The first thing that hits you about The Blims, whether you’ve seen them live or listened to some of their music, is how honest and upbeat their pleasant mixture of folk and rock is, and their EP Love Letters is testament to this. Seven tracks of feel-good playing and singing, it’s a must-have for anyone who likes acoustic and melodic rock.
One of the best things about their band is that they don’t need to be showy in order to be good. Their music and instrumentation is fairly simplistic without anything massively fancy but that is exactly the charm of this band. Lots of bands these days write and release songs chock-full of different ideas and instruments, but The Blims prove that less is more because each song is perfectly constructed with a great blend of instrumentation and vocals.
Cyanide is a fantastic example of this. The catchiest track of the EP, it starts with solo acoustic guitar that gets your foot tapping before the vocals kick in over the top that you can’t help but sing along to me. It’s also one of the strongest tracks lyrically, with it taking a bittersweet look at what’s currently going on in the world, and they really resonate – it’s well worth taking a closer look at this song and taking in the words because they add so much to an already-incredible song.
Love Letters is quite simply a fantastic listen, and one you’ll swiftly find yourself singing along to, due to the massive choruses and memorable verses backed up perfectly by the fantastic instrumentation. It almost feels like it’s impossible to feel sad whilst listening to this very honest piece of work and is definitely something you’ll keep coming back to. There’s even a song about Welsh rugby on there, which certainly can only be a good thing!!