BLÓM is amazing, they have released some pretty cool stuff in the past, their music is extremely frenzy, fast paced and wild, it feels refreshing and is like a slap in the face by a hippopotamus. They have already a split out with the amazing Thank on Hominid and a in 2018 they released their 2 track debut. NOW, and I am really excited for this, the band will release their full album on Box Records on May 1. The Album will be called “Flower Violence” and they have shared a first track from it. It is called “Be Kind” and it is everything I hoped it would sound like, In between the high paced noise rock there are a lot of heavy psychedelic vibes too, The vocals are really cool and make the track even more jumpy. I am going to copy some stuff from on their bandcamp page too because they can say it better: read it and listen to their amazing first track. Fuck yeah, It is BLÓM.
“The debut album ‘Flower Violence’ is a succinct introduction to Blóm. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Sam Grant at Blank Studios – Summer 2019.
Lyrically the album explores themes of queerness, feminism, gender identity, mental health, socio economic challenges, christianity, Twin Peaks and the Fyodor Dostoyevsky novel ‘Crime and Punishment’. The latter theme is covered in – Übermensch, listed as two tracks on the album, which for the most part, was structured in the studio.
Open to improvisation, with fluidity, is how live performances are approached, often playing a continuous set with pieces merging into each other without any interruption. ‘Songs’ will develop once they have been played live to an audience, and are always open to change. This is how Übermensch in particular was approached during the recording. The improvised nature of the track adds to the feeling of unrest and uncertainty.”