Watch This Glorious Blue Bendy Live Session

An entrancing performance...

Clash caught London based experimentalists Blue Bendy in action recently, supporting squid at the Troxy. Given the stature of the headline act, the band had a lot of live up to, but impressed everyone in the room with their devout creativity.

Embracing chance and relishing improvisation, Blue Bendy sit at the crossover between jazz-like flexibility and intricate, detailed compositional sense.

Debut album ‘So Medieval’ will be released on April 12th via state51, and ahead of this the band recorded a live session at the label’s London headquarters.

Laid down at the state51 factory, Blue Bendy are on riveting form, a display of control and release that epitomises their free-wheeling creativity.

At times biting and angular, at others lush and open, this is an entrancing watch, with Blue Bendy opening up fresh ideas with every note. The band comment…

We recorded this on a cold December afternoon freshly jaded from the tour with Squid, Harrison refused to play without a head full of red. Choice of tracks was easy, the first two singles and the atmospheric closer of the album – the one we’ve been opening the live show with. Was lots of fun to play at the State 51 Factory, a place very quickly feeling like our second home…

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Michael Julings

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