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THE BLEMS are an up and coming three-piece band from Leicester; their music reminds me of the likes of The Streets, Ratboy and even Blur to an extent. The lads were nice enough to answer a few questions for me in an interview, have a read below.

1. Hiya, introduce yourselves?

YO! We’re The Blems and we’re from Leicester, we consist of Jake (Vocals, Bass), Robbie (Rhythm Guitar), and Felix (Lead Guitar).

2. How, and when did you form?

Myself (Jake) and Robbie actually met on a bus on our way to town, basically some prick parked their car right in the centre of the road and the bus couldn’t get past and he refused to move his car. So basically the bus driver said if anyone wants a fag nows your chance as we’re gonna be here a while so I got off and then Robbie followed and we just got chatting and arranged a jam which went on to form The Blems. Then Robbie knew Felix through college and said he was a sick guitarist so we got him down to jam with us and it all just had good chemistry, weirdest origin story ever hahaha.

3. Who are your main influences?

We all have such a love for loads of artists over a massive variety of genres but as a band we would say our top influences are Arctic Monkeys early stuff, Jamie T, The Streets and Blur.

4. Have you got any more releases in the pipeline?

Yes! We are hoping to release our first EP real soon but as we are doing all our own production its taking a little longer to get it all done, alongside having jobs and still being in education. However we are all working hard at every opportunity we have to get it all recorded and sounding as class as possible.

5. Any gigs lined up?

We have recently started rehearsing a lot to hopefully be able to start gigging this summer, however at the minute we are all investing a lot of time into recording the EP.

6.Who are your favourite band of all time?

Jake: The Clash
Robbie: The Libertines
Felix: Catfish and The Bottlemen

7. All time favourite album?

Jake: The Streets- A Grand Don’t Come For Free
Robbie: Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I Am, Thats What Im Not
Felix: Green Day- American Idiot

8. Noel or Liam?

Robbie: Liam
Felix:  Noel

9. If you could play a gig anywhere in the world, where?

Jake: Leeds Fest
Robbie: Leeds Fest
Felix: Leeds Fest

10. If you could support any band or artist, who?

Jake: Gorillaz or Blur (whoever reforms first)
Robbie: Jamie T
Felix: Green Day

11. If you could pick any superpower to have, what would it be?

Jake: Teleportation everyday
Robbie: Being able to fly like Hancock
Felix: Time Travel

12. Have you got any pets?

Jake: Two Rabbits- Anna and Elsa (swear it was my mums idea haha)
Robbie: Two Dogs- Molly and Murphy
Felix: Two Dogs- Stuffy and Kacey

13. Describe the bands sound in 3 words.

Judging by a lot of comments we have received: ‘Music mum’s hate’.
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So far The Blems have two singles, Vice and Tracey; and with an EP in the pipeline, it’s sure to be an exciting couple of months for the band.

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