Blanketman are a new band who sweat and toil in a city called Manchester.
Over the last year or two the band have been spearheading a burgeoning scene locally and
have gigged extensively throughout the town performing their original brand of restless-
legged post-punk, served with a sharper, more sardonic pop edge than many of their more
po-faced peers. So sharp in fact that Steve Hanley, of The Fall and Brix Smith & Extricated,
has felt the need to get up on stage with them to perform live on two occasions already.
Having started to make waves nationally with a string of festival appearances and Radio 1
plays in 2019 and 2020, where Huw Stephens had them as a One To Watch at the start of
this year, the band released their debut single "Taking You With Me" via PIAS on
The DIY aesthetics of the video sit side-by-side with the DIY ethics of a band whose most
recent show, played a few days before the pandemic was announced, sold out weeks in
advance and saw them perform in front of a sold out home crowd in one of the last shows
played in the city.
A band with both style and substance in abundance, Blanketman aren't willing to limit
these songs to just the north-west anymore - they're taking you with them.
Adam Hopper - lead vocals, guitar
Jeremy Torralvo Godoy - bass, backing vocals
Ellie-Rose Elliott - drums, backing vocals
Daniel Hand - lead guitar
Eden Hemphill - keys, guitar, violin, backing vocals