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Blondeking is a modern indie synth focused band with a retro-forward vibe with influences from the late 1970s to mid-1980s alternative music. Blondeking counts bands like Joy Division/New Order, Throbbing Gristle, Echo & The Bunnymen, Nitzer Ebb, and many others as major influences which is highlighted in the latest release. “Intimation.
With “Intimation”, Blondeking once again delves into sounds that drove the 80’s underground.
Thomas the main force behind Blondeking said, “When thinking about this release, I wanted to look back to the era of pioneers like WaxTrax records and also to look at how digital sampling was shaping music in particular.”
Alternative dance and industrial music were taking shape in the early to mid-1980s with bands like Ministry, Nitzer Ebb, Cabaret Voltaire, and Front 242. They were redefining and expanding the alternative music landscape.
These bands were pushing the boundaries of what synths could do in a different way than more mainstream synths artists were doing. In the early days of all synth bands, many critics called synth music ‘light’ or ‘cheesy’. These bands proved that synths could be anti-establishment and could have a voice that screamed out just as loud as the Sex Pistols.”
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