Someone wise, far, far wiser than myself once said - “A long time ago being crazy meant something... Nowadays everybody's crazy”. Well that maybe the case in these days of shattered dreams and nights of anabolic flashbacks but none more crazed than BLASTED! Try and imagine the fastest rock and roll ramalama fa fa fa ho-down known to man or woman. Pretty fast ain’t it? Well take that number and double it and you’re getting close to the power of BLASTED. If you’re a fan of Poison Idea for breakfast and then some Zeke for afternoon high tea or if you’re a fan of being chained to the front of a rocket powered steam-roller, then you will love BLASTED. Hell what ain’t there to love?
BLASTED is the bastard offspring of former Winnebago Deal and occasional Mondo Generator rock n’roller Ben Perrier.
His evergreen love of punk rock bled through into the two piece maelstrom that the ‘Deal whipped up over their illustrious career and although their anthems were doused in a flammable punk undercurrent there were always three chords yearning to leap from his fret board that needed their own outlet.
Formed in early 2011 with his long time cohort Ben Thomas they recruited bassist Adam Clarke and set about playing incendiary rock n’roll just about as fast as they could.
Two demos followed, as did gigging regularly across the capital until drummer Thomas decided to hang up his sticks and bassist Clarke was deported back down under.
No time was wasted in recruiting former Do Me Bad Things Tommy Randhawa, a man who’s written a thesis on punk rock and doesn’t work up a sweat even when playing at a hundred miles an hour. Bassist James Phung was added to the fold and the line-up was complete and their debut four track EP recorded in a back street Camden Town studio.
'Exposed / Time To Die' is four tracks of eighties, Californian fuelled, hardcore punk mixed with a rock n’roll swagger that’s furiously fast and raw. It doesn’t matter if you’re old school, new school or expelled from school, BLASTED’s infectious roar is here to teach you a thing or two.
BLASTED - 'Exposed / Time To Die' - limited edition, colour splatter vinyl 7” and digital download out on Dry Heave Records Dec 3rd via Plastic Head Distribution.
BLASTED Live dates:
Friday 23rd Nov 2012 - Unicorn, Camden
Weds 5th Dec 2012 - Old Blue Last, London (EP release show) Support comes from Trieste
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