Track Of The Day – Blessa – ‘Unfurl’


Sheffield five-piece Blessa and our top tip for 2014 follow up their debut single ‘Between Times’ with details of their forthcoming debut EP ‘Love Is An Evol Word’ which is due out on 23rd June via their own label Carmel Records in conjunction with Generator. The lead track ‘Unfurl’, which actually first appeared in 2011 is like a warm embrace, it’s an old favourite which has been re-recorded, lovingly polished and smoothly finessed. ‘Unfurl’  juxtaposes gently shimmering guitars with singer Olivia Neller’s lush dreamy sonorous vocals that drip with yearning emotion.

The EP apparently portrays “an unstable and flawed notion of love in an age of detachment and false realities.”  You can read our 2013 interview with the band HERE

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Love Is An Evol Word’ is released 23rd June on Carmel Records / Generator.
1. Unfurl
2. Island Minding
3. Kindred
4. Open Fields
Forthcoming live dates

April 26th Cathedral, Sheffield w/ Woman’s Hour and The Half EarthMay

2nd Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

May 10th The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

May 24th Evolution Emerging @ The Cluny, Newcastle

May 26th Gold Sounds Festival @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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