01604ever - BLOOD-VISIONS by True Friend Tapes published on 2019-10-16T15:02:27Z “01604ever is about the repetitive drudge that office jobs and bartending can overwhelm you with, and the role that, for better or worse, alcohol tends to play in relation to that” says BLOOD-VISIONS frontman Joss Carter. To see BLOOD-VISIONS live is to see the usually reserved, self-confessed depressive come to life in a burst of movement and un-paralleled energy; the vocalist possesses an extraordinary ability to unite a room of strangers and friends alike in a sweaty mess of pure joy and kindred spirit. The emerging band have announced the release of a brand new single, the first taken from their forthcoming self-titled EP to be released on their new label True Friend Tapes on 29th November. A collective of often revolving live members, BLOOD-VISIONS have been at the centre of the Northampton punk and arts scene since their teens, playing their first show when they were just 14. Now in their early ‘20s, the band have made colossal strides, recently supporting Drug Church, Single Mothers, Jeffery Lewis and more. Alumni of Northampton College where they were classmates with fellow local artist Slowthai (who namechecked the band in a piece for The Big Issue), vocalist Joss Carter writes about the suffocation of being a young person in a small Midlands factory town with a lack of prospects, alongside the warmth that can be found in the community that comes with it. 01604ever is a spin on the landline dial code for Northampton.