Are four London based Icelanders who produce some of the most beautiful music being made today.
While it’s easy to see the influence of Ulrich Schnauss and fellow Icelanders Sigur Ros, Blindfold bring a completely fresh feel to their music, passionately exploring new sounds, textures and emotions to produce a stunningly powerful sound, their debut self titled album was brilliantly received by critics and those in the know and their forthcoming follow up Faking Dreams looks set to bring the band the recognition they so richly deserve.
But it’s their mesmerising live shows that really pin the band down as being something extraordinary and this is one show not to be missed as Bestival continue to bring you the best in new music from across the globe, trust us, you’ll thank us when you discover the quite brilliant Blindfold. ' BESTIVAL 2009 '
With incredibly synch friendly music and already spiralling success with Film/Ads and TV placements on both sides of the pond Blindfold are ones to watch.
Vision Media 2009
Review by Paul Joyce.Blindfold at The Roundhouse. London July 11th 2008.…But at the mid-point of this short and sweet show their sound changed dramatically the formula was ditched or was totally macerated, leaving intense guitar, furious drumming and complex, innovative tunes letting loose the talent these guys really have. Instrumental piece Wait came over especially well. Their tight song writing, smouldering guitars and high energy reached its climax with rock-lullaby Sleepless Nights, the show stopper, and the best of their work I have heard.
'Mesmerising' – WIRE Magazine
'Haunting & Compelling' – Spoonfed Media
'Gorgeously Textured Songs' – Radio Capitol Roma
New Album FAKING DREAMS released JUNE 1st on CinePop Records
BLINDFOLD PLAY BESTIVAL 2009