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recently came across London band Blindness and were enticed by the sonic annihilation of their music. The have an Ep out called ‘Confessions’ the lead track of which is quite powerful. We thought we’d get to know a little more about them.

US: How did the band get started?

BETH: At the end of 2007 I left my previous band and I started to get to grips with using samplers and music software. I knew Debbie from her days in Curve and Kendra from her previous band Flame On and I knew I’d really like to work with both of them. Debbie was playing with Dean Garcia’s (Curve) band SPC-ECO and I went to see them a few times and eventually plucked up the courage to approach her about playing on some tracks I had written, she thankfully agreed to have a listen liked what she heard, so I took the tracks on my laptop to her flat and we did loads of recording in one afternoon.

I asked Kendra about playing but she was tied up, a few months later she came back and said she’d be up for playing so booked our first gig as an all-girl three-piece in May 2009.

Debbie ran into Alex, who she had played with years previously in Night Nurse, and he said that he was looking for a band so we got him down to practice and rest is a very noisy history!

US: What makes up your influences?

All: Kate Bush, Nine Inch Nails, Curve, PJ Harvey, The Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Garbage, The Fall
US: Your debut Ep ‘Confessions’ whats it all about
BETH: Most of the songs are the result from my frame of mind at certain times and drawn from experiences that I’ve had, occasionally with imagined elements to them.

US: Whats the best thing you have achieved so far ?

BETH: I love playing live, so a good gig always gives me a sense of fulfilment. Every time someone I don’t know comes up and talks to me about how good the gig was, really likes the band, is always very rewarding and encouraging.

KENDRA: Debbie Googe (MBV) really liked my playing style which was the best compliment ever and I’m still really chuffed about it!

US: When is world domination?

BETH: As soon as we’re asked nicely.

Catch them live:

20th August at Brixton Windmill
9th September at Nambucca
1st October at The Workshop (Old Street)
1st November at the Lexington (supporting Sarah Nixey