Who: ‘Blank Realm’
Where: Brisbane Australia
Why We Care: We’ve spent enough time – and page space – extolling the virtues of psych on S/S/N so regular readers will probably know how exited I was to find another band taking influence from the 60’s. Blank Realm tread the line between Foxygen and Tame Impala, merging playfully intricate melodies with big, thudding thash-outs. It can be hard to carve out a niche when you’re relying on the holy trinity of guitar, drum and vocals but Blank Realm have done just that. With Pitchfork and other media giants starting to take notice 2013 is going to be a big one for Blank Realm.