Published: 07/02/2018 16:12 - Updated: 08/02/2018 10:03

Bloodlines announce debut UK tour

From left - Jamie Allanach, Steve Bull, Jamie Coltart and Andrew MacGillivray, both from Fort William.
BLOODLINES – including three Highland musicians – have announced their debut UK tour to support their new EP Primal Cuts out on March 16.
Bloodlines will play Inverness Tooth & Claw on March 31 as part of the tour which also takes in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, London, Brighton and Hastings.
Bassist Steve Bull is from the Black Isle, singer and guitarist Jamie Coltart and guitarist Andrew MacGillivray – from Fort William and drummer Jamie Allanach is from Ayrshire. 
Bloodlines are a high-intensity rock band now based in Glasgow which started out rehearsing in small rooms and garages. Known for their drive and eye for an attention-grabbing move, Bloodlines have been often described as one of the best live acts in Scotland, and their track record shows it with stand-out performances across the country at festivals including T in the Park and Belladrum, as well as regular sold-out shows.
Their no-nonsense, rock music has been well supported by a host of respected media – with regular exposure on the BBC, Amazing Radio, featured on BT Sports rugby coverage and playing a full set of music live on BBC Radio Scotland.
The winners of the Scottish Alternative Music Awards: Best Rock Band always strive to make each show their best – the sweat pouring off them by the end of sets such as their XpoNorth closing gig last year – is a perfect example.
Previous releases include All Your Love, Mother’s Misery, Skeletons and Love The Taste.
For this tour Bloodlines will be teaming up with Off-Axis, a innovative organisation set-up to help bands from around the UK work together on touring and sharing shows. 
Through Off Axis, Bloodlines are collaborating on dates with Hastings-based band Kid Kapichi and will be travelling from the bottom to almost the top of the UK introducing KK the ropes and wonders of Scotland along the way. 
The tour will focus on small energetic music venues around the UK. 
Singer Jamie Coltart says of the Primal Cuts songs: “The EP as a whole is about phobias, fear and just the general breaking down of a person when having to encounter them. 
“I’ve always had a phobia of needles and have had to have blood taken for health reasons (nothing too serious). 
“The EP is surrounding all the fear of getting my blood taken from me, its about all the thoughts that fester – why do I have this fear?
“And is the sickness better than having to deal with the phobia?
“Should I get CPT (cognitive processing) therapy?”
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