Initial ideas and early demos for blanket came together at the beginning of 2016, as guitarists Bobby Pook and Simon Morgan would routinely retire to the conservatory of their rented home in Blackpool to noodle on guitars, tinkle ivories and write intertwining melodies, all whilst gazing wistfully skywards at the stars above them. It was perhaps such a sublime view that infused the music they created within that glass retreat with such elegance, purity and grace. Pook and Morgan fleshed out their ideas even further with the addition of Matthew Sheldon and Steven Pellatt in the summer of 2016; blanket
was now a fully-fledged proposition.
blanket have been making waves live, fresh from touring the UK with Zeal & Ardor, as well as performing a hypnotic, otherworldly set at the prestigious ArcTanGent Festival. They will return to the road in March 2019 to support prog metallers Cellar Darling. Bassist Matt comments, “Going out on tour with a band like Cellar Darling is really exciting for us, we like to think of ourselves as a band that cross multiple genres, and want to get ourselves out to as many different scenes as possible, in front of people who might not have heard of us before”. Dates for the run are:
21st Mar – Studio, Sheffield
22nd Mar – Hammerfest, North Wales
23rd Mar – The Globe, Cardiff
24th Mar – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
26th Mar – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
27th Mar – The Welly 2, Hull
28th Mar – Audio, Glasgow
29th Mar – On The Rox, Dublin
30th Mar – Academy 3, Manchester
31st Mar – Jazz Cafe, London
A brilliantly ambitious and creative force, blanket will announce further news very soon.