With the shoegazing, grunge revivalists having their time in the spotlight of late, it seems perfectly right that Britpop should have its own comeback in the near future. Not the kind of Oasis vs. Blur Britpop, mind. When it comes to London five-piece Born Blonde, we’re talking more about the hazy, spacey sonics of Spiritualized or early Verve.
A full album is due out later this year, courtesy of the production duties of Simon Barnicott. For now, you can whet your appetite for these guys with the video for their new single ‘Solar’, released this week (July 11th). As nineties as it gets without being named Gallagher, ‘Solar’ still sounds fresh and is covered in a trippy, melodic atmosphere. And it goes hand in hand with a suitably psychedelic video. If you like it, check them out at London’s Balearic Shed this Friday (July 15th).
From Joe Abbitt.