BASH! formed in Southampton when the reincarnated souls of fallen heroes were drawn together by the power of destiny, love of music and university. Amongst the heroes is the lead singer Amanda Bashmakova, bassist Miles Hobbs, Joe Burgess on guitar and drummer and percussion Angus McIntyre. Last but by no means least is John Burdfield, the king of keyboards, who has the best hair in the band. The band takes their influences from current and past pop bands such as Paramore, Fickle Friends, Confidence Man and Blondie.