Born out of a no-name Seattle basement, High Pulp has been taking the Pacific Northwest by storm. What they first brewed down there is a monstrosity - a high-octane jazz, funk, hip-hop, punk, psychedelic cocktail with foul odors and a bitter taste. It’s chewy too. The addicts call it BAD JUICE and their warning is clear: DO NOT CONSUME. IT WILL MAKE YOU SICK.
How did it come to this? In March of 2017, High Pulp began playing weekly shows at Seattle’s historic jazz club The Royal Room. As the collective took shape and grew together, so did the hype. There’s nothing better than a weekly gig to experimentally develop a new genre - “Future Funk Fusion” in this case. Since then High Pulp has performed Seattle’s most prolific venues and festivals including Neumos, The Nectar Lounge, The Tractor, The Crocodile, Upstream Music Festival, BAMF, and Big Bldg Bash.
In January of 2018, High Pulp entered the studio with Jason Gray of the Polyrhythmics to record their debut album "Bad Juice”. Featuring 8 tracks, this album whisks the listener through an irredeemable Bad-Juice-induced stupor of euphoria and narcosis. When at any given moment High Pulp induces a heavy groove on this record, in the next moment the hallucination is shattered. From the pulverized remains rises the next beat, eerily reminiscent of the last yet fiery in a new way.