Interviews

This Is… Blame Fable

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London-based trio Blame Fable have an instantly infatuating sound that’ll have you rubbing your hands together with glee (if, like me, you’re a bad-guy billionaire tycoon from a cartoon film). There’s a wonderful simmering pot of sounds that bubbles with a tension that’ll prick your ears right up as it’s utterly impossible not to become enthralled and intrigued within a matter of mere seconds. I fired them over a few questions so that I could find out a bit more about them;

For those who haven’t had time to check you out for themselves, who are you and what do you do?

We’re Blame Fable, a new London based trio with Harriet on vocals and guitar, Katt on Cello and Synth, and Adam on drums. We’re all currently studying music at the University of Westminster and Royal Academy of Music.

When did you first take an interest in music? Who was your first great inspiration?

We all started really young, with Harriet and Adam coming from more rock and indie backgrounds. Katt on the other hand comes from a classical background, so our inspiration is very eclectic. We’ve taken a lot of inspiration from acts such as Beach House, Lykke Li, The Killers, and many more.

How would you describe your sound? Who would you liken yourself too? (Go on, you don’t have to be modest!)

I guess we’re a mix of haunting vocals and cinematic string parts, contrasted with heavier drums and bold synth bass sounds. We’d liken ourselves to Metric, Joy Formidable, Warpaint, and The Cardigans.

What do you make of the London scene at the moment? Are there any particular artists that are getting you excited?

We think the London scene is in a really good place at the minute. There are tons of new acts coming through with more electronic vibes within them. We’re really into ‘Arctic Lake’ at the minute, and, on the heavier side, ‘Forensics’ (Great band whose latest release premiered here – C). We managed to get ourselves down to the Sebright Arms to see ‘Goodbye Chanel’ this week, which was great. We’re predicting big things from them this year.

What would be ‘living the dream’ for you?

It’s got to be Glastonbury. Getting a decent slot at Glasto would really seal things for us, mud and all!

You’ve described yourself as ‘alternative rock’ – what do you think being alternative means in music?

It can mean any number of things. For us, it’s just a term we use to keep us out of the constriction of specific genres. It’s a hard one, as every band will tell you a different thing. It’s always evolving.

How much does the hint of classical influence you have in your hands set you apart from other bands?

It’s been really interesting for us to song write in a contemporary setting with a classical instrument. It’s broadened the tonal world that we can draw from, which has left us with a unique characteristic in our sound.

What are you hoping to achieve with your music?

We’re just looking to make people feel something.

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What can we expect to hear from you in 2015? Where can we see you live?

2015 is shaping up to be a big year for us. We’re constantly writing at the minute, trying to hone our sound so we can get up on stage as soon as possible. We’ve got a really cool video lined up for our new single ‘Poolside’, which we’re excited to release in the next few weeks.

Find out more about Blame Fable through Facebook.

Ciaran Steward

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