BLOODY BEETROOTS

REFUSED: They’re baaack…

Tim Gauthier

New Noise (feat. Refused) – Single

 

We had a band once, in Umeå. We would pile in a van, like every other punkband, and thunder off in pursuit of friends and glory in some basement in front of 20 people, 50 people, in towns 4-5 hours away. Sometimes there would be more than a hundred people and we would later in the week refer to that as a “big show”. We were ambitious, but we didn’t think of it as a career. We never made any fiscal sense whatsoever during 7 years of touring. Like most punkbands, it never occured to us to even try. We had a scene, we had some politics and we had just a hint of artistic ambition. True to our swedish roots we got very serious very fast. And then suddenly we got good. It’s a delicate path to tread for precocious twentysomethings anywhere on the planet, but this particular bunch didn’t make it. And that was fine. Most enterprises in life are unrelated to incredibly violent rock music.

It’s been a motley 14 years since our band came apart. We’ve all kept busy in our respective endeavors but we’ve all remained friends and kept in touch. There have been offers, and lots of jokes about these offers. We’ve sort of looked down from our high horses and made fun of people who’ve just wanted to share the psychopathic intensity that we would deliver on a nightly basis in our post-pubescent prime. A reunion has just seemed irrelevant to us. Too much other shit to do.

But then Kristofer got his degree from the Swedish opera academy, Jons medical studies began drawing to a close and Dennis and David started a new hardcore band together. Finally, after a decade and a half hiatus, Kristofer picked up the guitar again. Which made David want to play the drums again. Which in turn led to all four of us suddenly making new music in assorted constellations. As all this was brewing, Coachella got in touch. There were a couple of phone-calls, lots of skepticism, some hesitant enthusiasm before one of us basically said: “– This is ridiculous. There are friends of ours who would murder close relatives just to go see bands there. Let’s just do it, one last time.” And with that, socialist fag-loving pc scumbags were on the road again.

We never did “The shape of punk to come” justice back when it came out, too tangled up in petty internal bickering to really focus on the job. And suddenly there’s this possibility to do it like it was intended. We wanna do it over, do it right. For the people who’ve kept the music alive through the years, but also for our own sakes.

We feel that you deserve it and we hope the feeling is mutual.

See you in the pit. Refused

Bloody Beetroots, live at Stereosonic in Perth, Australia

Tim Gauthier

During their tour across Australia, the Bloody Beetroots have made a series of films, featuring on-and-off stage footage capturing the beauty and mayhem of their all-new DJ ensemble.

In part 2 of the developing series, both Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo and Tommy Tea ‘breakdown’ their latest DJ Set from their November 27th stop in Perth, Australia. This video features the Beetroots remix of Britney Spears “Till The World Ends”.

… In case you missed part 1, be sure to check out their YouTube channel here.

Behind The Scenes: The Bloody Beetroots & the making of “Church Of Noise” pt. 1

Tim Gauthier

Earlier this week our good pals and label mates, the Bloody Beetroots, sent us some amazing ‘Behind The Scenes’ footage, featuring the group during the making of “Church Of Noise”; their latest single with Dennis Lyxzen of Refused. This video is just the first installment to the series of videos to follow.

Stay tuned, as more will unfold in the coming weeks…

Bloody Beetroots and Etienne De Crecy featured in Valentino Rossi x Monster Energy promo

Tim Gauthier

MotoGP World Champion driver, Valentino Rossi and the always-viral Monster Energy teemed up to premiere a 3-car team which featured their all-new WRC Ford Fiesta at the 2011 Monza Rally Show.

“Valentino Rossi and Monster Energy put together a 3 car team and partnered up to shoot VR’s exploits at the wheel of a WRC Fiesta for the 2011 edition of the Monza Rally Show. The MotoGP GOAT doesn’t get a load of time to throw a rally car round with a co-driver barking out calls but let’s face it, he’s got a knack of being super fast on in any kind of race format. Over the course of the weekend, Valentino come a close second (in 2 race formats) to multiple WRC champ Seb Loeb and even beat the ace in the 2 stages he topped. Behind him sat last year’s winner Dindo Capello and WRC great Dani Sordo.”

Within this viral campaign, Monster Energy scored the video with two of our very own artists- Bloody Beetroots and Etienne De Crecy, featuring tracks ‘Rombo’ and ‘Welcome’.

Check out the live footage from the event here.

The reintroduction to “Last Nights Party”, featuring the Bloody Beetroots

Tim Gauthier

Bronques of LASTNIGHTSPARTY directed and produced this vivid new video reintroducing the tales and history of the popular website. While lapsing through his journey, our pals The Bloody Beetroots make a cameo appearance, featuring a live Death Crew 77 performance of “New Noise”. Check out the behind-the-scenes action above.

Dennis Lyxzén & The Bloody Beetroots – Death Crew 77

Tim Gauthier

The Bloody Beetroots will be in San Francisco tonight, for ticket information, click here

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For all of those who have been waiting :

For the first time in 13 years Dennis Lyxzén is back and he is doing New Noise Live together with Sir Cornelius Bob Rifo a.k.a. The Bloody Beetroots and his Deathcrew 77.

Last year Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo did a remix version of New Noise and now you will have the chance to see it being performed live for the first time in 13.

Dennis Lyxzen is better known as the singer of Refused but also the man behind bands like The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Lost Patrol Band, Ac4, Invasionen and much more.

This summer he will be touring together with the Bloody Beetroots Deathcrew 77. Don’t miss it.

SBCR & DL

www.officialrefused.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dennis-Lyxzen/139772912749241
http://www.facebook.com/RefusedBand
www.twitter.com/lyxzenofficial

Video: BLOODY BEETROOTS x LUPÉ FIASCO x DENNIS LYXZÉN

Tim Gauthier

The Bloody Beetroots DC77 with a suprise appearance from Lupé Fiasco and Dennis Lyxzén from The Refused.