London four-piece BLUSH were kind enough to chat with me ahead of the release of the music video for their single Crying Glitter. Having been shown love by the likes of BBC Radio 6 and BBC London with their track Daggers, the bands following is constantly growing. We talked gigging, Halloween and Britney.
Hiya, introduce yourselves?
[Scott]: I’m from Birmingham and I play the bass guitar.
[Ben]: Southend Essex, I’m the one at the front.
[Brad]: I’m Manx fella (Isle of Man), lead guitar.
[Matt]: I drum and I’m from Southend too.
How did you all meet?
[Ben]: Matt and I have known each other for years, I met the other 2 in freshers.
When did you decide to form?
[Ben]: We came up with the idea when hungover on a train ride.
Where did your name come from?
[Matt]: I saw an underwear shop and thought it was pretty cool, hopefully we’ll get sponsored do some merch.
Who are some of your main influences?
[Brad]: Matt Healy’s the cats pyjamas.
[Scott]: Childish Gambino.
[Matt]: I don’t know who my biggest influence is but my fave drummer.. probs Stella from Warpaint.
[Ben]: Laura Marling has always been one of my faves.
We’ve heard your track Daggers and we love it! But have you got any more releases in the pipeline?
[Brad]: Just done the video for Crying Glitter, its coming out November time.
What’s been the favourite gig you’ve played?
[Scott]: We played hard rock cafe in september, that was ace.
[Matt]: Yeah we had our first mosh pit at that one.
Have you got any gigs coming up?
[Matt]: Sure do.
[Brad]: Chinnerys in Essex (27th nov) is gonna be mega.
[Scott]: A few London dates, as well as Bristol in December.
[Ben]: Currently trying to book everywhere, I well wanna play a house party.
If you could perform anywhere in the world, where would it be?
[Ben]: Chinnerys in Essex.
[Matt]: Machu Picchu.
[Brad]: King Tuts Wah Wah Hut.
What artist/s would you say are a guilty pleasure of yours?
[Scott]: Carly Rae Jepsen, and i’m not even guilty.
[Brad]: Bang Bang – Jessie J.
[Ben]: i spend an embarrassing amount of time listening to Britney.
[Matt]: Tinie Tempah Specifically the 2011 disco-very album.
Oasis or Blur?
[Brad]: deffo Oasis man, all day.
What’s your ideal meal deal?
[Brad]: The old tesco’s chicken and chorizo wrap, and because it’s an ideal world, i’ll have prawn cocktail crisps without breath paranoia.
[Scott]: Chicken and bacon sandwich, Quavers and Fanta Fruit Twist. always.
[Matt]: Probably an all day breakfast triple where you have the three different sandwiches, Tyrells sea salt and black pepper crisps, iced latte, or a flavoured water depending on what I’m vibing, just realised how middle class all that sounds.
[Ben]: Big fan of a co-op meal deal as i think its majorly underrated.
Since halloweens coming up, what’s your favourite horror film?
[Scott]: Shaun of the Dead
[Brad]: The 2012 classic Arachnoquake
[Matt]: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
[Ben]: Simpsons Treehouse of Horror x
Finally, describe the bands sound in a sentence!
[Matt]: Someone once said we are ‘indie rock for people who aren’t quite indie yet, but have got beyond the stage of liking The Hunna’.
If you haven’t already done so, go and check the band out on their social media:
Photography by: April Arabella