ROCK band Bloody Knees are set to play Oxford on Friday and have warned their set will be “loud”.
Made up of Sam Conway, Bradley Griffiths, Christian Wilkes and Tom Wilkes, the four-piece hail from Cambridge and met while they were at primary school, but it wasn’t until university that the band formed.
Ahead of the gig at The Library Pub, in Cowley Road, Bradley took time out to chat.
Bloody Knees began in 2011 after Bradley made some demo tapes whilst in his bedroom at university and sent them “to the boys”.
They liked them and the band was born – although at that point they were nameless.
Bradley said: “I was skating to the Co-Op to pick up a four pack of beer one night when I was writing the first few songs.
“On the way home I absolutely stacked it in front of a load of girls. Took a chunk out of my knee as thick as bacon.
“Lot of blood. So yeah, I had Bloody Knees, I had these songs, I didn’t have a name for the project so ‘Bloody Knees’ it was.”
The band have been performing gigs around the UK, including Oxfordshire, and recently launched their new EP Maybe It’s Easy.
Bradley said: “We have played Oxford a couple of times. We’ve played the O2 academy with Wolf Alice before and that was fun.
“We also played Truck Festival a couple of times which we absolutely love. One of my favourite UK festivals by far.”
Of the gig, he added: “The Oxford gig is sold out which is amazing. We can’t wait. It’s gonna be loud and energetic. It’ll be one to remember that’s for sure.”
For more information about the band check out Bloody knees on Facebook.