and a Half
Ordinary Girl
Human Race
Song For the Divorced
My Idiot Friend
Tat Shop Sugar
Pop Song
Ten Percenter
Teenage Adrenaline
Victoria - Kink's cover
Downloading Porn with Davo - Mouldy Peaches
Shanghai Low
Police No Go
New Reason
Plan B

Our sets vary in length depending on the expectations of promoters and organisers. Anywhere between 25 minutes and an hour and a half.