Blaenavon – Orthodox Man

Of course, last weekโ€™s edition of showcase festival Eurosonic Noorderslag brought back memories of earlier editions. No better way to get surprised than to just walk into a venue, not knowing what band is playing. That way I โ€˜discoveredโ€™ Blaenavon a few years ago, a very young band playing rattling rock. I started playing their single Into The Night in my radio show, calling them โ€˜a promising British psychedelic teeny wave bandโ€™.

By 2017, the only part of that description that still stands, is โ€˜promisingโ€™. Their songs are more compact, the song structures more accessible and their overall sound more sophisticated. If fact, there is absolutely no reason for radio not to embrace Blaenavon as one of the next big things. I liked their latest single My Bark Is Your Bite already, and Orthodox Man is a great follow-up.


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