EP: Fizzy Blood – ‘Pink Magic’

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Following a summer of festivals, Leeds quintet, Fizzy Blood, will release their third EP, Pink Magic on 14 September.

Announced early August, Fizzy Blood celebrated the news of Pink Magic with the unveiling of ‘Strangers’, a dark, sultry vibe to their usual punk sound. This track certainly shows their transition into a new era as a band.  It is quite apparent in this track (along with the rest of Pink Magic) that the band are not bound to a single genre.

Alex Newport (Bloc Party and Tigercub) has provided a helping hand in capturing Fizzy Blood as a multifaceted and self-assured force. Pink Magic truly radiates their growth in the music industry through the DIY scene. Being their third EP since 2015, Fizzy Blood has shown no signs of slowing down.  In fact, they are progressing musically and churning out records like they were born for this.

‘Pink Magic’ – the first preview to be released of the EP –  is said to be the easiest track the Leeds band have ever written, “it kind of just fell into our lap when we were messing around with a korg”, says frontman, Paul Howell.

‘CFO’ is a slow build that results in the same heavy, thick beat as ‘Pink Magic’; with an almost Drenge-like musical arrangement, Fizzy Blood continue to prove that they are not tying themselves down to one genre.

The closing track, ‘Illusion’ encourages interaction and you cannot help but imagine this offering to be the most perfect crowd pleaser at a festival. With catchy vocalisations to lure you in, ‘Illusion’ is guaranteed to get you involved.

Pink Magic encompasses the drive and motivation that Fizzy Blood poses as a rising band. Since 2014, the band have clearly put their blood and sweat into their music and it truly pays off in this EP; capturing a prodigious determination and ability to evolve and progress. Who knows what they will produce next.

Fizzy Blood will play two UK headline shows in September with support from The Golden Age of TV and Household Dog in Leeds (19th September, Brudenell Games Room) and Kid Kapichi and Inklings in London (21st September, Boston Music Room).

Harriet Willis
Freelance music writer and media graduate. Dreaming of an Instagram worthy house in CA.