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.

Early EPs 'Telltale' and 'Dead Air' saw the band earn a cult following among local audiences and shoegaze fans from Japan to Portugal, sharing stages with the likes of Nothing (US), Spiderbait, Flyying Colours, and City Calm Down along the way.

The release of the bands debut LP, 'Hearts Grow Dull', saw the Blush Response double down on their signature quiet-loud dynamic to create ten arresting tracks of widescreen shoegaze pop, with sparkling guitar lines and vocal harmonies crumbling into a euphoric walls of noise.

In April 2018, Blush Response set out on their first national tour to support the release of 'Hearts Grow Dull', joined by a handpicked selection of the country’s best shoegaze and dream pop bands including Summer Flake, Sleep Club, Kigo and Egoism.

“A lot of shoegaze lacks light and shade, but the way you guys pull the distortion on and off for emphasis is arresting. A cut above the rest, really.”
- Nat Tencic, Triple J

"Produced to a tee and constructed beautifully ... If [bands] like Blush Response keep producing EPs this good and this faithful to that particular sound, there’s no reason to think that the sound is going to go away."
- Happy

"Blush Response delivered a brilliant EP earlier in the year called ‘Telltale‘. This week the Adelaide-based solo artist returned with a follow up, the ‘Dead Air’ EP. Opener ‘Without You’ proves that it wasn’t a one off; it’s a stellar shoegaze tune ... In fact, there’s no filler on the four track release."
- Sounds Better With Reverb

"Four really great tracks, their sweet centres drowning in a sea of reverb. A must for fans of My Bloody Valentine or The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart."
- Wake The Deaf

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.

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

19 Mar 2018

Triple J
40

She's a smoky one.

She's a smoky one.