Blindride - Demo

Benjamin Short 06/07/2001

Rating: 4/5

With perhaps too much humility, Blindride describe themselves as 'One of Manchester's hottest new bands!' Their music will not change your life, steal your heart or expand your mind, but it does have a strikingly individual character which merits your attention. The two anonymous tracks on this demo defy comparison, but if a point of reference is required for the sake of illustration, then consider the expansive, inventive indie-rock of Idlewide and Delgados. The first song is founded upon proud, clear guitar lines, whilst the second is light, almost jazzy, with a tense, attention grabbing chorus. Blindride have a genuine five-star potential which is as yet far from fulfilled, but given time to ferment, this band will leave you drunk with musical bliss.