Forming in 2014 from the ashes of previous bands in Leeds thriving music scene, Fizzy Blood cut their teeth with debut EP Feast in 2015. Brimming with energy, an ear for contagious melodies and blistering musicianship, the record cemented the band as ones to watch on the DIY circuit. 2017 would go on to be Fizzy Blood’s biggest year to date, with the release of second EP Summer of Luv (KKKK – Kerrang!) on Killing Moon. Singles Pawn, Summer Of Luv and ADHD garnered radio support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Dan P Carter, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, alongside 6Music, Radio X, Kerrang!, TeamRock, Planet Rock and Amazing Radio.
Live is home for Fizzy Blood. Drummer Jake Greenway and bassist Ciaran Scanlon are a powerhouse, even down to their facial expressions, effortlessly switching from a full throttled, ear shattering sonic backbone to an infectious, groove-ridden pulse. Vocalist Benji Inkley oozes charm with his Josh Homme-inspired croons, and his counterparts Tim Malkin (keys & guitars) and Paul Howells (guitars) showcase incredible attention to detail in their blistering musicianship. This is just a glimpse into the many reasons why Fizzy Blood have catapulted to the forefront of British underground rock. Recent live highlights include tours alongside While She Sleeps, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Arcane Roots, Spring King, alongside The Great Escape, Download, 2000 Trees and Reading & Leeds festivals.
There’s method behind Fizzy Blood’s madness. Guitarist and songwriter Paul Howells’s ability to capture a relatable yet erratic inner monologue, and then presenting it in a polished song package is astonishing. For example, Animals was written from his experiences of verbal abuse whilst working as a street fundraiser, with the track reinforcing the notion that everyone is equal through the lyric “we’re all just animals”. ADHD was written about his experiences of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at the age of 21.