Inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, and Nick Cave, the Blinders are an alternative rock group originally from Doncaster, U.K. They made their appearance on the scene in 2016 with debut EP, Hidden Horror Dance, and went on to deliver further visceral and raucous punk rock on their 2018 LP Columbia.
Made up of vocalist/guitarist Thomas Haywood, bass guitarist Charlie McGough, and drummer Matthew Neale, the trio came together in 2014 and formed the band while studying at Manchester University. They spent 2015 writing, recording, and simultaneously performing on the local gig circuit, and quickly earned a reputation for their high-octane energy, politically driven lyrics, and in-your-face punk attitude. They put out their debut EP, Hidden Horror Dance, in 2016 on Modern Sky Entertainment. The release went on to pick up frequent plays on BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music. They returned in 2017 with 7" single "Swine" and continued to perform around the U.K. They spent the first half of 2018 writing and recording their debut LP, Columbia, which arrived on Modern Sky in September that year. The Blinders embarked on a headline tour throughout the U.K. in support of the release. ~ Rob Wacey