EP Review: Fizzy Blood – Pink Magic

Fizzy Blood fuse punk and 80’s disco like no other and deliver a masterpiece with Pink Magic. 

Rising Leeds outfit Fizzy Blood are releasing their new EP Pink Magic this Friday via Killing Moon/Alya Records. Recorded in Brighton with producer Alex Newport (Bloc Party, Tigercub, The Mars Volta), the  EP showcases new strength to Fizzy Blood’s sound.

Pink Magic is our third EP, and what we believe to be the most accurate representation of who we are as a band and where we want to take our music moving forward. We’re happy to present the EPs as a trilogy but I wouldn’t kid anyone and say this was the plan from the start. These three offerings will have to tide you over till we’re finished with what comes next…” guitarist Paul Howell says.

Like a boss, the EP’s title tracks grabs you by the collar and pulls you into the world of Fizzy Blood. Grungy riffs and punk vocals are combined with a healthy dose of synths and pop elements to create the very signature sound of this band. Pink Magic is all you need to get you hooked on this EP so it’s safe to say it’s the best choice for the opener.

The following CFO goes a little heavier on the synths and autotunes but don’t you worry, Fizzy Blood never loose their punk roots across this EP. CFO has much more of a heavy feel to it than Pink Magic and was the first single revealed off the EP back in February.

“Broadly speaking, C.F.O. is a warning about pushing people away who only had your best interests at heart. It’s easy to lose sight of things when you’re mired down in a single minded pursuit. So what I’m trying to say is, stop and smell the roses every once in a while, you’ll thank yourself later. This is one of those things that is better left up to your imagination. Whatever you think C.F.O. stands for, that’s what it is” guitarist Paul Howells explains.

Strangers dials back the pace and gives you moody Sunday listening, in the best sense. Almost giving the idea that there’s a hint of Arctic Monkeys somewhere underneath. It’s a huge song without making it too obvious.

Closing off Pink Magic is Illusion. Turning up the energy one last time, Illusion has a fiercely catchy melody and you just cannot turn this song up loud enough. The louder, the more it’ll hit you – right the face.

And this is the case with all four tracks on this EP. Fizzy Blood have given us a record that will propel them into the bigger venues of this country and headlining festivals in no time. Pink Magic is the kind of release you just cannot wait to experience live.

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