Blank Realm // In Short

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Roll up! Roll up! Brisbane experimental pop quartet Blank Realm are on their way back to our fair shores to play The Lexington on July 2, armed with tracks from their romantically-obsessed new album Grassed Inn (Fire Records).

The band’s fluorescent pop leanings, soaring melodies and dark love-stained lyrics ensure it to be one of the sharpest pop records to emerge from the recent Australian underground scene.

Blank Realm comprises of siblings Daniel Spencer (vocals and drums), Sarah Spencer (synth and vocals) and Luke Spencer (bass), with the addition of Luke Walsh on guitar. Constraining the psychedelic wanderings, they have made a conscious effort to compose dark lyrics with catchy melodies and orthodox song structures.

We caught up with Daniel to ask the big questions… and learned he’s not a big fan of hangovers or delivering newspapers.

If I had to describe our music in 3 words, I’d use…
Unconscionable drumming forever

My favourite film ever is…
Celine and Julie Go Boating

The most famous person I’ve met is…
Christian Slater walked past me while I was eating at Shake Shack at JFK airport. That’s as close as it gets. I’m from Brisbane, Australia. No one famous ever comes here.

The song I hate the most is…
Not really into naming names. Most music is horrible weak empty lifestyle shit, but there’s also a lot of wonderful stuff.

The Worst Job I’ve ever had is…
Delivering newspapers, got stung by hornets, chased by a dog and sunburned in one shift. Got paid 3 bucks an hour.

If I was in a tribute band it would be a…
Beefheart tribute, duh!

My Favourite word is….
Conga.

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
That I could cure a hangover just by snapping my fingers.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
At that ice hotel in Sweden, using all ice instruments. Surely some cashed up vodka company wants to make this happen. Get in touch!

I think you should listen to…
Half High

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
John Coltrane.

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Live: The Lexington – July 2nd

Buy: Blank Realm – Grassed Inn