“Supergroup” is admittedly a lame term, but it’s one that will no doubt stick to this newly formed quintet. Each of the Blips has been a Birmingham, Ala., mainstay for years. They’re a true rock ‘n’ roll consortium, a group of songwriting singers with a shared love of all facets of rock music, especially those of the lo-fi and primitive variety. The band features Taylor Hollingsworth (Mystic Valley Band, Dexateens), Eric Wallace (Glory Fires), Chris McCauley (Holy Youth), Wes McDonald (Vulture Whale, Terry Ohms) and Will Stewart, drawing influence from an array of musical genres (punk, blues, classic rock), bad decisions and beer drinking. Since the Blips are a band of brothers with a taste for the spotlight (and rightfully so), the vocal duties are passed around like party favors.
With an as-yet-untitled LP coming later in 2020, “Inside Out” (Cornelius Chapel) is the inaugural blast from this fab fivesome, a power-pop offering with Hollingsworth at the mic. The song’s bouncy riff provides the backbone as he laments on why the grass is always greener. It’s a big man’s dose of glossy garage rock, a solid three-plus minutes of good vibes that will get you thinking and moving at the same time.
We’re proud to premiere “Inside Out” today on magnetmagazine.com. Check it out right here, right now. Ladies and … well, pretty much just the ladies … may we present the Blips.