The Blinders are a three-piece contemporary punk band from Doncaster. Describing themselves as ‘Punkedlic’ they shot onto the Manchester music scene in 2016. They have been making waves around the country ever since. Fronted by Thomas Heywood, drums: Matty Neale, Bass: Charlie McGough. They signed to Modern Sky in 2018 bringing out their debut album Columbia in the autumn of that year. The Blinders show just how powerful a power three-piece can be with frontman Thomas daubing his face in black make-up to become his alter-ego Johnny Dream. What we said: “Every once in a while something comes along that is so good, so fresh and so vibrant it completely redefines the concept of what sounds ‘normal’. The goalposts dramatically shift and from then on the bulk of what’s gone before suddenly feels boring and passé…” – Louder Than War (March 2016)
We finally get to hear The Blinders debut album Columbia, with a bun fight at Louder Than War as to who was going to review it! Nigel Carr reports for Louder Than War with additional photos by David Gleave.
They could be the best young band in Britain right now. They are certainly the most urgent and that's saying something as Manchester itself is rammed with great bands. The new generation are here and they are angry and they are talented and they are making the music that will be in BBC documentaries for decades.
Ahead of their sold-out headline shows in London (Borderline) and Manchester (Gorilla) next week, The Blinders have announced details of their forthcoming debut album ‘Columbia’, to be released September 21st on Modern Sky UK and available to pre-order.
The Blinders have delivered what we have promised - a full-on intense filthy and thrilling rock n roll revolution that sees them on the brink of the mainstream for the most thrilling and intense breakthrough for years
The Blinders who were first written about and championed on LTW are on the verge of the breakthrough.
The brilliant band whose dark-edged guitar rushes have seen them embraced across the board have a new single out...
Ed Blaney was very much part of the Fall gang and at the innermost of the inner Mark E Smith circle - part manager, part drinking buddy, part creative mate. Since the death of his close buddy he has carved out his own musical career and this is another great song from the Salford renegade.