Bad Blood & Brushfire
'Mothers, lock up your children; fathers, lock up your beer...' So begins Bad Blood and Brushfire, the debut album from Boston based electro-pop quartet Provocateur. Featuring the sly, sultry vocals and darkly witty wordplay of frontman Matthew Connor, and anchored by the sinuous, silky synths and beats of Stacia Tucker, Provocateur have crafted a sound that is sexy, smooth, and polished to an electric sheen by producer Jeremy Page of That Handsome Devil. Including twelve irresistibly danceable tracks about addictive love, sexual confusion, and Twitter-generation aimlessness, Bad Blood and Brushfire draws on diverse sounds ranging from Depeche Mode to The Faint to Justin Timberlake to create a seductively brooding, yet immediate pop sound. Matthew and Stacia are joined on stage by the debonair yet dangerous Adam Hodges on the bass and the ever charming Berklee grad Chris Lampner on the drums. With festival appearances, headlining gigs, and opening slots for artists such as Nitzer Ebb, IAMX, Freezepop, and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, their high-energy performances have won over fans and filled dance floors throughout New England.