I’m afraid all professionalism flies out of the window when I’m fronted with a track as sensuously soulful as Blood on My Hands; the latest single from the Funk-addled Alt Rock collective Drawing Blanks.
There aren’t many vocalists that can carry the same sultry baritone notes as the vocalist in Drawing Blanks, pair that with the instrumentals and you’ve got one hell of a blindingly raucous track which comes alive through the groove in their alchemically dark soundscapes. I don’t want to give away too many spoilers, but God damn, their guitar riffs have so much grind they are practically orgasmic. There’s a Jim Jones reverence pouring all over the track created by the Arkansas based four-piece band who formed back in 2015.
You can check out Drawing Blanks hyped up new anthemic single Blood on My Hands along with the rest of their downright sexy album Traceless via Spotify now. I’m not even ashamed to admit that the track that follows Blood on My Hands ‘Mercy’ brought a tear to my eye, the potently pensive vocals hit me like a tonne of bricks.
Review by Amelia Vandergast