We are back with the wonderful Frances Murray again today as she releases her debut E.P. “Everything Is Everyone Else’s Fault”. This day has been eagerly anticipated by many and the wait has been very worth it!
The 4 track release starts with “JOHHNY”, I reviewed this track a while back and I sang it’s praises. I was wondering if the E.P. would live up to the high expectations that BLAB’s first release had set. Thankfully, I feel it lived up to the hype and expectations with ease!
I really think Frances has found her sound within this E.P., the fact that she already has that “I know who that is from the first bar” thing sussed so early on in the game is really great to see. I haven’t heard the sort of sounds that Frances has produced on this record before, at least not in my life time, she’s clearly been exposing herself to lots of the old stuff throughout her life, you can hear all of her influences in this one record!
One thing that caught me off guard is the sudden change in a calmer direction with track 4 “Deep Blue Seafront”. This track is definitely my favourite out of them all, I prefer it, you can really hear her lyrics and they are excellent!
A bright future for BLAB, if her debut is anything to go by!
You can listen to “Everything Is Everyone Else’s Fault’ here:
BLAB, an interesting name right? What is it? It is one person, 17 year old Frances Murray. Frances, under the BLAB alter-ego, creates rough but great sounding indie rock from her bedroom. All instruments are played by her, apart from drums which is programmed in, the joys of technology eh?
BLAB’s first release “Johnny” caught my attention immediately, not only is the song insanely catchy, it is something out of the ordinary, something you hardly ever hear in today’s mainstream music media and certainly not something I’d expect a 17 year old in today’s world to produce.
The track is so raw and completely off the cuff, there hasn’t been much mixing or mastering done to it from what I can hear, and to some, that has been a huge negative. However, for me, the imperfections are what gives the track it’s charm. You can hear many punk/ indie influences in not only the music but also the lyrics, it’s refreshing to hear something different from a musician of my age group.
BLAB has already been given kudos by well known blog “Little Indie Blog” and rightly so too. I don’t think it will be long before BLAB is a name to be reckoned with in the local and possibly national music scene,I have high hopes for this project and can certainly see it going far if Frances keeps up her hard work!
You can listen to “Johnny” here:
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