Blitž explode onto the scene with third single Revolution Blues

Guest review by Captain’s Bar events manager, Say Something Music label owner and promoter Scott Evans

Blitž are a four-piece alt rock band from Stoke-on-Trent, and although they’re relatively new to the scene the band have already done some great work releasing two singles earlier this year, their song Killing Time already racking up over 20k plays on Spotify.  

And now with a headline at The Underground just around the corner the band have released their third single Revolution Blues. 

According to the band – made up of Oliver Poole, lead singer and guitars, Finlay Knobbs on lead guitar, Donald Jones on bass and Jake McMinn on drums – Revolution Blues is about how this generation builds towards nothing due to a lack of ambition. As if to prove to themselves that this wasn’t going to happen to the lads in Blitž, the cover artwork is a picture of the garage where they used to talk about being in a band – at the time it was yet to happen but now they are a fully fledged outfit with gigs and singles under their belt. 

A good old fashioned count of four launches the song into a Ramones-esque riff, it’s a good solid verse with a catchy guitar melody chiming between Poole’s angst filled vocals. A good build up pre-chorus leads to an excellent chorus. The backing vocal chant of Revolution Blues works so well, something that will easily resonate with a live audience. A blistering guitar solo towards the end of the song and a very solid drum and bass throughout makes this a quality single from the young band. 

It’s good to have a steady flow of new young bands in Stoke, Barracuda, Contemporary Nightmare and Bored Adventures to name a few, Blitž are firmly in there, their craft is getting better and they already have a good live reputation. You can catch them headlining The Underground on May 3, and give Revolution Blues a listen here:

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