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Blindspott

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Formed in 1997, Blindspott are one of New Zealand’s most successful rock/metal bands. Going straight to #1 upon release in 2002, their iconic debut self-titled album Blindspott sold multi-platinum in New Zealand and was released in Australia, South East Asia and Japan.

Their first hit single, Nil By Mouth was a success in 2001, gaining major airplay on TV and radio channels across the country. Following a number of hit songs, the emotionally charged anthem track Phlex reached No. 2 on the charts.

Blindspott were the first NZ band to have both their 1st and 2nd albums debut on the NZ Music charts at #1 and the first band in history to have album debut at #1 twice!

In June 2020 the band re-released their iconic self-titled first album Blindspott in vinyl which went straight into the charts at #1 the first band in history to have album debut at #1 twice. They also went on to win the Rock’s 'Rock Wars' a listener voted knock out format to find the best rock band, beating out Pink Floyd to take the honours.

After a great 2020 the band announced they would be hitting the studio for the first time in over 15 years to writ and record new material.

The bands first single in over 15 years saw fans in a frenzy of anticipation seeing the track R.I.P. making The Rock's 2021 Rock 2000 Countdown without even being heard.
It debuted in the countdown at a staggering #60!

The band has released 2 of a series of 4 volumes (EP's) which will formulate a full length album to be released on vinyl in 2024. The first 2 volumes gained high rotation airplay with 3 singles charting.

Band Members:
Shelton Woolwright
Damian Alexander
Dan Insley
Brandon Reihana
Andrew Kerr

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  • Auckland

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lethallime

Joined: 17/08/07
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Blindspott fighting ex-drummer Shelton over their name
Posted: Tue Mar 8, 2011 12:30 pm
http://rockbottomnz.blogspot.com/2011/03/blindspott-name-issues.html
interesting
 

demosthenes

Joined: 30/12/05
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Help me, where are Blindspott?!
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:07 am
Hey all

Blindspott, one of the finds of my young musical career to date without a doubt! Does anybody have any info on new music from the band, after 'End the Silence'? That and the 1st album are unreal, I need more! Also a website, 'coz the link on here doeasn't work.

Also, if the band actual read this, Don't suppose there's any chance of a date or 2 in the UK? No harm in asking!

Cheers, Stu
 

bongus_man

Joined: 20/09/05
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BLINDSPOTT !
Posted: Thu Jun 1, 2006 7:53 am
new interview avail here ...

http://www.muzic.net.nz/artists/203/readinterview/19936.html
 

Yet2BeFamous

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There songs
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:10 am
Blindspott has a wide range of really cool songs! There music has a good rythem to it and i like it. On 1-10 id give there band a 9. Tell me what you think of them. Very Happy
 

blindspott

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Blindspott Fan Site
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:35 pm
Hi everyone,

I've setup a fan site dedicated to Blindspott. Check it out, Blindspott Fans http://www.blindspott.co.nz

Go Blindspott!

 

Shade
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Blindspott Tearing Through SE Asia
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 7:40 pm
Blindspott's first single Nil By Mouth has topped MTV Indonesia's charts, hitting #1 on Indonesia's premiere Top 40 radio station and holding firm as the most requested video on MTV for two months running.

Their self-titled debut album has entered the Indonesian internal record company charts at No2. Following on from their success in Indonesia, Blindspott are planning to release their album across South East Asia and tour through Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and South Korea. Meanwhile in New Zealand the Blindspott album has reached double platinum status and the remix single of Phlex has just gone gold.
 

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Blindspott Rock Indonesia
Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 8:22 am
Screaming fans, A near riot at a MTV gig, Personal bodyguards. It's all in a day‚s work for New Zealand's double platinum artists Blindspott.

MTV PARTY

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of MTV, MTV Sky (radio) and MTV Trax (Magazine) in Indonesia, MTV threw a massive party at the Panahan Stadium Senayan in Jakarta on Saturday July 19th. The only international band performing at the day long concert was Blindspott who headlined!! Over 30,000 turned up and the backstage fence was on the verge of being pushed down due to thousands outside! By the time Blindspott arrived (flanked by security guards and military police) to perform the stadium was to capacity of over 45,000 people. They walked onto stage to the crowd chanting 'BLINDSPOTT...BLINDSPOTT....BLINDSPOTT'

Thanks to the massive support of MTV. 'Nil By Mouth'‚ has been the NUMBER ONE most requested video on MTV for the last 2 months and reached NUMBER ONE on MTV Sky for 2 consecutive weeks.

CLEAR TOP 10

The MTV programme Clear Top 10 asked Blindspott to perform 3 songs acoustically for their series Ngamen. Blindspott are the first international band to do this programme (the next will be Linkin Park). They performed 'Nil By Mouth' 'Room To Breathe' and 'Phlex' acoustically at the Kemang Skate Park in Jakarta to a crowd of ecstatic fans who sang every word to every song!!!

CROWDED IN BALI

As part of the MTV week long special on Blindspott (to be screened w/c 17th August in Indonesia) the band performed to maximum capacity crowd at the Hard Rock Café in Bali on July 23rd. The night was ended with a presentation from Blindspott to Hard Rock Café of a signed Dickies shirt from the 'Room To Breathe' video that will soon be joining the many famous rock memorabilia on the walls of the Café.

AUSTRALIA

In support of the Australian release of their debut album, Blindspott played some shows in Sydney and Melbourne on their way home from Asia. They performed with Superheist in Sydney and with Full Scale in Melbourne. The band also did some high profile promotion with the likes of Kerrang! Magazine and the Austereo Music Network.

Home for just 2 weeks and to celebrate their GOLD SINGLE for the song 'Phlex'‚ Blindspott are returning to South East Asia for an extensive promo tour. They will travel to the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand and will be performing at the Indonesian music festival SOUNDRENALIN.

August 24th - Bandung
August 27th - Jakarta
August 31st - Yogyakarta
September 7th - Denpasar
September 14th - Surabaya
 

Shade
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Blindspott News
Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2003 7:56 am
Blindspott are planning a New Zealand tour currently - once dates are confirmed we will have them up on the muzic.net.nz gig guide and on the Blindspott artist page.

Blindspott are also in the process of filming a video for their next single 'Blank', just before they head back to South East Asia.

And the best news for all you Blindspott fans - Blindspott have been nominated for Best Group in the Juice TV Music Awards - to vote for them visit the Juice TV site at http://www.juicetv.com/ ot text 2e to 288.
 

Shade
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Blindspott News
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2003 6:45 pm
- Blindspott's self titled debut album has hit DOUBLE PLATINUM status in New Zealand!

- Blindspott's 'Phlex' single has hit GOLD status in New Zealand!

- 'Nil By Mouth' has topped the Indonesian charts, and has entered the Oz Top 40 charts at #1! The debut album is #2 on the Indonesian charts as well. 'Nil By Mouth' is the most requested video on MTV Indonesia (2 months running).
 

Shade
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RE: Blindspott News
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 7:51 am
Full details of Blindspott winning the zephyrs competition can be found here:

http://www.muzic.net.nz/index.php?area=news&id=302
 

Dolz...

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RE: Blindspott News
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 9:10 pm
blindspott did win the zephyrs comp!!!
also blindspott have just started their tour in asia! and australia their album has already sold 15,000 copies!!! and nil by mouth is very popular on the radiostations and mtv a big songrats to blindspott!
 

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Blindspott News
Posted: Tue May 20, 2003 9:19 am
Go to http://www.blindspott.com for:

- All the latest pics
- All the latest news on the band
- Downloadable album samplers
- Band profiles and heaps more....

Vote For Blindspott:

Do you want Blindspott to do a FREE gig at your place? $5,000 in airfares? 100 (EMI) CDs of your choice or a Panasonic video camera?

If so, go to http://www.thezephyrs.co.nz/ and vote for Blindspott!

If Blindspott wins the competition to play at your place, everyone wins because what we will do is launch a 'secret website' where you can see heaps of behind the scenes footages, exclusive pictures, access exclusive audio and get a peak at the chance to purchase the brand new line of merch at a huge discount!!

Limited Edition Album (NZ Only):

For New Zealand Month in May (NZ Only), Blindspott is releasing a Limited Edition Bonus Disc with the album, containing remixes by Che Fu, DLT and the Dubious Brothers, never before international new Nil By Mouth video plus others, and on road footage. This is a Limited Edition Release, so if you want to get your hands on one you'll have to be quick.

Note: Internationally you may be able to purchase this online at http://www.soundsnz.com/
 

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Blindspott News
Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:00 pm
For a very limited time only...

Blindspott is re-releasing their album, which will include a bonus CD. This will include remixes by DLT, The Dubious Brothers and Che Fu. Also added to it is behind the scenes footage from their tour, the brand new re-recorded international 'Nil By Mouth' video and a Free Blindspott wallet with chain, Blindspott belt or Blindspott cap to choose from.

The Blindspott website should be up mid next week at http://www.blindspott.com/. You will be able to buy merchandise online and receive all the latest info and pics.

Blindspott's album has been released in Australia and they are receiving airplay on Triple J and Triple M.
 

Dolz...

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Blindspott national tour dates
Posted: Sat Mar 1, 2003 2:11 pm
heres are the dates for blindspott's national tour
hope to see you there!

wed 26 feb chch uni ballroom

thurs feb 27 timaru loaded hog

fri 28 feb dunedin town hall

sat march 1 invercargill the embassy

mon march 3 auckland shadows bar

thurs march 6 wellington victoria uni

fri march 7 p. north massey events center

sat march 8 new plynouth the mill

please note that some of theres gigs are R18


with support from special guests deceptikonz

thurs march 13 tauranga brewers bar

firday march 14 gisbourne memorial theatre

sat march 15 napier onekawa hotel

thursday march 20 roadhouse papakura south auckland

fri march 21 auckland regent @ st james


sat 22 march whangarei adrenaline

note that some gigs are R18
tickets avalible from ticketek www.ticketek.co.nz
blindspott go off live!!!

blindspott are also doing instore signings at sounds stores around nz before gigs at 4pm
 

Dolz...

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Blindspott- new single
Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:53 pm
keep a look out for blindspott's rockin! new single FALL DOWN
off their amazing debut album for those who do not have it go out and buy it! you will not be disapointed! and a video clip will shortly follow so tune your radio station to CHANNEL Z or the rock and keep your ears open for FALL DOWN.
 

Dolz...

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RE: Blindspott - lit up
Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 6:26 pm
hell yeah! im so there!
 

Andrew

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RE: Blindspott - lit up
Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 4:01 pm
is anyone going to see blindspott at piahia on new years?
 

Dolz...

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RE: Blindspott - lit up
Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 10:51 pm
good idea the album is so worth it!
its awesome!
 

delinquent

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RE: Blindspott - lit up
Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 2:51 pm
I always thought Blindspott were just another \'one hit wonder\', but I\'m really into lit up, the video rocks too, I might just get the CD.
 

Dolz...

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postponed blindspott tour dates
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2002 1:26 pm
Blindspott has postponed the rest of their tour because their tour manager has to sort out a few things if you bought tickets to any of the postponed gigs you can get a refund on your ticket and ticketek.however blindspott will still be playing on new years eve at paihia and bigdayout2003 and in hamilton in early 2003 call ticketek for more information on (09) 307 5000 or visit www.ticketek.co.nz
 

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