Track Of The Day – Blessa – ‘Island Minding’

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The England football team may well flatter to deceive but Sheffield’s Blessa always deliver as they unveil yet another musical gem.

‘Island Minding‘ is from their debut Ep ‘Love Is An Evol Word.‘ The Sheffield based band who consist of Olivia Neller, Alex Burton, Jake Murray, Andy Piercy, and Rob Piercy once again hit the bulls-eye with their graceful bittersweet dreamy brand of guitar pop. ‘Island Minding’ is full of elegant languorous splendour which stirs the head and heart and demonstrates just why we tipped Blessa to be the band to keep your ears out for in 2014.

Of course there are a finite amount of words to describe music and the effect it has, and having written about Blessa often and enthusiastically during the course of 2014 we do find ourselves drawn to the same descriptive expressions. On reflection perhaps the only three words you need when referencing Blessa are simply –  “life affirming beauty.”

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Love Is An Evol Word EP released 7th July on Carmel Records / Generator

London headline date 2nd July at The Waiting Room

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. 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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