Track Of The Day: BLÓM – ‘Skank Witch’

If you’re a fan of Newcastle’s Tough Tits, you’re definitely going to approve of Blóm, who define themselves as “three cute punks playing pure radge shit”. Together; Erika, Liz and Helen (both formerly Tough Tits) create experimental, hardcore noise-punk and they’ve shared a devious example of their abilities on latest single, ‘Skank Witch’.

Taken from the band’s debut two-track EP POWERFRAU/SKANK WITCH – released via Hominid Sounds – the new single and the accompanying track explore themes such as politics, oppression, mental health, abuse, and the idea of being an outsider. Embracing the label of “QT punx” (queer/trans punk), Blóm clash masculine & feminine ideals in both their style and aesthetic, projecting chaos, conflict and discomfort onto their audiences whilst simultaneously asking: “does any of it actually fucking matter?”

The band will support their debut launch with a weekend of UK gig dates, followed
by an extended UK summer tour with Newcastle-based noisemakers Okay Champ (full tour details to be confirmed). Check Blóm’S Facebook page for more details, and listen to ‘Skank Witch’ below.

You can purchase Blóm’s 2 track EP from Bandcamp.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

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