Blackpool’s cinematic rock four-piece blanket have revealed their stunning acoustic cover of Radiohead’s “No Surprises”.

“One of the first concerts I ever went to was see Radiohead on the OK Computer tour at Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom”, explains guitarist Simon Morgan, “I was completely in awe of this band and the sounds they created. I’m pretty sure I was unable to string a coherent sentence together for a good couple of hours after the show, still rapt in what I had just experienced. To an 18 year old me, this was truly a moment I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Radiohead are such an important and influential band for all us guys in blanket, still creating awesome music when many bands have just fallen by the wayside, and we thought to pay a little tribute to them. Both recordings of these songs were the first take, too!”

The track features on their digital Transfixion EP, out now on Music For Nations alongside their recent cover of the Deftones classic “Knife Prty” and an acoustic version of their own track “A Sky Filled With Ghosts”.

blanket have wrapped up their tour with Zeal & Ardor and will return to the road in March 2019 to support prog metallers Cellar Darling. Bassist Matt comments “Going out on tour with a band like Cellar Darling is really exciting for us, we like to think of ourselves as a band that cross multiple genres, and want to get ourselves out to as many different scenes as possible, in front of people who might not have heard of us before”.

Tour Dates:

03/21 – Sheffield – Studio
03/22 – North Wales – Hammerfest
03/23 – Cardiff – The Globe
03/24 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
03/26 – Norwich – Waterfront Studio
03/27 – Hull – The Welly 2
03/28 – Glasgow – Audio
03/29 – Dublin – On The Rox
03/30 – Manchester – Academy 3
03/31 – London – Jazz Cafe


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.