Building a kingdom of textured and multifaceted guitar music—brilliantly labelled as punkgaze—Blaire creates sonics that is both visceral and maligned, maximalist and minimal. Hidden behind an explosion of layered guitars and noise lies subtlety and beauty—something Blaire have come to perfect in their two-year career.
As premiered by Hysteria Magazine, Blaire is proud to release his new single into the world. After turning plenty of heads last year with two astounding tracks, Youth and Smiling, Blaire’s new track, Mimer, is out today via GD FRNDS.
Blaire has never sounded so polished and forward. Their pretence of sweltering punk swashed underneath a shoegaze current remains omnipresent, though embeds itself in a dichotomy of deepened pop movements. Using a synth for the first time in a Blaire track, there was a conscious effort to make a dreamy and otherworldly vibe on Mimer.
Sparked by the passing of a family member, Blaire frontman Ben Stagg constructed a contrast of “efflorescent dreaming” and “ephemeral nightmares” to deal with or distract himself in that time.
“Mimer takes a look at the idea of distance,” explains Stagg. “Whether that be a friend who lives far away, someone who’s passed, a favourite place, country, anything. It is a reflection on the fact that you can still feel whatever’s missing from you in a range of ways, and can be ‘mimed’ by something else.”
Blaire have found incredible international and national support being placed on tastemaker blogs including Happy, Ripe, Destroy//Exist, AAA Backstageand Savage Thrills as well as picking up radio support from triple j Unearthed,4ZZZ, SYN, DKFM Shoegaze Radio and more.
Mimer is available now worldwide.