Hooky guitar lines? Check. Undertones of grunge? Check. Killer choruses? Ditto. BLOXX’s instantly magnetic indie-pop ticks all the right boxes.

The Uxbridge outfit continue to go from strength to strength, releasing a banger-filled debut EP and signing a record deal with Chess Club Records in 2019 already.

Ahead of what’s set to be a scintillating appearance at Brighton’s Patterns on Saturday 13th July for Hidden Herd Festival 2019, we got acquainted with BLOXX frontwoman Ophelia Booth.

How would you describe BLOXX to a stranger?

“Jump up energetic indie bangers with catchy melodies.”

Who are the biggest influences on your sound and why?

“Bombay Bicycle Club, From Indian Lakes, Jeff Buckley and Led Zeppelin. We all have such varying influences, but some of our biggest are there because they are great songwriters and artists. I love Jeff Buckley a lot. I’m super into the ability to write goosebump-making music.”

What was the best gig you’ve played so far?

“Reading and Leeds 2018 for definite! Best crowd and amazing energy!”

You’re based in Uxbridge – what’s your local music scene like?

“It used to be very good, our first ever show was at the Crown and Treaty. A lot of bands started there, some stayed and some moved on and did some cool things. Now the closest scene is Harrow at the Trinity, I guess. ”

Who are the THREE other new artists we should listen to right now and why?

“Alfie Templeman, because he’s frickin cool, Phoebe Green, because she’s such an angel and her music is great, and On Video, who are the complete definition of dragon flame! They’re our dudes.”

You’re playing Hidden Herd Festival 2019 in July – which other bands are you most looking forward to seeing on the day?

“Anteros are super cool, so can’t wait for that. I can’t wait to see loads of other new bands too – festies are great to find new music!”

And finally, what does the rest of 2019 hold for BLOXX?

“So MUCH! We have new shows, new music, new clothes and new dreams, haha!”

BLOXX play Hidden Herd Festival 2019 at Brighton’s Patterns on Saturday 13th July alongside KAWALA, Anteros, Annabel Allum, Sick Joy, CHILDCARE, Chappaqua Wrestling, Saltwater Sun, WOOZE, MarthaGunn, Hot Dreams, Circe, Birthday Card and Youth Sector and more. Super Early Bird tickets are sold out, but there are a limited number of Early Bird tickets still available via DICE.