Track Of The Day (2) – Blindness – Glamourama


We’ve been fans of Blindness since 2010’s “Confessions” EP cleaved our skull asunder and bathed our ears in glorious noise via their intoxicating blend of raw power and dark brooding melodies.  This is what guitar music should sound like – dangerous, swaggering, dramatic, and of course sexy.

Blindness have also been gaining something of a reputation on the live circuit, sadly we’ve yet to experience Blindness in the flesh but many people whose taste we implicitly trust have regaled us with enthusiastic tales of their awesomeness.  Their début single ‘Glamourama’ released via the much-loved and respected AC30 label demonstrates exactly what this band us all about.  The driving beat, throbbing bass line and Debbie Smith’s ( formerly of Curve and Echobelly) lurching juddering guitar work all combine and swirl with a strident sense of urgency around the seductive imperious vocals of Beth Rettig.  The result?  A potent, hypnotic, dazzling object lesson in thrilling, throbbing shoegaze tinged indie from a quite wonderful band.


‘Glamourama’ will be available from the  8/10/12

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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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