Introducing: Blacklisters

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Terrifyingly unhinged 4-piece rock ride from Leeds…

YOUR NAME: Billy.
BAND NAME: Blacklisters.
WHAT DO YOU DO/PLAY? I shout and mumble.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER AS A BAND? For about four years give or take.

lead singer of blacklistersGIVE US 3 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR BAND.
1. We all bare a stunning and unnatural resemblance to all the eras of Sting.
2. Our video for our tune ‘Trick ***k’ is probably worth the having the internet alone.
3. Andrew Lloyd Webber can go ***k himself.

WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
Small Sweaty places … it doesn’t have to be a venue.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST … RECORD? Snow: ‘Informer’.
CD? About 15 Nirvana bootlegs.
DOWNLOAD? God knows.

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A MANSION AND A SUPERMODEL GIRL/BOYFRIEND, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?
Elton John’s tiny eyes.

“A plate of chips and a bucketful of dreams”

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’VE SPLIT UP ACRIMONIOUSLY CITING MUSICAL DIFFERENCES, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
I hear you can make the big bucks in Greggs.

blacklisters yorkshire fieldPLEASE CITE SOME INTER-BAND MUSICAL DIFFERENCES …
We listen to all sorts of stuff. Our guitarist plays in an amazing blues band called Dan Beesley and the S.S.S.S.S. our drummer, listens to a lot of hip hop and grime. Our bassist listens to everything and all and I only listen to angry people shouting about feelings. I think in general though, what we listen to that differs doesn’t affect the stuff that is the same negatively. It all feeds what we do.

WHO (OTHER THAN YOURSELVES, NATURALLY) ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s pretty rad. Sport’s a funny one cause all support outside of Yorkshire. To watch music then it’s got to be the Brudenell Social Club; for bands Hawk Eyes, Hookworms, These Monsters, Humanfly, False Flags, Black Moth, Two Trick Horse, Shallows, Canaya, That Fucking Tank, Lone Wolf, Post War Glamour Girls, Buffalo Bones, of course Pulled Apart By Horses but pretty much this list goes on and on and on.

NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT – WHO’S ON VOCALS?
It’s an acapella group with just Shaun Ryder in it.

GO SEE THIS FILM: Anything with Jason Statham in it.
GO READ THIS BOOK: Our Band Could Be Your Life.
GREAT LOST BAND/ARTIST: Breadwinner.
WOULDN’T BE SEEN DEAD SUPPORTING: We will support anyone for a plate of chips and a bucket full of dreams.
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS?: Selby.

AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS?
Don’t get pregnant.

Debut album, BLKLSTRS is out nowblacklisters.bandcamp.com

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