The Beatles have returned in the form of in indie pop-rock band
the Bloody Lovelies. Well, not actually, but the up-and-coming rock
foursome the Bloody Lovelies has brought a contemporary spin on the
Along with influences from the Beatles, The Bloody Lovelies are
influenced by the music of the ’60s in general, as well as by such
artists as David Bowie and Queen.
“I would describe it as pop rock with old influences mixed with
new influences,” said keyboardist/vocalist Randy Wooten. “We’ve
been compared to David Bowie, Ben Folds Five, Elton John, any band
that has a piano.”
The band’s diverse influences merge form an unmistakably
“It sticks out from everything else that’s going on right now,”
said bassist Eric Holden.
The Bloody Lovelies first full album, “Some Truth and a Little
Money,” was released in March 2004. Since then it has been getting
airplay throughout the country. Their first release debuted at
number four, tied with Shakira on Top Radio’s 40 Most Added Chart.
They have also made the rankings on numerous college radio charts
throughout the country.
The Bloody Lovelies may sound like a band that should have come
straight out of London, but they are Los Angeles-based. Vocalist
Randy Wooten conceived the idea for the Bloody Lovelies during his
time as a college student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville,
Tenn. The band formed when Wooten moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and
met the other members. In addition to Holden and Wooten, The Bloody
Lovelies features drummer Craig Macintyre and guitarist Lance
The Bloody Lovelies produced and recorded their album prior to
it being picked up by new L.A.-based indie label, Cheap Lullaby
“We had free reign to do whatever we wanted creatively,” Holden
The Bloody Lovelies have spent much of their summer touring and
are looking forward to additional touring starting early
“This will be our fourth or fifth tour this year,” Wooten
They will kicked off their month-long tour in West Hollywood on
Tuesday. Throughout the tour, the Bloody Lovelies will play 19
shows in nine states, including two shows in Colorado.
“It’s always exciting to go to new cities and to reach new
fans,” Holden said. “We’ve never been to Fort Collins.”
The Bloody Lovelies
will make their way to Fort Collins at 6 p.m. Sunday at the
Starlight Theatre, 167 N. College Ave. Free for 21 and older and $5
for younger than 21.