All the way from Russia, today’s Band of the Day want to bring a taste of the steppes into your home. Prepare to be rocked by Blednyj…
How did you meet?
We met each other at the Swamp, it is an underground music festival in Chernyakhovsk.
How long have you been playing as a band?
We are working together for more than 10 years, but as a Blednyj we play for two years.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
Blednyj means Pale in Russian, and our understanding of this word is that the person who become pale was frightened to death.
What are your influences?
Tool, Massive Attack, Mars Volta, Bjork, Portishead, Radiohead, Meshuggah and various projects of Mike Patton.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Our music is to try to create music that describes the feelings of a person who’s lost at the swamps in the mist and surrounded by unknown beings. This music is hard to understand but easy to feel.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Nope, we’ve got no lyrics.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Our shows are filled with emotions and we make people act weird. For 2 years we played more than 20 gigs in our hometown, Saint-Petersburg and Moscow.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
We are normal musicians and don’t make any wild things, but our fans are really wild.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
We are using Diamond SG 1970 Japan Guitar, 6th string Ibanez.
Drums are mainly Sonor Force 2007 and Zildjian ZXT.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
We are promoting our LP Wu-Wei.
What are your plans for 2019?
Our main goal is to record our second LP and make a tour through Europe.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
We’d preferred to support Tool, and as an opening band we’d call Animals as Leaders.
We’d recommend you to hear a band named DETIETI.