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Australia's Bloodhounds On My Trail to Release 'Jolly' Single in Advance of 'Escape II' EP

"This EP is an out of body experience that I will continue to tap into again & again & again" - Primal Music Blog

"I will be shocked if I come across an EP in 2015 that is better than Escape EP by Bloodhounds On My Trail" – Love Sound Magazine

"A sparkling debut record" - This Is That Song

"Something so sweet about this thing, it’s optimism... just kind of unassumingly soars" - Don't Need No Melody

FOR LOVERS OF: Ride, Chapterhouse, Slowdive, The Church, Lowtide, Flyying Colours
LEAD TRACKS: Jolly, Jolly (Ummagma Remix), She's In My Plans, Dreamless


It's no secret that Australia has a burgeoning shoegaze scene. From within the burgeoning Melbourne shoegaze community, Bloodhounds On My Trail are set to release ‘Escape II’ internationally. This deluxe edition of their debut EP ‘Escape’ will also feature additional tracks ‘She’s In My Plans’ and a remix of ‘Jolly’ by renowned dreampop duo Ummagma.

'Jolly' is the first single off this EP. "Jolly is about having a good moment when you've been having a bit of a difficult time and wanting to not let it go to waste. Happy for people to enjoy our music and take what they want out of it. How it makes them feel. The message is in the ears of the listener," explains Bloodhounds guitarist Chris Donaldson.

With a love of shoegaze bands of the late 1980s to early 90s, Bloodhounds On My Trail seek to fuse the rhythmic underpinnings of bands like the Velvet Underground and the Stooges with the infectious stylings of shoegaze luminaries such as Cocteau Twins and Slowdive.

Since playing their first show in February 2014, the band has been blossoming through a whirlwind combination of live shows, festivals and recording sessions. Their music was met with positive reactions, encouraging press, and invitations to play with notable Australian artists such as Lowtide, Contrast, and White Walls.

Thanks to Tonedeaf and Gabe Lewis from Lowtide, one of the foremost shoegaze acts in Australia, Bloodhounds on My Trail began to be known as one of the best Aussie shoegaze acts around. "They sound like how I want my guitars to sound," Gabe explains. "Needless to say, I was immediately hooked. Really languid, cascading washes, and wearing their pastoral shoegaze influences on their sleeves.”

All of this prompted the band to formally commit their hazy tones to tape at Birdland Studios with renowned engineer and producer Matt Hosking, who was the perfect match for the band - also being deeply immersed in shoegaze music and having a record of outstanding work with notable shoegazers Lowtide, Contrast, vhs dream and Hideous Towns. This year has also seen the band gain momentum with appearances at local gaze festivals alongside Flyying Colours, Immigrant Union, Black Cab and Day Ravies.

"I hope for people to enjoy it and get a buzz off our tunes. We ain't preaching anything, just making music we find exciting and want to record and play live," says Johnny Green.

Bloodhounds are Johnny Green (guitar, vocals), Chris Donaldson (guitar), Nik Donaldson (drums) and Ché Walden (bass). In 2014, Shoegazemania named 'Escape' the year's number 2 EP, which also ranked high in top EPs of 2014 according to both DKFM and Primal Radio & Music Blog. Both Custom Made Music and Terapija.net included ‘She’s In My Plans’ at #6 in their top songs of 2014.

TRACKLIST:
1. Dreamless
2. Jolly
3. Old Fools
4. Silence, It's Golden
5. She's In My Plans
6. Jolly (Ummagma Remix)

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released November 27, 2015

All songs written by Johnny Green, Chris Donaldson, Nik Donaldson.
Performed by Johnny Green (guitar, vocals), Chris Donaldson (guitar), Jonny O’Hara (bass) and Nik Donaldson (drums).
Engineered by Matt Hosking
Mix by Rob Long
Mastered by Lindsay Gravina
Recorded at Birdland Studios & Los Bomberos
Art work & Concept by Oli Holmes
Track 6 Remix, mixing and mastering by Alexander Kretov / Ummagma at Ummagma Studio

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Bloodhounds On My Trail Melbourne, Australia

A love of shoegaze bands of the late 1980s to early 90s provided the catalyst for the formation of the band. Since then, members Johnny Green (guitar, vocals), Chris Donaldson (guitar), Che Walden (bass) and Nik Donaldson (drums) have sought to fuse the rhythmic underpinnings of bands like the Velvet Underground and the Stooges with the dream haze of Cocteau Twins and Slowdive. ... more

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Track Name: Dreamless
Dreams Come & Some Stay Whole
But You're More Than Just A Dream, You See You're One I Hold
I Don't Want To Be The One Who Lets You Down
I Just Want To The One You Think Of When I'm Not Around

Dreams Come & Flood Your Mind
I Don't Want To Just Be Someone You Talk To Sometimes
I Don't Want To Be The One Who Gets Left Out
I Just Want To Feel Anything, Just Something Real Now

Say, They Make You Wait & You Know That They Make You Pay
And The Love, That You Need, Is The Love That You Receive

They Say To Open Up Your Mind
Just Walk Through The Doors & You Don't Know What You'll Find
I Don't Want To Be The One Who Just Trips Out
I Just Want To Be The One You Think Of, When You're Coming Down

Say, They Make You Wait & I Know That They Make You Pay
And The Love, That You Need, Is The Love That You Receive

When You're Coming Down, When You're Coming Down
I Will Be The One Who Holds You
When You're Coming Down, When You're Coming Down
I Will Be The One Who's There

Say, They Make You Wait & I Know That They Make You Pay
I Will Be The One Who Holds You
And The Love, That You Need, Is The Love That You Receive
I Will Be The One Who There
Track Name: Jolly
Today I'm New
My Heart Is Warm
My Eyes Are Bright
Smiles Genuine

Turn You Head, And Look At Me
I'm Jolly Today, That's So Unlike Me
Track Name: Old Fools
For Once In My Life
Wont You Hear Me Out, Hear Me Now
Mind Games Aside
And Hear Me Out, Hear Me Now
Close Your Eyes
And Hear Me Out, Hear Me Now
Time To Restart
So Hear Me Out, Hear Me Now

Oh, We Could Have Been Fools Getting Old
Oh, We Should Have Been Fools Still In Love

Don't Walk Out Now
Wont You Hear Me Out, Hear Me Now
Gather My Thoughts
And Hear Me Out, Hear Me Now
Shut The Door,
And Hear Me Out, Hear Me Now
Still Time To Talk
So Hear Me Out, Hear Me Now
Track Name: Silence, It's Golden
I Don't Feel Like Talking
There's Too Many Conversations To Have
And I've Had A Long Day
I Don't Feel Like Talking
Talking About Talking's Already Too Much
And I Don't Have All Day

I'm Here, You're Here
So Lets Just Sit
Silent, Silence, It's Golden

My Tongue Has Retired
I'll Take A Vow Of Silence Before I Go Mad
Or Maybe It's Too Late
My Bleeding Ears Not Working
Why Cant We Just Stop Talking & Just Be Quiet
Track Name: She's In My Plans
She Kisses Me, And I Feel The Breeze, On My Cheek
She's All I Need, Always Has Been, Always Will Be
She's In My Plans, Maybe Happiness, Aint Too Far Away From These Hands
We Lie Here Stoned, As We Watch The Day, Drift Away Into One

She Kisses Me, As We Watch As Time, Distorts As It Drifts By
I Play Her Game, Never Have Won, Never Have Done

She's In My Plans
Track Name: Jolly (Ummagma Remix)
Today I'm New
My Heart Is Warm
My Eyes Are Bright
Smiles Genuine

Turn You Head, And Look At Me
I'm Jolly Today, That's So Unlike Me