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Radar Tip Of The Day 111: Blaenavon

By Matt Wilkinson

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Posted on 11 Jan 12

 
 

This lot Blaenavon are playing their first London gig tonight (at the Barfly if you're wondering) - which is kind of an achievement in itself considering they're all about 16.

Blaenavon

Pic: Press



Alright, it's not that amazing - but still, good on 'em and stuff. In the mag this week we suggest they sound a bit like WU LYF, a bit like Wild Beasts and, in singer Ben's voice at least, a tiny bit like Devendra Banhart. Add in some lush distortion in the choruses and it makes for some impressive stuff, like this track, 'Gods':




There are a bunch of demos by the band online to check out at the moment – all bedroom-recorded, says Ben, and all online at the band's Bandcamp page.

 
 
 
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