Interview Upbringing: Ballet School

Rosie Blair talks through her early days, from growing up in a small Northern Ireland town to awkward guitar shop experiences.

Ballet School currently reside in Berlin, giving cool credence to their slick electronic pop that sits somewhere between ‘80s staples and a distinct vision of the future. It’s the perfect location for their arty, impassioned routine, and it’s solidified in their new album ‘The Dew Lasts an Hour’, which runs to the hills with progressive, idea-crammed synth pop.

Rosie Blair fronts the project, and in DIY’s new Upbringing interview, she talks through her early days, growing up in a small town in Northern Ireland. It was here that she began to form the wild, expressive vocal quality that defines Ballet School. Without any venues to go to, any real shows to get enthused by, she was left to her own imaginations - in-part, this helps explains the daring feats she helps lead in the band’s new record.

In an enlightening interview, Blair discusses the band’s early days, as well as everything from One Direction and why guitar shops are always the scene of awkward exchanges.

Catch up with recent DIY Upbringing interviews with Pulled Apart By Horses, The History of Apple Pie and Broods.

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