Throughout the first part of the Noughties, BLOCKO were one of the bastions of the UK underground punk scene, releasing two highly acclaimed albums and touring US, Europe and Japan with the likes of STRIKE ANYWHERE and HOT WATER MUSIC, and inspiring countless numbers from the current crop of new bands. Now, five years after BLOCKO’s demise, guitarist/singer Nij Lynk is back with his first new songs and band since then - NEW SET OF BRUISES. Featuring an assured sound that doesn’t sound like a debut, NEW SET OF BRUISES build on Nij’s unmistakable guitar and voice, and manage to sound both sparkingly original whilst also reassuringly familiar. The same inspiration points are there to be seen – the angular guitar of Leatherface and Drive, complemented with the powerful hooks and a slightly harder rock edge meaning the influence on Nij of the late great Wiz and Mega City 4 is more prevalent. NEW SET OF BRUISES are set to make quite an impact with this debut, and touring and promoting for the release throughout 2010 is planned.