Photo courtesy of Blessed
It’s tough to put Blessed into one, two, or even 100 genres. Born out of the same scene that brought us Greys, NEEDS, and White Lung, Blessed’s sound is weird, noisy and harsh, drawing from surf, rock and post-punk in equal measure. It's if Radiohead decided to go back to playing guitars and singing actual words with a Siouxsie and the Banshees twist. It’s creepy, but cool, in a way that will make you feel creepy and cool, too.
Their debut single "Waving Hand" has a sexy intricacy that will only make you want more. It’s ominous, it's heavy, stepping back and blazing back in with a powerful guitar and drumming that will enchant you. But above all, the song maintains a minimalistic vibe, almost as if it's hunting you.
Listen to “Waving Hand” now, you creepy cool human, and then patiently wait for their self-titled, self-released EP, out May 20.
April 22nd - Mission, BC @ Captains Cabin
April 29th - Vancouver, BC @ 333
May 11th - Revelstoke, BC @ Revelstoke Hotel
May 12th - Calgary, AB @ Broken City
May 13th - Edmonton, AB @ Clint's
May 14th - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo's
May 19th - Winnipeg, MB @ Sad Boys Club
May 20th - Thunder Bay, ON @ The Apollo
May 21st - Saulte Ste Marie, ON @ The New American
May 22nd - Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge
May 24th - London, ON
May 25th - Hamilton, ON @ This Ain't Hollywood
May 26th - Guelph, ON @ DSTRCT
May 27th - Toronto, ON @ The Central
May 28th - Montreal, QB @ Psychic City
May 29th - Fredericton, NB @ Charlotte Arts Center
June 2nd - Charlottetown, PEI @ Sportsman's
June 3rd - Halifax, NS @ Gus's Pub
June 4th - Moncton, NB @ Esquire
June 6th - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphods
June 8th - Kingston, ON @ The Artel
June 10th - Toronto, ON
June 11th - Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum
June 13th - Winnipeg, MB @ The Handsome Daughter
June 16th - Lethbridge, AB
June 17th - Calgary, AB
June 18th - Edmonton, AB @ The Alley
June 25th - Victoria, BC
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