Pogodi started back in 2011 with Tal on bass and Villa on guitar, we met up at Number1 squat in Leeds on a Monday and persuaded RyRy to bang some drums with us all squished up in his bedroom making way too much noise for the windows to handle! We didn’t leave the house for 5 days and on Friday we played our first little gig in Leeds, we played 1 more gig the next week and then we all flew away adventuring.
Concrete Blonde is an alternative rock band dating from the early 1980s to the early 1990s (and re-formed again in the 2000s). They are best known for the poignant songwriting and vocals of Johnette Napolitano. Singer / songwriter / bassist Napolitano formed the band Dream 6 with guitarist James Mankey in Los Angeles in 1982, releasing an eponymous EP in France on the Happy Hermit label in 1983. When they signed with IRS in 1986, labelmate Michael Stipe suggested the name Concrete Blonde, describing the contrast between their hard rock music and introspective lyrics.