Under the Radar: Blue Helix

Rock music has always fought for the underdog. Real music for real people; graduates of the school of hard knocks. Overcoming adversity and proving the haters wrong has fuelled the creative fire burning within hundreds of memorable rock songs, giving listeners hope, motivation and the opportunity to mosh their socks off.

Blue Helix are the latest in a long line of rockers using their music to help good overpower evil. Their latest track, Anti-social Butterfly, is a hard-hitting anti-bullying anthem that delivers its message with style, energy and refinement.  Some tracks with a moral focus can come across gimmicky and insincere. Not this one. It works. Blue Helix have delivered a track that has the potential to rival Shinedown’s unimaginatively titled 2012 anti-bullying smash, Bully. The reason Anti-social Butterfly works is simple. It’s not hollow. It’s based on lead singer Sami Chofhi’s very personal experiences as a victim of bullying. Who’s laughing now Sami?!

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Blue Helix formed in 2008 and are based in Seattle but also have roots in South America. Drummer Marco is pure-bred Brazilian and Sami is half Brazilian, half American. The Seattle sound subtly resonates in the music the make, as do aspects of some of their major influences, such as Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. They’re polished but have an unmistakeable raw edge and originality that makes them stand out from the crowd.

Anti-social Butterfly is the perfect intro to a thumping grungy rock band that has huge worldwide potential. The track is vibrant and energetic from the outset, with tight percussion, fierce guitar licks and Sami’s standout vocals. Fans of their last hit, the melodic rock ballad Aliens, will be impressed by this upbeat offering that showcases their diversity.

Music video lovers will fall instantly in love with Blue Helix. This band understands the importance of providing a visual spectacular to accompany their music and the results are memorable. Aliens won a number of music video awards and was lauded for its lush camera work and spectacular CGI panoramas that fit the track perfectly. Anti-social Butterfly abandons the fantasy vistas, opting for gritty realism that complements the lyrics to a tee. It’s fantastic to see an up-coming group delivering the full package and it seems inevitable that more awards are on the horizon.

So hats off to Blue Helix, kicking sand back in the face of bullies, thugs and haters right across the world. What better way to get your message across than through a truly storming piece of rock music.

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Track Blue Helix by subscribing to the Urban Antenna blog and checking them out on social media:

Website http://bluehelixmusic.com

EPK http://artistecard.com/bluehelix

Spotify https://play.spotify.com/artist/4Y6skLOx7JZILeOgcDdTyW

Deezer https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/393508

Pandora http://www.pandora.com/blue-helix

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tale-of-two-halves/id921512905

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BlueHelixMusic/

Twitter https://twitter.com/bluehelixmusic

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/BlueHelixTV

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bluehelixmusic/

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/bluehelix-music

Reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/bluehelix

BandCamp https://bluehelixmusic.bandcamp.com/

2 Replies to “Under the Radar: Blue Helix”

  1. Loved this review! BH is a hardworking band and they deserve to be acknowledged for all the time, energy and love they put into their songs and video! Thank you Under the Radar for doing them justice!

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