JULIE CHRISTMAS – new album out

JULIE CHRISTMAS – new album out

By the time Julie Christmas released her debut solo album The Bad Wife in 2010, the Brooklyn artist was already one of the most lauded voices in alternative music. Her piercing pipes, as previously heard in noise rockers Made Out of Babies and post-metal supergroup Battle of Mice, earned critical acclaim. Back then that goodwill was consolidated by her first standalone statement and now she returns with album number two.

Ridiculous And Full Of Blood is the most comprehensive declaration of this musician’s talents yet, assisted by a staggering array of musicians. Guitarist/vocalist Johannes Persson (Cult of Luna), drummer Chris Enriquez (Spotlights), bassist/producer Andrew Schneider (Kenmode/Unsane), guitarist John LaMacchia (Candiria) and keyboardist Tom Tierney (On the Might of Princes) were all paramount in bringing these new tunes to life.


Those talents shine through in myriad ways across Ridiculous and Full of Blood’s 10 songs, from noise rock to punk via shoegaze and alt-pop. Meanwhile, lyrically, Christmas and her collaborators have “brought out different parts of the character that I am”. Even the album’s title, Ridiculous And Full Of Blood, was penned as a tongue-in-cheek description of how Christmas views herself.


“I want people to hear the sad heroine, vile villains, dreamy characters at play, squalor, madness, longing, challenge, triumph, beauty, and love” Christmas says of Ridiculous and Full of Blood. “This story is a little different, it isn’t all fairytale. It speaks to how human nature defies categorisation. The kindest person commits immeasurable acts of cruelty, the monster loves their friend. We are all like that.”


EU live dates:


26/06 – UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club

27/06 – UK London The Garage

29/06 – FR Clisson Hellfest Festival

01/07 – NL Utrecht Tivoli Pandora

02/07 – DE Cologne Gebaude9

03/07 – DE Berlin Frannz

05/07 – DK Roskilde Festival

09/08 – NO Oslo Oya Festival

10/08 – CZ Jaromer Brutal Assault Festival

15/08 – UK Bristol Arctangent Festival


RED CRK is created by Johannes Persson (Cult of Luna) and Alexis Sevenier (ORA artist management and music publishing). Created at the first place to be a home for Cult of Luna, the label quickly opened its doors to other bands (Final Light, Birds in Row) to offer a dedicated and custom environment.

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