Battery Point has come a long way since forming just over a year ago. Their new album, A Kick in the Blood has been nominated for an East Coast Music Award in Best Rock Recording category, and recently won Rock Recording of the Year at the 2009 Music PEI awards. The band is comprised of Dennis Ellsworth and Bruce White, who share the guitar and vocal duties, and Brady and Craig MacDonald, as the rhythm section. The writing is a collective effort.
It’s straight up rock and roll, but with a twist—Battery Point has two capable vocalists. The album is upbeat. The band says, “It’s fast and fun and rocks start to finish.” “Whole Lotta Nothin,” the album opener, sets the precedent for what follows. “Losing Sleep Oversleep” is a crowd favorite live. “A Chapter of Accidents” has a chorus that highlights Battery Point’s vocal harmonies. “Damage City” is a rhythmic stomp with dynamic drums and a melodic chorus.
A Kick in the Blood was recorded at Shell Lane Studios in Malpeque, by Paul Milner during the summer of 2008. Before the recording session began, the band had written over thirty songs. From those songs they narrowed it down to ten songs that they feel fit well together. They worked on the songs for months tearing them apart and putting them back together in many different shapes and forms before final decisions were made. The album was completed in August and released by Sandbar Music on September 30, 2008.