South London-based band Bleach Lab is comprised of magnetic lead singer Jenna Kyle, drummer Kieran Weston with his love for ethereal pop, guitarist Frank Wates’ knack for crystalline, dream-pop and bassist Josh Longman’s driving consistency and collaborative lyric work, the band are a heady concoction. Hailing from Buckinghamshire, Bleach Lab are now based in South London, they are an unmissable live act – having stepped up to a sold out crowd at Omeara in March 2022 and now set to play festivals across the UK this summer, finishing up in Autumn with headline shows in Bristol, Southampton and a huge London show at Lafayette on 11th November. Hotly tipped from the very first note they released, Bleach Lab are nuanced, captivating and certainly one of the most exciting new acts in the UK.
Bleach Lab’s debut 2021 EP, A Calm Sense of Surrounding, saw them grappling with anger, denial, depression and acceptance through grief, in particular the loss of bassist Josh Longman’s father. Their second offering, Nothing Feels Real, arrived later in the same year, just days ahead of their sold-out headline show at The Lexington. Produced by Stephen Street (The Cranberries, The Smiths, Blur), the EP surrounds the band’s processing of complex emotion and bravely baring their open-hearted vulnerability, striving to set boundaries personally and romantically. Inspired by past bands like The Sundays and The Cranberries, Nothing Feels Real is the document of a band who have vastly progressed both musically and emotionally. An EP that encourages deep introspection and engagement with one’s heaviness, and like Jenna Kyle finds, it might just help you find answers of your own.