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Bahama Bleach

Sounds likeFoals, Editors and Bloc Party
LocationLondon

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Callum Christie and Oliver Marson formed Bahama Bleach when they moved to London after meeting at Reading University. The two found common ground in the difficulty and chaos of modern life as young people living in London.

The band name, Bahama Bleach, combines two words which don't seem to fit at first. But, where there is a beauty, there is always darkness lurking underneath.

This contrast comes through in the band’s sound. Christie has a knack of writing great tunes, with catchy vocal melodies. Underneath those, there is a kind of jagged edge and darkness, which comes from Marson's guitar playing. The rhythm section of James Selvey’s grinding basslines and Emilio Pugliese’s off-kilter drumming lock in to form an unrelenting drive for the band’s tracks.

The outcome is somewhere between the dreamy ether of My Bloody Valentine, or Johnny Marr’s guitar work, and the tight, spiky indie-pop of Bloc Party and Foals.

Bahama Bleach released its debut single, ‘Someone Else’, in 2018. The single was recorded at David Leighton’s Riverrun Studios in the quiet suburbs of Potton, Cambridgeshire. The other tracks recorded in these sessions at Riverrun will be released throughout 2018 as the band start gigging around London and the rest of the UK.

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This London four-piece...
Is: Callum Christie (vocals), Oliver Marson (guitars), James Selvey (bass), Emilio Pugliese (Drums)

Sounds like: Bloc Party, Foals, Editors, My Bloody Valentine, Radiohead, Johnny Marr

For fans of: Jagged rhythmic indie; swirly guitars drenched in reverb and delays; catchy vocal melodies with airtight harmonies; gritty, pumping basslines, tight technical drumming

Hails from: Dorset (Callum), Guernsey (Oliver), Wales (James), Italy (Emilio)

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