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Sunday 24 September 2017

Wrong Creatures: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Return To Brighton Ahead Of New Album Release

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 early next year.

The band's drummer Leah Shapiro was six months clear of  life-saving brain surgeryfor Chiari Malformation, a rare disorder that 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 bassist Robert Levon Been

"I know I've battled on and off with mental depression, and Pete Hayes' (vocals) 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 humour."

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 has already released the forthcoming album's first track Little Thing Gone Wild, it's a dirty, sexy, rollicking ride of big licks and heavy bass.

It's also 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".  

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's new album 'Wrong Creatures' will be released on 12th January 2018. The band play Brighton Dome on 31st October 2017. CLICK HERE for more info.

by: Mike Cobley




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