Originally from all different parts of the UK, six-piece Blue Bendy met in South London, where they bonded over a shared love of the bands they now cite as their main influences. With references like Stereolab, Broadcast, Tindersticks, Boards Of Canada, Deerhoof and Arthur Russell, Blue Bendy’s idiosyncratic music effortlessly weaves guitars and synths, merging electronic and post-rock with whip-smart, brooding lyricism.
South London’s Blue Bendy appear perfectly content writing inspired, amorphous pop music that’s a doozy to classify.Beats Per Minute
Their live performances are different each time, with band members swapping instruments and experimenting with settings. Shows are raw and confrontational, and vocalist Arthur Nolan’s half-spoken vocals are delivered with a knowing, wry smile. The band’s shared sense of humour shines through not only lyrically but also in the playfulness of the instrumentation and melodies. In the past couple of years, the band has shared stages with the likes of Squid, Omni, Drahla, Tiña and Porridge Radio.
Endlessly intriguing from the first listen.Line Of Best Fit
They’ve established a sound all of their own – a hypnotic mesh of grungey guitars and whimsical Stereolab-esque pop brought down to earth by Nolan’s impassioned vocals, his delivery oscillating between curt spoken word and a melancholic croon undeniably indebted to Morrissey.Loud and Quiet