Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Twerps, chook race, dick diver, The Go-Betweens


band members

Oliver, Liam, Cam, Brock


Influences

Bedroom Suck Records


Website

blandband.bandcamp.com

Bio

Unfazed by the comings and goings of music trends, Sydney-based garage pop revivalists BLAND live their lives with one foot in the present, and another firmly planted in the past. Calling to mind a rich Australian heritage of lean, jangly guitar arrangements, distinctive vocals and songwriting that celebrates the minutiae of suburban life and relationships, BLAND are proud to share their debut single "Can't Talk About It".

Taken from their Debut EP set for release in late 2017, 'Can't Talk About It' is pointed, honest songwriting at its most melodic. Surrounded by a chorus of ringing guitars, singer Oliver Ellis wistfully recalls a relationship that didn't quite end like it should've; and in those aussie intonations lies a sincere, relatable voice.

BLAND have been one of the better-kept secrets in Sydney's music scene since debuting their live show less than 12 months ago, having landed local supports for Gum, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Telegram (UK) and Body Type entirely by word-of-mouth. The band's early demos saw repeated airplay on local community station FBi Radio.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

30 Nov 2017

Triple J
35

Sweet, simple and effective. This is a suburban micro-story that doesn't need to expand to have an impact.

Sweet, simple and effective. This is a suburban micro-story that doesn't need to expand to have an impact.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

01 Sep 2017

Triple J
40

the band name, the tags, the sounds like - i didn't even need to listen to this one to know that i'd probably be on side... (i did listen and i am on side). i hope that in 5 years, bland is the type of group that has 17 offshoots, all containing this same jangly spirit.

the band name, the tags, the sounds like - i didn't even need to listen to this one to know that i'd probably be on side... (i did listen and i am on side). i hope that in 5 years, bland is the type of group that has 17 offshoots, all containing this same jangly spirit.

Review

Review by Ciaran Lyons Ciaran Lyons

13 Aug 2017

Triple J
45

you can DEFINITELY talk about this song though. it's great.

you can DEFINITELY talk about this song though. it's great.