LIFE HAS SURFACE NOISE
We believe that vinyl is the ultimate expression of the physical meeting the audible. Blood is a creative pursuit aimed at stretching the possibilities of the format and in doing-so creating better listening experiences. Every record we create is exclusively pressed for our members on limited, timed campaigns and hand-numbered to order. The earlier our members purchases, the lower the number on their record. Our growing family of artists includes the likes of Biffy Clyro, Foals, Wolf Alice, Black Honey, The Magic Gang, Fat White Family and many more.
Since 2018, Blood’s been responsible for a string of Top 10 albums including a collaborative effort with the likes of Foals, Wolf Alice, The Vaccines and more to fund life-saving PPE equipment for seven UK hospitals during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our zoetrope edition of ‘Celebrations Of Endings’ by Biffy Clyro helped it top the album charts in 2020 and we became the first UK company to use 3D modelling to create a sculpture for Willie J Healey’s ‘Twin Heavy’ album. Our motto has never changed; ‘all killer, no filler’.
Our community of supporters span every corner of the world, connected by one universal language; music. The relationship we have with our community both on-and-offline means that our members are often involved in the creative process behind records and we are actively increasing this two-way dialogue. When new pre-order campaigns launch on Blood Records our members are notified by email and can now opt-in to receive SMS alerts by heading to the link below.
Blood Records is the creation of Craig Evans. In 2015 he founded European record club Flying Vinyl which has gone on to press over 300 independent releases and launched annual Hackney warehouse party Flying Vinyl Festival. Craig’s now the biggest manufacturer of vinyl records on the continent outside of the major labels and his fundamental mission is to create a deeper connection between music and listeners.
The Holy Grail
Many of our releases have accompanying liquid-filled variant releases. Only one single copy of each record is cut and given away to customers at random. We thus refer to them as our ‘Holy Grail’ LP’s.
As part of our commitment to our community we’ve launched a number of projects with the goal of creating social change. Blood and several partners released ‘Songs For The NHS’, which funded life-saving PPE equipment for seven hospitals during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our compilation release of ‘What’s Going On?’ added to the Music Venue Trust’s ‘Save Our Venues’ fund assisting small venues forced to close during lockdown. We’ve also released records collaboratively with Girls Against, funding lectures on sexual assault at a number of British Universities and worked with Dream Wife on ‘Tour Support Reimagined’ for Girls Rock London, which gives free music classes to women in the capital.