The Bloody Nerve Debut Album, ‘Taste’ Available November 6th on Antic Records
Stacey Blood and Laurie Ann Layne are Nashville’s crucial rock n’ roll killers, The Bloody Nerve.
The two voices that collide in reckless harmony construct a meridian of American blues and rock n’ roll, resulting in a back-beat religion that testifies rhythm, motion and soul.
Though Nashville-based, The Bloody Nerve don’t produce your typical Nashville sound. True, they do sometimes throw in a country classic, but more often their music is raw Texan blues-rock, polished with sophisticated New York vocal gloss.
In true Texas legacy, Blood started his rock n’ roll journey in Dallas . But it was during his time in San Luis Obispo, CA he truly began to deconstruct his musical limits while making ends meet as a drive time DJ for many radio stations around the state. He has proved a reversal of the common rock n‘ roller turned radio host story, abandoning his broadcasting gig for pursuing the dream. Not finding any kind of fit in Southern California, he arrived in Nashville in 2009.
Laurie Ann Layne cut her teeth in the R&B world in New York working with various producers until hitting the map in Nashville, recording vocals on Motown’s India Arie’s Grammy nominated “Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationships” in 2006.
Blood and Layne met in Nashville in 2011 and moved to start The Bloody Nerve in 2013. Working and living at their own Overbar Studios on the outskirts on Nashville, The Bloody Nerve produced their first offerings in the form of two, three-track EP’s “Red” and “Blue”.
In July 2014, though, a fire completely destroyed their home and possessions, including their recording studio and equipment. Forced to improvise like crazy, the band finished recording under very challenging conditions, Finally, after a year of trauma, heartbreak, and even homelessness, The Bloody Nerve can now release ‘Taste’, on their own Antic Records label.
Stacey explains “I’m particularly proud of this album because of how difficult it was to make and we did the whole thing ourselves. No labels, no suits telling us what to do. But it’s kind of like natural child birth. Liberating and inspiring, but hurts like a sumbitch. That’s Taste.”
Laurie Ann adds “I hope people dig it, sure. Although I am realistic and know that this album doesn’t fit into any of the preselected boxes out there. That makes it unsafe. And that is exactly why people should dig it.”
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Sources: Antic Records, Central Press PR and Rebel Rockzine.com
“Place to Hide” Music Video, “Find Ya Love” Music Video, ‘Taste’ Album Art