Aussie Sounds: Blank Realm

posted Tuesday Jun 10th, 2014

Blank Realm are a band of siblings, three of them bound by their DNA: Daniel, Luke and Sarah Spencer; and Luke Walsh who is their brother from another mother, and their guitarist. The band came together in a Brisbane suburb in 2005, and in their early years they honed in on noisy, psych-damaged experimentation, consistently abstracting any sounds they could wring from their equipment.

Throughout the years, Blank Realm have amalgamated into a sound that is much different than what they originally transmitted during their earlier inception. Today their tunes bring to light the intersection between glorious and purposeful instrumental ineptitude, ravaged with pop licks that swirl together in a beautifully weird resounding vibration.

Blank Realm are featured in the soon to be released US version of NOISE IN MY HEAD : VOICES FROM THE UGLY AUSTRALIAN UNDERGROUND due out soon on HoZac Books.

They are also heading out on a European tour. Check the dates below

28 June - Glastonbury Festival, William's Green Stage

29 June - Glastonbury Festival, Raves From The Graves (acoustic session)

30 June – Brighton – The Prince Albert. Tickets:

1 July - Leeds – Brudenell

2 July - London - The Lexington -

6 Jul - Rotterdam - Metropolis Festival

7 Jul - Diksmuide - 4AD -

8 July - Amsterdam – Paradiso -

9 July - Groningen – Vera -

10 July - Hamburg – Aalhaus -

11 July - Berlin - Urban Spree -

12 July - Cologne - King George -

13 July - Nijmegen – Valkhof Festival -

15 July - Luxembourg - Konrad Café

16 July - Paris - La Plage du Glazart - non-volatile-memory-dj-set/

18 July - Marmande - Buffet de la Gare

19 Jul - San Sebastian – Dabadaba

Blank Realm - Working On Love


Blank Realm - Cleaning Up My Mess

Blank Realm - Reach You On The Phone

You can find loads of Blank Realm releases here.