Idle Bloom announces tour dates (2015)

Idle Bloom is a four-piece band that is emboldened through textures. The Nashville based project is composed of Olivia (vocals & guitars), Callan (vocals & guitar), Katie (bass), and Weston (drums). They recently completed their debut E.P, “Some Paranoia”, recorded by Shibby Poole and mastered by Jade Payne. The songs are haunting yet empowering; enticing with lyrics and vocals that demand to be heard and the instruments achieve soothing qualities that, just as poignantly, become jarring.  The band’s heterogeneous tracks come from a wide spectrum of experiences and influences.
Olivia is a driven activist/poet who left New York City for the sleepier aesthetic that Nashville provided in 2008. Emotionally heavy hitting musicians like PJ Harvey, Tori Amos and Sleater-Kinney have influenced her musically and ethically to create songs that resonate long after she writes, screams, and sings them. Callan arrived in Nashville later to pursue audio engineering at Belmont University, but had already refined her guitar techniques playing in the metal scene of Raleigh, North Carolina. Her partiality for shoegaze and post rock is evident in her ongoing obsession with pedals, pedals and more pedals.
Katie was prompted to pick up her instrument at a young age through her dad’s history of playing bass for extra cash in the 70s. Katie finds herself drawn to aggressive music, bands like Electric Wizard, Smashing Pumpkins, True Widow, and more.
Weston began drumming after continuously being scolded by teachers to stop tapping and banging on shit in the classroom, to the soundtrack of bands like The Prodigy and Aphex Twin, curators of sound that prompted him to infuse frantic beats and subtle amen-style rhythms to Idle Bloom’s psychedelic vibe. No two songs sound alike, and yet it reads like a cohesive story.
The way this band accesses different states, musicians and various art forms results in a complex sonic weave. They defy being subjected to one genre and, in turn, blow away listeners with their unique onstage presence and sound that cannot be duplicated.
Catch them live:
11/25 – Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia
11/28 – Knoxville, TN @ Jig and Reel
11/29 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Yacht Club
11/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
12/01 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
12/02 – Troy, NY @ 51 3rd
12/03 – Boston, MA @ TBA
12/04 – New York, NY @ Silent Barn
12/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Hong Kong Garden
12/06 – Richmond, VA @ Sour Haus
12/07 – Asheville, NC @ The Odditorium