January 25th, 2024
Ranking between the “7th and 2nd best guitar bands in London” and with fans including Franz Ferdinand‘s Alex Kapranos, UK experimentalists Blue Bendy are set to release their debut proper in April of 2024.
So Medieval is a heady, exploratory mix of fine, frenetic creative heights. The songs are at times erratic, but impeccably formed and there are elements of beautiful, highly organised chaos throughout.
Blue Bendy are a band to get lost in and their new record wraps the listener up in a distinctive aura, an energy field dense in emotive atmosphere. They’ve clearly built on the sonics initially demonstrated on 2022 EP Motorbike and extended their reach to the far flung corners of the experimental realm, to impressive effect.
This is seriously good guitar music for people who don’t take themselves too seriously. Indulge.
White vinyl + Rough Trade Exclusive fanzine.
For fans of: Squid, cowboyy, Folly Group
We’re excited to announce Blue Bendy as part of Rough Trade On The Rise, our dedicated curation putting a spotlight on the emerging music we are the most excited for you to hear, to follow and become a fan of. Read on to discover more about the band in their own words and check out debut album So Medieval on The state51 Conspiracy.
5 Qs, 5 As
Six cool cats defy genre.
Caroline Polacheck – Desire I Want To Turn Into You
Judee Sill – Judee Sill
Broadcast – The Noise Made By People
Chaves – Riding The Fader
Marching Church – Telling It Like It Is
Touring with Squid on the UK + IE leg of their O Monolith tour, Glasgow’s Barrowlands and London’s Troxy being highlights.
Popping a bottle of cheap Cava to celebrate wrapping the album.
Stepping onto the Green Man 2022 Rising Stage with walk on music at our first proper festival.
Getting our first play 6 music by Lauren Laverne and hearing her discuss Arthur’s love-life whilst introducing the song.
Our first fan art from @happysappynaoko.
Catherine of Siena
The cool, crisp and refreshing taste of TRIP Elderflower and Mint CBD infused drink.
GRENADE protein bar.
Headliners greenroom pillaged fruit