still undergoing construcion....
Blood and Roses were one of the most caustic UK gothic deathrock
bands ever to be overlooked. They had strong guitar hooks and
vocals that drip with seductive morbidity. Extremely dynamic,
they were one of the best goth punk bands. Their guitarist was
extremely talented, and they often had keyboards added into
the mix. The songs could be slow and brooding, or fast and aggressive.
Blood and Roses covered songs from John Carpenter's soundtrack
work, some of the most modernly creepy soundscapes to be included
in horror/sci-fi movies in the eighties, that make for perfect
Guitarist Bob Short and Dave Roberts (Sex
Gang Children) grew up in the Kill Your Pet Puppy collective
(an anarchist/anti-vivisection group) in the 70s. Lisa Kirby,
the singer, also did the album artwork for most of the Blood
& Roses records, including the illustration for "(Some)
Like it Hot".