“We all have ideas. It’s knowing how to glue them together that we seem to do well as a band”
Bloxx, the four-piece alternative band from London, released their debut EP ‘Headspace’ last month. It is accomplished, energetic and catchy. It showcases their gripping, grungy guitar riffs and indie-influenced melodies. It was great this week to chat to band member Fee (vocalist) about songwriting, stand-out moments and strange gigs …
How did you come together as a band? And why does the band click?
We were all friends for a while and after we decided to do a one off show, we realised that we were probably supposed to stay together. We weren’t very good at the time but we definitely thought we were!
Where did your band name come from?
A paradox which we call the pavement floor after our first proper rehearsal.
What three words best describe Bloxx?
Maybe sorta cool!
What inspired your latest single ‘Sea Blue’?
We were actually playing that song for well over a year before we recorded it. It has changed a lot since it’s birth but I guess I really liked the melodic ooo’s over Taz’s (guitarist) riff so it just stuck. The lyrics are mushy and lovey so they are probably about an ex.
Which of your songs are you the most proud of? Why?
I think we are most proud of ‘Sea Blue’. We fought to push that song to its best final form. There are also a couple of songs that aren’t out yet that I think might be some of the best songs I’ve written on. We’ll see how they go down when they are released.
What does each band member bring to the song writing process?
It changes from song to song. We mostly start with a riff that one of us has been working on and then go from there. Some songs were solely me and others are a complete mixture. It’s flexibility within writing that we enjoy. We all have ideas. It’s knowing how to glue them together that we seem to do well as a band.
Has there been one particular moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?
I think that selling out shows on our tours makes us insanely proud and the huge shows we’ve done at Alexandra Palace and Brixton. But, I think my personal career highlight so far (and I’d hazard a guess that it’s the highlight for the boys too) was performing at Reading and Leeds Festival 2018. 1,000 people singing our songs back to us was more than we could have ever imagined.
What is the strangest venue or gig you’ve ever played?
So we played a show in Plymouth once and I’ll be honest I didn’t think anyone would have a clue who we were. It turned out that a lot of people did and we had one of the craziest, strangest gigs to date. People were crowd-surfing in this room that couldn’t have been much taller than 6ft. Bit mental.
What song can you listen to over and over without ever getting tired of it?
Sunlight – From Indian Lakes. (Or anything by From Indian Lakes).
What are you working on at the moment and do you have any shows
We have a big tour coming up in APRIL. It’s going to be huge. We’re playing everywhere. Come check it out! We are working on writing and getting a lot of stuff done for the future of BLOXX! It’s going to be a busy year!
Follow the links below to discover Bloxx’s music:
By Eveline Vouillemin – Up&Coming