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?
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.