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The Bloodpoets are Tom Murphy, Jake Parker, Todd Orchard and Bec Plath.
Tom Murphy began The Bloodpoets in Germany, after writing songs and busking on the streets of Erlangen, a sleepy quiet town 30 minutes from Nuremberg. Within a year in Erlangen and a growing collection of original songs mounting, Tom went to a house party in which a strange man with no connection handed him a right handed guitar. Tom of course being left handed flipped it over, and reluctantly played the new song he was writing. This man was young up and coming producer Fabian Strangl, who was a new engineer at Paperplane Records. Fabian organized an audition the next day for Tom and that afternoon a schedule had been set to record Tom's new music.
Within 3 weeks of that schedule, Fire In Erlangen had been written and recorded set to be released to the German market, which Tom toured acoustically around Europe before booking a flight heading back to Tom's homeland to unleash on the Australian audience. Back in Australia, The Bloodpoets released their debut EP in 2006 to rave reviews. Time Off called the EP "Glorious" giving it 4/5, with Tsunami Magazine giving it 8/10.
The success of Fire In Erlangen saw The Bloodpoets become a staple to the Brisbane music scene, performing on the main stage at the Turbot Street Party and at the Valley Fiesta. Following this success, the band continued heavy touring in Australia to greater acclaim.
Fast forward 3 years later, The Bloodpoets released Borderline as a single from their new album Polarity immediate responses came from Triple J Unearthed seeing them being featured artists 2 months consecutively, and receiving a large circulation of play over the summer of 2008/2009. Richard Kingsmill (Triple J Music Director) was quoted as saying the Borderline single was "Catchy and a brain sticker for sure." From the large volume of Triple J airplay, The Bloodpoets were named as one of the hot bands in Australia by Radar Radio and Channel V which saw them play relentless amounts of shows with Australia's biggest name bands (British India, End Of Fashion, The Whitlams, The Panics). Additionally, Triple M radio added Borderline to numerous shows. Among all of these successes, the band were also the National Winners of the JD Set which set them out on the road playing a national tour with The Panics.
To seal this success off, the band were then picked up by Channel V and Borderline was the most requested song on Channel V online for 2 weeks running. Borderline was also reviewed by Tsunami Magazine giving it a review of 9/10 "Latest single from Brisbane's own power-pop group is certainly a keeper. Borderline, leaves you not only wanting to sing along to the chorus, but also squeal along with the verses whilst playing feverish air guitar during the instrumental sections – it's just so damn catchy."
The success of other songs on the album followed soon after Borderline's success, with My Paradise being synced with Top Rating show 'Bondi Rescue' on Episode 12, and their second single Just In Time being added to both Triple J and Triple M once again.
From this point, the band took Borderline internationally receiving airplay on Oz shows across America, Germany and Canada. Most notably was the addition of Borderline on Zone FM, listing the band as the hot find of the week on their website. Late 2010 saw the initial release of tracks from their newest release with the Magoo produced single Dance. The release of Dance coincided with the band's first headlining tour around Australia, including a showcase performance at Perth's One Movement Festival. Dance received airplay on Triple J and scored the #3 spot of 4ZzZ's Hot 100 of 2010.
The Bloodpoets toured the East Coast in March/April 2011 to promote their new EP, 'Wings', with another tour planned for October to promote the single, 'Sunny Day'.