The Bloodstreams unleash riotous Punk anthem ‘Jagged Teeth’

Alex White of Fat White Family contributed a four-part sax arrangement, adding a final touch to the punk anthem, making it an unforgettable sonic experience
18 April 2024

London’s The Bloodstreams drop their electrifying punk anthem Jagged Teeth, drawing inspiration from iconic bands like Birthday Party, Bauhaus, The Fall, and Siouxie & The Banshees. This chaotic yet enthralling​ track captures the essence of their distinctive sound and raw energy. 

Reminiscent of The Stranglers’ intensity, the track serves as the perfect introduction to their upcoming sophomore album, Eat Your Heart Out. Described by the band as a ‘western’ journey, Jagged Teeth delves into themes of birth, growth, bullies, sadness, and revenge, all presented in a surrealistic tone that leaves listeners captivated.

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The song’s inception was marked by a natural evolution around an original organ arrangement, but it wasn’t until the addition of frustrated, bile-ridden vocals that Jagged Teeth truly came to life. Collaborator Alex White of Fat White Family contributed a four-part sax arrangement, adding a final touch to the punk anthem, making it an unforgettable sonic experience.

The imagery of ‘jagged teeth’ serves as a metaphor for individuality juxtaposed with aggression, making it one of The Bloodstreams’ standout works to date. The Bloodstreams bring their dynamic energy to the forefront with clanking pianos, cranking guitars, and pounding drums, crafting a unique blend of bittersweet upbeat melancholia that defies genre boundaries.

Jagged Teeth was recorded at Studio 7 Music, engineered by LOVELESS, mastered by Felix Davis at Metropolis Studios, and written and produced by The Bloodstreams.

With their debut album How To Be A God making waves in the post-punk and experimental rock landscape, The Bloodstreams have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Comprising three songwriters seamlessly gelling as a 4-piece unit, the band promises an evolved sonic statement in their upcoming release, inviting listeners on an exhilarating musical journey that challenges expectations and keeps them on the edge of their seats.

As Jagged Teeth sets the stage for what’s to come, fans eagerly anticipate The Bloodstreams’ sophomore album Eat Your Heart Out, poised to showcase the band’s evolution and solidify their status as one of the most exciting acts in the rock scene.

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