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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club announce new album ‘Wrong Creatures’

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.

BRMC – Peter Hayes (vocal, guitar, harmonica), Robert Levon Been (vocal, bass, guitar) and Leah Shapiro (drums) 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 also released their first track “Little Thing Gone Wild” today, which will be an instant grat track with the album pre-order. It’s a dirty, sexy, rollicking ride of big licks and heavy bass – and the first taste of the album. 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’.

The band recently revealed that they were returning to European shores with a comprehensive live itinerary. Dates are listed below.

October
23rd Dublin Academy, Ireland (SOLD OUT)
24th Belfast Limelight, UK
26th Glasgow Barrowland, UK (SOLD OUT)
27th Manchester Academy, UK
28th Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
30th Leeds O2 Academy, UK
31st Brighton Dome, UK

November
2nd Bristol O2 Academy, UK
3rd Nottingham Rock City, UK
4th London O2 Academy Brixton, UK
6th Copenhagen Vega, Denmark (SOLD OUT)
7th Odense Posten, Denmark
8th Aarhus Train, Denmark
10th Lille Le Splendid, France
11th Nancy L’Autre Canal, France
12th Strasbourg La Laiterie, France
14th Grenoble La Belle Electrique, France
15th Nimes Paloma, France
16th Toulouse Le Bikini, France
18th La Rochelle La Sirene, France
20th Amsterdam Paradiso, Netherlands
21st Antwerp De Roma, Belgium
22nd Paris Elysee Montmartre, France (SOLD OUT)
25th Hamburg Grosse Freiheit, Germany
26th Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany
27th Cologne Live Music Hall, Germany
28th Munich Tonhalle, Germany
30th Milan Fabrique, Italy

December
1st Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland
2nd Zurich Samsung Hall, Switzerland
3rd Vienna Arena, Austria

CalState Graduate in Journalism. Born and raised in East Los Angeles. Music fanatic and Rocker Girl. RRM member since 2014. All content is either original or we have permission to use.

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