Blame (band)

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Origin Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
Genres Indie rock, Punk rock, Heartland rock
Years active 2011 (2011)–Present
Labels Dark Days Records
Associated acts Everclear, Bruce Springsteen, Tobias
Members Samuel Johnson, James Brighouse

Blame is a British rock band from Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. The band was formed in 2011 and consists of song-writers Sam Johnson and James Brighouse in addition of live members James Miller & Toby Caffery .[1]


Founding members Samuel Johnson and James Brighouse used to play just for fun, enjoying it and having no real expectations. The album was written before they made their own band, being inspired by musical artists like The Replacements, The Clash, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.

James Brighouse and Samuel Johnson later struck up a friendship with alternative rock icon Art Alexakis, a singer and guitarist of the American rock band Everclear with whom Blame toured[2] extensively throughout March and April 2013.

Blame are set to tour with US rocker's LIT throughout May 2014.


Blame released their first[3] single called "Floods" on 3 September 2012, on Dark Days Records. A limited edition 7" vinyl copy of the single was released via Banquet Records. Floods reached number 2 in the Vinyl Indie Chart and number 6 in the UK Rock Chart.

Follow up single Outsiders reached number 6 in the UK rock char.

Debut Album Gracious Malady reached Number 15 in the UK Rock Chart and was listed as a 'Spotify Recommended Release'.

11 November 2013, Blame was named Kerrang Radio ‘Artist of the Week’.