The songs received positive feedback from the underground scene and the people recognized a certain type of honesty in the lyrics written by an average guy with all his traits and flaws exposed. Considering it was their first album, the music was depicted as complex punk rock that breaches the established norms. The whole first chapter was rounded up by a series of shows at well-known clubs in Belgrade and around Serbia. The year 2008 was a significant one for the band because it brought major changes and opened up new chapters. In that year of obvious stagnation the band saw the departure of Marko, then Saša and finally Milan who went their separate ways but still support the band with all their hearts and with the feeling of pride in what they've accomplished together.
With the fundamental ideas intact, the band was revitalized with the addition of new members Nenad Filipović (guitar), Dušan Jovanović (bass) and Uroš Aleksić (drums) who introduced the much needed creative adrenalin pushing it towards new accomplishments. In the second half of the year, Blankfile traveled outside of Serbia for the first time to perform in Sofia, Bulgaria where they gained a bunch of fans who admired their quality and liveliness. Soon after they performed in Slovenia and Hungary and, with the invites still coming, are now planning a tour of other European countries. They also established “Means To Amend Promotion”, agency that would bring great foreign bands to Serbia. Great effort, determination, dedication to the Blankfile idea and the affirmation of the familiar Blankfile sound have all helped the guys draw attention to themselves in their local underground scene where they are slowly but surely becoming a real punk-rock b(r)and.
They started out the New Year with a D.I.Y. promo EP called "Fast Foreword" which serves as an introduction to an even more complex, vigorous and mature chapter of the Blankfile story. So, come to the show, listen to their music and be sure that even then you won't see or hear everything that this band has to offer. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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