“….We get quite political cos why the fuck not at a time like this?” – The Blinders “Every once in a while something comes along that is so good, so fresh and so vibrant it completely redefines the concept of what sounds ‘normal’. The goalposts dramatically shift and from then on the bulk of what’s gone before suddenly feels boring and passé…” – Louder Than War (March 2016)
The Blinders are a three-piece alternative group from Doncaster who are now based in Manchester. The band attempts to be in your face at all times, smelting loud and visceral political punk rock with enigmatic, psychedelic poetry and tones. Their diverse, unique combination of raw music creates the ‘Punkadelic’ sound which forces the trio to give everything they’ve got in their frenzied performances, leaving only blood-stained instruments behind. The 18 year old three piece have been playing shows for little over a year and have already graced the stage of the legendary Night and Day Cafe in Manchester, Sheffield’s Academy 2 and The Plug.
With a wide range of musical influences from Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Dylan and John Cooper Clarke, The Blinders have created their own sound and have permeated it into their live performances through their now infamous gigs which are raucous, sweaty and passionate affairs.
The Blinders have already picked up plays on BBC Introducing and their first national airplay on John Kennedy’s Exposure show on XFM as well as Chris Hawkins’s BBC Radio 6 show. Hailed as ‘A Must See Band for 2016 by BBC Introducing Sheffield the buzz is out there with the recently recorded debut EP ‘Hidden Horror Dance’. The Blinders have recorded a follow up single due for release in October 2016.
The Blinders are: Thomas Haywood (Vox/Guitar), Charlie McGough (Bass), Matt Neale (Drums/ Percussion)