The Blindness are

Beth Rettig Debbie Smith Kendra Frost Alex Lutes


Formed in 2008, Blindness features Beth Rettig (vocals, programming, noise), Kendra Frost (bass, noise), Debbie Smith (guitar, feedback,noise) and Alex Lutes (drums, programming, noise). Originally a three-piece they recruited Lutes to “fill out” an already intense set of pre-recorded loops and noise as well as live bass and guitar courtesy of Frost and Smith, the latter being guitarist for 90’s bands Curve and Echobelly and, later, Snowpony.Taking sonic tips from The Jesus and Mary Chain as well as My Bloody Valentine and with the hook sensibility of PJ Harvey, Blindness show "exquisite warmth" in their "seductive dark wave electro pop."


“Creatures of the night behold Blindness for they are playing your tune. Hailing from the Big Smoke, they’ve got that grindhouse electro pop feel that seems right at home after midnight. The title track of this EP - “Confessions” – strafes you with ripped up riffs and droning loops that drill their way into your daylight starved brain. Crank the volume up a bit more and it all makes sense. Well sort of. We’re talking a sort of madness here - the hormonal insanity of a “broke down girl”. Twisted and compelling and surely no stranger to the dangers of the dance floor, Beth Rettig’s vocals exude the necessary torment. “Broken” goes all robotic but manages to sound vaguely mystical with the vocals drifting high above you over the kind of distorted psyched out guitar that makes you think of a half speed drug induced trance... One more for the soundtrack of your own personal urban wasteland…” — Bluesbunny,
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