Artist to Watch: Blaenavon
Since the debut of their single ‘Into the Night’ in 2013, Blaenavon (pronounced Bly-nay-von) has evolved their sound to have an identity just as recognizable as long-established bands. Their sound has been described in a variety of ways from indie-rock to alternative-pop, but the three members identify themselves to be an ghostjazz band.
The members; Ben Gregory, Frank Wright, and Harris McMillian; started their journey as teenagers in school which makes it an obvious and exciting development to see the evolution of their records as the members have grown older. Ben Gregory, the front-man and songwriter, has honed his creative process to be a meticulous analysis of each work as it compiles a relevant story to things happening in their lives. It all comes down to three maturing individuals telling their life story.
Transgressive Records has debuted Blaenavon’s Miss World EP and Koso EP which have gained rave reviews from fans and others in the industry. Their latest release ‘My Bark Is Your Bite’ was released on Spotify on October 3 this year and is no less than captivating than the rest of their song portfolio. The conveyance of each track’s story can be heard through the fundamental technique and underlying grit of the vocals. As they continue to take the UK by storm on their first headlining tour, it can be assumed that Blaenavon will continue to tell their story through music for a long time.
UPCOMING NYC DATES:
11/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
11/02 – New York, NY @ Berlin