Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Slowdive, Nothing, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart


band members

Alister Douglas, Joseph Caporaso, Walter Marsh, Zach Caporale


Influences

My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive


Bio

Blush Response has always been driven by a deep internal conflict: songwriter Alister Douglas’ ear for dreamy pop melodies, and his burning desire to tear them apart with squalls of fuzz and reverb. From humble bedroom studio beginnings, the early EPs, ‘Telltale’ and ‘Dead Air’, quickly found their way into the ears and hearts of the online shoegaze community, appearing in a variety of Best of 2014 lists across the internet, from Japan to the United States, and back home in Australia.

The following years saw the band perform alongside the likes of Nothing (US), Spiderbait, Holy Holy, and Flyying Colours, as well as releasing two songs on compilations from French and Brazilian labels 'Beko Disques' and 'TBTCI Records'. Amongst ever-growing anticipation, April 2018 marked the release of the debut album ‘Hearts Grow Dull’ and with it the chance for the band to bring their ‘gloriously fuzzed out’, ’blissful wall of noise’ to a wider Australian audience with their first national tour. The end of 2018 saw Blush Response appear, once again, on several ‘Best Of’ lists including #3 in DKFM’s Best Albums of 2018 and #9 Three D Radio’s Top 100+1 countdown.

In early 2019, Blush Response shed the ‘auteur artist’ label and returned to the sound-proofed comfort of the studio to record for the first time as a band, producing two songs, which were released in June 2019 on a split EP with New York doomgazers, WARM.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Oct 2018

Triple J
35

If you don't swoon for those searing guitar waves then I don't even know you anymore :'(

If you don't swoon for those searing guitar waves then I don't even know you anymore :'(

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

18 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

An epic shoegazer

I like the way this track started big and then dipped into the first verse. It really set me up to fall straight into the melody and the dynamic variation of each part of the track from dreamy vocals to solid rock guitars and drums. I never want to come back up for air.

An epic shoegazer

I like the way this track started big and then dipped into the first verse. It really set me up to fall straight into the melody and the dynamic variation of each part of the track from dreamy vocals to solid rock guitars and drums. I never want to come back up for air.