Not only do Blindside rock, they know their way round a good tune: imagine Rage Against the Machine playing Franz Ferdinand covers. Noisy music connoisseurs Kerrang were at a recent London show and called them “wild and wonderful”.
Formed in a Stockholm suburb – under the influence of American metal and grunge as well as the burgeoning Swedish alt-rock scene – they cheerfully admit that they started off with more enthusiasm than talent. 10 years, a relocation to the USA, and relentless touring later and the talent has more than caught up. Meet you in the mosh pit.