Saturday, December 2, 2023

Blindness & Light Debut

Post Punk musician Blindness & Light will release debut and self-titled album Blindness & Light on 1st July.

Inspired by the 80s post-punk movement, Blindness & Light bring the spirit of the era into the modern day with cutting edge production and technical fidelity blended with the artist’s stated vulnerable and emotive musical style. 

The eight-track album was preceded by its two lead singles – ‘The Old Skylight’ and ‘The Ballad Of Them And Us’. Released back in May, ‘The Old Skylight’ encapsulates the album’s melancholic soundscape with a moving sound by the artist, with his friends and family enlisted on the track. Blindness & Light’s daughter Elise S. Potter provides the bass, her friend plays the trumpet, and another family friend, Helen Reynolds, provides the rich backing vocals. 

‘The Ballad of Them And Us’ was released earlier, back in February. This features Henry Priestman, formerly of The Christians, (who made Island Record’s highest selling debut album) on harmonica, melodica, and remixed the single release to create the Ynys Môn mix that is on the album. An obscure reference to a “Colin” also playing harmonica tends to imply that’s the man behind the mask that is Blindness & Light, with Potter as most likely surname.

The debut album, and Blindness & Light’s musical journey as a whole, is considered an inspirational story in its own right. Following a devastating hit and run that left the artist for dead, Blindness & Light re-evaluated his life’s direction. Since then, he has completed his PhD in environmental biotechnology and now stands on the precipice of his debut album release. 

Blindness & Light is also working alongside Mike Juvenile (Keef) on their side project Radio Psychosis. The band will be releasing their single ‘Television later’ this year. 

Blindness & Light will be available across all digital platforms as of 1st July 1st, available on CD with a limited run of 100 vinyl released also. Physical copies will be available via Bandcamp, Mudshark Records in Liverpool and The Vinyl Exchange, Manchester, with merchandise available via Amazon.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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