BlindBlimp is an attempt at upping South Africa's nzima factor by giving attention to those musical things that tend to be ignored here until they are well over. It's also a tirade against those things that would - in a better world - have been written off years ago but seem determined to stick around.
Tune in for rants and raves about bands, reviews, upcoming acts and follow our stumbling footsteps as we attempt to find fresh acts to worship like good little band aids.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Broken Bells: Bringing the brilliance
Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles Feb 2010
(CC) Andy Sternberg - andysternberg.com
Band: Broken Bells
Origin: Los Angeles, California, US
Genre: Indie rock
Formed in 2009, Broken Bells has already played Glastonbury and is planning its second album. This is not surprising considering that the band consists of musical marvels James Mercer from The Shins on vocals and guitar, and Brian Burton – better known as Danger Mouse – covering multiple instruments and production.
Described by the duo as “melodic, but experimental, too”, their sound is a perfect amalgamation of the two gentlemen’s separate brilliances. Broken Bells are brilliant. Expect big things!
Debut album: Broken Bells [March 2010]
EP: Meyrin Fields [March 2011]
Resembles: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Shins, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, Fleet Foxes