Get To Know: Bloxx17 Nov 2018
For a band still in their infancy and not long out of school, Bloxx are on the rise and if you’re looking for your new fav indie band, these are the ones to watch.
How did they get started?
Hailing from Uxbridge in west London the indie four piece are lead by Ophelia (Fee), with Paul on bass, Taz on Guitar and Moz on the drums. Ophelia, Taz and Moz first met in college where they were all studying music and then met Paul whilst they were working in Wetherpoons.
The band started getting attention in 2017 with their dreamy debut single ‘Your Boyfriend’. It was the first song the band had written together and was re-released with the track ‘You’, a grungey shout along track, as a double A-side.
Fee explained that ‘You’ is about, “reminiscing on a past relationship, and taking yourself back to that time to think about what could have been done/said differently.”
What have Bloxx released?
The band followed up ‘You/Your Boyfriend’ with the double A-side ‘Coke’ / ‘Curtains’, which saw them championed by Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac. Buzz about the band kept growing with the release of ‘Novocaine’ – a ridiculously infectious track that showcases the band’s poppier side.
In the summer the release of ‘Second Opinion’, a sizzling slice of slacker grunge, continued to show how much Bloxx have to offer. Whilst, back in September the band shared the vitriolic indie pop of ‘Monday’ to tease the release of their upcoming EP, ‘Headspace’.
Who have they supported?
Bloxx have fulfilled theirs and our teenage dreams by supporting previous Community ’18 bands on tour, such as Pale Waves, The Wombats and Sundara Karma, as well as fellow 2019 line up pals,The Night Cafe.
What’s their ‘must listen’ to track?
Latest release ‘Lay Down’ commands you attention with a chorus that gets stuck in your head for days and hazy vibes made for Community ’19.
The band came up with their name after finding a Maoam Bloxx sweet wrapper outside of their practice room.
For fans of…
Pale Waves, The Van T’s, Sea Girls
What have the band got coming up?
The band are set to release their upcoming EP, Headspace, and a debut album is rumoured for release in future. Fee has said the mission statement of the album will be to “please ears, make people have a little dance, possibly world domination? Something like that, hahaha.”
With the band already racking up over five million streams with just eight tracks alone, Bloxx can definitely say ‘goodbye’ to their days working in the local ‘spoons.