THE BLOOD CHOIR + The Desert & Richard Black


“The Blood Choir are comprised of founding members Robin Maddicott and Joe Mountain. Formed in Bristol in 2009, they began recording material for what would become the unreleased and much-coveted ‘Dartmoor’ EP.

Signing with IRL (Independent Records Ltd) in 2012, the duo released their first official album ‘No Windows to the Old World’, a record co-produced with Tim Oliver (New Order, Robert Plant), who simultaneously released the record through his own label Top Cat Music. With the likes of Guitarist Magazine praising the record’s “soundscapes, reverb and blizzards of overdrive” (4*), The Blood Choir fleshed out their ranks to develop an expanded set up to do the album and it’s multitudinous depths justice in the live setting. The band toured extensively with Arbouretum, plus accepted invites to perform with John Parish, The Handsome Family, The Magic Band, and Silver Apples among others.

Still centred around the nucleus of Maddicott and Mountain, though currently operating between Denmark and the UK, The Blood Choir returned in 2018 with their first full length studio album for six years: ‘Houses of the Sun’. 

Praise for ‘Houses of the Sun’:

Dancing About Architecture- “a majestic album, there is no other word for it, one that sweeps and broods, whispers and screams, caresses and frightens, attacks and atones” 

Noizze – “With it’s purist structure, quiet nature and progressive and intricate elements, Houses Of The Sun is a reverbing and resonating journey though soothing landscapes that bring forth both fear and reflection.” 

York Calling – “This album needs exposure to show the masses that there’s more to music than the charts, and more to albums than singles. This is grown up music at its best, it’s a grower and a stayer”


“Bristol based The Desert first came to the attention of

the world with their hauntingly beautiful debut single

Just Get High in June last year. Picking up plays on BBC

Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and Radio X, Gina Leonard’s vocals

& lyrics, that are both immediate and gripping, and Tom

Fyrer’s atmospheric & detailed production won them many



“Dark psychedelic laments, harmony rich pop and acoustic malevolence from the copper and stone fields of the West of England. Currently mixing his debut album, Richard makes his first appearance at Moles.”


→ Saturday March 2nd 2019

• Doors: 7pm / Tickets:

• 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

• Includes free entry to Saturday Night FeverClub Night for 18+ Only

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