Download Blank's 'Do the Blank' mixtape + details of 'Aurinko Rising Again' EP
A couple of years ago, Blänk came out of nowhere and became one of Sweden’s most blogged-about bands, both in their own country and abroad, with fans in XLR8R, Discobelleand Palms Out Sounds to name but a few.
Their breakout single and video Shirt Off from their debut album 'You’ve Never Been To Sápmi' was praised by some of the world’s largest electro music blogs.
After opening for acts like Lupe Fiasco, Wale and The Cool Kids, Blänk is back with the release of their new EP, 'Áurinko Rising Again' on the 27th August. The 5 track EP will be released on Blänk's own imprint Grind Records and was recorded in Atlanta and Ryssbält – a small place by the sea a few miles south of the Northpole in Swedish Lapland – where Blänk originates from.
So who is Blänk anyway?
If you ask Blänk, the group's three eclectic personalities are the result of years of cold and darkness growing up in Swedish Lapland, followed by venturing out into the world.
LINA is something of a Punk Rocker trapped in a Pop star’s body. Songstress in Blänk, author of university course literature in Mediation and the visionary guide in the band, she is also a member of Swedish outfit The Touch which have remixed artists like Robyn, Rex The Dogand Drop the Lime.
SIMON T, or Young Ivy, is a strange combination of deep thinker and party animal with immature Rap star aspirations. Born in Sweden and Ivy League-educated in the US, he eventually relocated to Atlanta and became a Senior Account Executive in marketing before saying "screw it!" and leaving the professional world for the music dream.
KLAS is a former reality TV star and teen heartthrob as the runner-up in the Swedish version of the reality show Survivor. He decided to become a producer after his 25th birthday, grew into the master architect behind Blänk’s unique sound, and also earned a Grammy nomination in Sweden for his RnB-project LDOD.
To celebrate the release of their new EP, the band has put together mixtape, 'Do The Blänk' which features several new songs, remixes, bootlegs, and collaborations with famed remixerDubbel Dutch (US) and artists like Noonie Bao.
Praise for Blänk’s debut LP, ‘You’ve Never Been To Sápmi’:
"Big dreams, deep house, hip-hop, pop and three eclectic personalities." Discobelle
"A group who make unabashedly poppy music, with a lemon squeeze of hip hop, and a peppering of italo disco" Palms Out Sound
"Pretty mighty!" Your Music Radar
"Thereʼs just something so rampantly joyous about it...remarkably addictive." Electrorash
"A very appealing, eclectic album. A very good debut." Fredrik Strage (TV4 Nyhetsmorgon, SWE)
"Blänk stand apart from other hyped-up electro bands." Dagens Nyheter, SWE
Stream Full EP Here: