Blank Parody feature huge drums, intense riffs and cutting lyrics. Based in Birmingham and Staffordshire, UK. The band formed in 2014 when stepbrothers Liam Howard (guitar) and Connor Hodgkiss (drums) teamed up with their childhood friend Joby Fitzgerald (vocals). In 2015 Liam’s fellow University of Birmingham student, Freddie Shaw (bass), from Blackburn Lancashire, joined them to compete their line-up. After an intense period of song-writing Blank Parody recorded their first ten track album (produced by Jim Pinder of Treehouse Studios, Chesterfield).
Blank Parody's debut single, Dark Pretenders (video below) was released in March this year. It was selected as track of the week on both EGH Radio's Unsigned Madness Show and Birmingham's very own Dave's World Podcast. The track was also selected and played by BBC Radio WM Introducing and numerous online rock shows. The band have recorded their first two EPs with Treehouse Studios in Chesterfield who's production credits include Venom by Bullet For My Valentine. Their first EP will be released later this year.
Blank Parody 'Dark Pretenders' reviews:
"A roaring rock track with thunderous drums and vocal screams. This pumping track is full of energy all the way through and is the perfect début single. It shows us how tight this bands sound is, with a slick guitar riff and growl vocals these guys show real promise from the very first note.This is a beast of a song and is full of oomph, zest and energy, and is a great way to introduce the entry of an extremely talented band" Indie Buddie
"A new band is making some good kind of noise! The band's sound is mostly alternative rock, with maybe a sprinkling of modern punk. The song is called Dark Pretenders, and it rocks!" Darcia Helle - Real Rock & Roll Blog
"Unashamedly rock" Alfitude
Read Blank Parody's interview with Kieran James - Original Rock
Influences include Misfits, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins and Biffy Clyro.