Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are currently putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Specter At The Feast’, entitled “Wrong Creatures” which will be released on January 12th 2018.
The band have already treated fans to three instant grat tracks, first single “Little Thing Gone Wild” a dirty, sexy, rollicking ride of big licks and heavy bass – which was the inspiration for the LP’s title, drawing on a lyrical passage. “Lord you hear me loud into my soul speaker, why won’t you let me out, you’ve got the wrong creature’. Next up came the Cave-esque murder balladry of “Haunt”, followed by ‘Question of Faith’. On 2oth November the band will be making a fourth track available – ‘King Of Bones’.
“Little Thing Gone Wild,” “Haunt” and ‘King of Bones’ are among several new songs from the forthcoming album that are being performed on the band’s current European tour. For tickets and information, visit http://www.blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com/tour/
BRMC –Robert Levon Been — Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Peter Hayes— Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Vocals and Leah Shapiro — Drums, Backing Vocals, Percussion, started to formulate the album in the summer of 2015. Shapiro was six months clear of life-saving brain surgery for Chiari Malformation, a rare disorder the restricts the flow of spinal fluid between the brain & spine . The trio had come off a tour and began sketching out new songs in their private lockout space appropriately nicknamed ‘The Bunker’ in North Hollywood. “It’s a crazy making machine, it can chew you up good, I mean we literally toured ‘till the wheels came off and Leah’s brain literally started leaking out of her head” says Been. “I know I’ve battled on and off with mental depression, and Pete’s head never came with any proper instructions.”
Nick Launay, famed for his work with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire and most significantly here Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, came in to produce the album, and became a fundamental part of the BRMC machine, providing the band with a sounding board. “I find myself writing about death a lot,” says Hayes. “I find myself having a discussion with death, which sounds dark. For me, it’s dark humor.” Adds Been “We are truly an island – come hell or high water, so it’s usually best to dress accordingly. Though I’m not sure what the proper attire is when drowning in fire. But leather usually goes with everything.”
The band have just delighted their UK fans with an extensive tour, and are now in mainland Europe. The remaining dates are:
20th Amsterdam Paradiso, Netherlands (SOLD OUT) 21st Antwerp De Roma, Belgium 22nd Paris Elysee Montmartre, France (SOLD OUT) 25th Hamburg Grosse Freiheit, Germany (SOLD OUT} 26th Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany 27th Cologne Live Music Hall, Germany 28th Munich Tonhalle, Germany 30th Milan Fabrique, Italy
1st Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland 2nd Zurich Samsung Hall, Switzerland 3rd Vienna Arena, Austria