ABOUT THIS ITEM
Hailing from Denver (Colorado USA) and disparate points around the UK, Blind Atlas came together in the bohemian suburbs of south Manchester; united by a shared preoccupation with drinking, failed relationships and the Flying Burrito Brothers.
Led by singer/guitarist Ross Thompson, Blind Atlas concoct a boozy stew of American alternative country with a classic, Northern English edge; taking inspiration from Waits to Morrissey to map their trademark soulful melancholia and defining the territory where Americana meets Mancunia.
Familiar faces on the Manchester circuit, Blind Atlas have notched up headline slots at some of the most iconic venues in the city, as well as supporting the likes of Manchester’s Liam Frost, Brooklyn’s Lucy Wainwright Roche and Detroit's Deadstring Brothers.
'... grizzled vocals and a heart-wrenching lyric sheet … think Ryan Adams fronting The Black Keys, or perhaps Fleet Foxes with a Led Zeppelin fixation; and clearly all designed to soundtrack long, whisky-addled nights of anguished soul-searching'. - City Life.