The Bloody Beetroots – Release Double Single “My Name Is Thunder”





THE BLOODY BEETROOTS and Australian rockers JET announce the release of the new double single “My Name Is Thunder.” This is the first track The Bloody Beetroots has shared following his signing to Last Gang Records and will appear on his next album to be released later this year.

The double single arrives to represent the various genres that define The Bloody Beetroots with the first version driven by heavy synths and electronic beats while the other is led by JET’s gritty guitar-driven rock and roll.

Both versions of “My Name Is Thunder” are available to stream and purchase here:

“I knew this song needed a certain rock tone… a tone like Nic Cester of Jet had.  We thought instead of someone ‘like Nic Cester,’ how about we get the real Nic Cester! Thinking he would be in Australia, it was fate that he lived just a couple hours away from me in Italy.  I found him,” says The Bloody Beetroots’ Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo. “We worked together, ate together, drank together and created something very powerful together.  Around this time the Jet guys stared talking and thinking about getting back together, when Nic shared this with his bandmates, the idea came up to have ALL of Jet involved.  Because of our different influences, we had different ideas on the mixing and from that we came up with two versions.  It’s the best of both our worlds!”

The Bloody Beetroots—who celebrates his 10 year anniversary–is the moniker of artist, producer and mastermind Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo. Born in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, Rifo was inspired by a lifelong love of comic books and punk rock, which comprise the visceral kick of The Bloody Beetroots‘ sound. Unleashing his first recordings in 2007, The Bloody Beetroots‘ sound has been featured in commercials, TV shows and video games, and powered dozens of remixes for artists including Depeche Mode, The Chemical Brothers, The Refused, Peaches, Crossfaith and Britney Spears.

The Bloody Beetroots discography includes a string of successful EPs and two full length albums including 2009’s Romborama and 2013’s Hide, which featured collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney, Steve Aoki, Tommy Lee, Dennis Lyxzen of Refused, P-Thugg of Chromeo, Theophilus London, Youthand guitar legend Peter Frampton. Always clad in a mask and leather, Rifo conceals his identity as he rocks international audiences from intimate clubs to festival stages.
After a storied career with highlights including six million albums sold worldwide and the creation of one of the most recognizable rock songs of the early noughties with “Are You Gonna Be My Girl,” Australian band JET called time on their career over seven years ago.  “My Name Is Thunder” is their first piece of recorded music since then.

Spin “My Name Is Thunder and continue to follow The Bloody Beetroots story with new music on the way, a string of European tour dates as part of his 10th anniversary and more to come.


Thursday, July 6, 2017 Kralove Czech Republich Rock For People
Friday, July 7, 2017 Zamardi Hungary Balatan Sound
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Gurten Switzerland Du Gurten
Friday, July 14, 2017 Montreux Switzerland Montreux Jazz
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Neuve l’Eglise France Festival Decibulles
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Cassano Magnano Italy Woodoo Festival
Friday, July 28, 2017 Malestroit France Au Pont Du Rock
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Gignac France Eccausysteme
Thursday, August 3, 2017 Berlin Germany Columbia Theatre
Friday, August 4, 2017 Kostryyn Poland WOODSTOCK
Friday, August 11, 2017 Saalburg Germany Sonnemondsterne
Sunday, August 13, 2017 Buftea Romania Summer Well
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 St Polten Austria Frequency
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Biddinghuizen Netherlands Lowlands Festival
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Treviso Italy Home Festival

About Last Gang:
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, Ryan Hemsworth and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company.

Entertainment One Music is home to Dualtone, Death Row, and Light Records releasing some of the most popular music in the world including The Lumineers, The Game and Lalah Hathaway.

The Bloody Beetroots
The Bloody Beetroots


About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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