Fast-rising Birmingham rockers BLACK BOMBERS kickstart the countdown to the release of their long-awaited debut album with a brand new video, launched exclusively through Vive Le Rock!

‘Break It Down’ is the second single from the eponymously-named album which is being released through Easy Action Records on Friday 27 May. It’s available for pre-order on CD here and on iTunes here.

The video was directed by Poppy Twist of fellow Brummie garage-rockers TABLE SCRAPS.

With an impressive rock’n’roll CV that alights on THE DAMNED, THE HEARTBREAKERS, SWELL MAPS, THE PREFECTS, THE JACOBITES and West Midlands sleaze legends GUNFIRE DANCE, the band issued their debut vinyl single ‘Crazy’ early last year, completely selling out in under a week.

Black Bombers Press BW web credit Katriina Etholen

Speaking of the new album, the band say, “We wanted the actual sound of Fender Guitars and Rogers Drums and an over-driven vocal PA – without those sounds being sanitised through the prism of studio technology. We set up in a disused factory space and Paul Gray made a rather expert field recording as we let rip over the course of a weekend. The result was, as we’d kinda hoped all along, reminiscent of the kind of primal, no budget, proto-gunk that had emanated from Pathway or Escape studios in those blissful years before the rise of the click-track.”

The Black Bombers play a special launch night for the album on Friday 27 May at Some Weird Sin at Nambucca, Holloway Road, London. Also playing at EIGHT ROUNDS RAPID and PLASTIC PROPAGANDA. Tickets here.

Before that, however, they play a hometown show on Sunday 1 May at The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath with DAN SARTAIN, THE CASTILLIANS, THE TERROR WATTS and CRAWLIN’ HANDS. Tickets here.

Check out the Black Bombers feature in the brand new edition of Vive Le Rock!


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