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.


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.