West-Midlands rock band Blank Parody release their new single Locket Picture. This track comes off the groups debut EP due early next year.
The track is produced by Jim Pinder (Fightstar/Bullet For My Valentine) and mastered by Geoff Pesche (Pulp) at Abbey Road Studios. The new EP Locket Picture is written by vocalist Joby Fitzgerald and guitarist Liam Howard at a point where they were dealing with personal difficulties, including breakups, ill health and loss.
Howard says about the album: “‘Locket Picture’ is about the way loss and suffering contorts our personalities and manipulates us into completely different people. Painful memories become weights around our necks which do nothing but remind us of times when we were happier, and the more we stare into that, trying to find answers, the more we invoke desolation and despondency. The song is as much about self-destruction as it is about self-realisation and abandoning the weight of nostalgia before it tips you over the edge.”
In 2014 Liam Howard and stepbrother Connor Hodgkiss (Drummer) started to make a band and with the former vocalist of Cytota (Geoff Pesche) after recruiting University friend Freddie Shaw (Bass) the lineup was created.
After an intense period of recording demos, the band stepped into Treehouse Studios where they recorded 10 tracks with Jim Pinder.
Blank Parody’s debut single Dark Pretenders was Number One in the Unsigned Top Charts and suggested by a judging panel including (at the time) NME’s New Music Editor Matt Wilkinson, to make the shortlisting in the Record Store Day “Berwick Street Calling” competition.
Blank Parody have also been played on Kerrang! Radio and on Johnny Doom’s show Amp’d.
Catch the band on the following dates:
November 11th – Lichfield, George IV (Locket Picture launch show)
November 30th – Birmingham, O2 Academy (supporting Electric Six)