Bloodhouse cut it short

New music: First frontman band for Alexander Mitchell from Tomcat Combat.

Alexander Mitchell (Tomcat Combat) started Bloodhouse in the winter of 2008, when he was living outside of the city and bored.

"I had never composed songs before so it was nice to be able to develop a catalogue of super-short songs. I am in no way a guitar player so the simpler the song, the better I think I can make it sound."

This is Mitchell's first project in which he takes on the role of frontman: writing, playing guitar and singing the fuzzy, catchy songs plainly and powerfully. Gabriel Wallot-Beale plays drums and, lately, bass as Wallot-Beale and Mitchell recruited Wil Erving and Noel Macdonald to play drums and guitar for the past couple of shows.

Sometime in the summer, Bloodhouse plan to record a cassette in the woods with the help of a gas-powered generator. Backwoods baptisms are optional.

"I'm not really a spiritual person," says Mitchell. "I think writing music is the closest I can come to that without feeling insincere about the whole thing."

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