Listen to Former Arctic Monkeys Bassist Andy Nicholson’s New Sticky Blood Song, ‘Professional’
After leaving Arctic Monkeys in 2006 following the release of their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not, Andy Nicholson has kept busy in the music scene. He recently organized the formation of his own record label, Card Gang Music, which is a collective of musicians based in Sheffield in the U.K. Producer Jamie Shield, who has recently worked with George the Poet, is among those committed to the new endeavor.
Together, Nicholson and Shield formed a production-based music duo under the moniker Sticky Blood, which stands for an immune disorder linked to blood clots, and they've unleashed their first track titled "Professional," which you can listen to below. The song -- featuring vocals from Hekky -- will appear on the duo's upcoming debut EP I.D. due out Aug. 14. The EP marks the new label's very first release.
According to NME, Nicholson commented on the label's formation: "In today's world of trust fund kids pretending to be A&R at major labels, it’s sometimes difficult to see how you would fit into these organisations, and if you’d actually want to. Creating our own label seemed the obvious choice when looking at all our options. Card Gang was conceived as a brand that would encapsulate our talents and skill sets whether we were working singularly or together under our Clubs & Spades or Sticky Blood monikers. We are sure we will have other aliases depending on the music we create, so having Card Gang Music as an umbrella over our various projects made the most sense.”