Cheer up BLOXX
Are you fully on board with BLOXX yet? They’ve got more bangers than Wall’s Sausages and enough lapel-grabbing sass to power them to the very top. The Uxbridge quartet have enjoyed much fluttering of eyelashes among the in-the-know press of late and with little wonder as they keep hitting us up with gems such as ‘Sea Blue’, a ringing, dinging starburst of indie sunshine that comes with every anthemic attachment that you can care to name fitted as standard. Their songs work both on Radio 1 (who championed other excellent releases from them such as ‘Lay Down’ and ‘Monday’) and BBC 6 Music and the band recently packed out a sweat-soaked gig at London’s Borderline. They’re now embarking on their biggest tour to date which, praise be, sees them playing in both Middlesbrough and Newcastle. Our advice: see both.
BLOXX: Friday 12 April, Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough, 7.30pm, £8; Monday 15 April, Northumbria Institute 2, Newcastle, 7.30pm, £8. seetickets.com