Bleech burst onto the London scene when the bass player, Katherine O’Neill, was still at school and too young to drink in any of the clubs they played in.
Sisters Jennifer and Katherine learned to get used to crowds leaving when they saw the girls setting up on stage only to see them hurriedly return from the bar when the band kicked off with their stunning, strong, guitar-led sound.
The drummer, schoolmate Matt Bick, stepped in when the original drummer got a real job, and although he can play many instruments, the drums wasn’t one of them. He wasn’t old enough to drink either. Big sis and ‘frontman’, Jennifer, had to do all the driving.
BLEECH’s first limited edition vinyl single 'Is It True That Boys Don't Cry’, an itchy, angst driven blast, released 14th April 2009 on Ban*Jam/Island Records shot to Myspace Number One and featured on NME’s 'Songs To Listen To This Week', NME Radio A- list and Radio 6’s playlist. Lauren Laverne described them as her ‘new favourite band’ and she is not alone. Bleech has built an impressive fan base that includes: Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy, Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie/Feeder), Billy Lunn (The Subways).
The single 'The Worthing Song' was released on 14th September also to great acclaim. Rocksound Magazine and Clash Magazine proclaiming them 'Single of the Month’. It was again NME Radio A-listed and was in Planet Sounds’ top 50 Singles of the Year 2010 for their “exemplary shouty pop punk with insouciant attitude.”
BLEECH successfully released their debut album ‘Nude’ earlier this year which received rave reviews from the critics including features in Kerrang! The singles ‘Mondays’ and ‘Adrenalin Junkie’, both previous tracks from the album, were chosen for XFM’s new addition playlist along with plays on BBC 6 Music and Absolute. The single ‘Mondays’ was also featured on the BBC’s hit drama series ‘Waterloo Road’.
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