“Late-00s indie filtered through the spasticity of Thee Oh Sees or Emperor X. As a whole, the whole thing carries a peripatetic weight that’s not dissimilar from the Liars records of yore, and resonates as both more playful and more robust.”
Consequence of Sound
Post-punk blown out to a prog-rock scope
“Blessed’s sound is weird, noisy and harsh, drawing from surf, rock and post-punk in equal measure. It’s if Radiohead decided to go back to playing guitars and singing actual words with a Siouxsie and the Banshees twist.”
Blessed make doom and gloom sound good, spiking their post-punk disaffection with new-wave touches, like rays of light let in to leaven the darkness.
“It’s a nonchalant take on the weirder side of post-punk – one that’s impossible to look away from as it takes every approaching corner at high-speed.”
“Like Devo spliced onto Marquee Moon, cut and diced and reassembled into something even greater – diabolically wrong, but so good.”
Gold Flake Paint
In support of Salt, Blessed will be touring extensively in 2019. Their first set of dates, which begin in March and will include a stop at SXSW, where they will play at Bungalow on March 13th (8pm), BD Riley’s on the 15th (1am) and Beerland on March 16th (5pm). Full details, including new tour dates can be found below.