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Black Bombers FREE
Its the 'Show Me Your Birmingham' exhibition closing party and Anchor Gallery is fortunate to have Birminghams hottest and happening rock band headline the event. Not to be missed. More details to below.
Black Bombers are a Rock ‘n’ Roll band from Birmingham, England.
They are, above: Dave Twist - drums, Darren Birch - bass guitar, Alan Byron - guitar and vocals
Their primal racket contains elements of The Damned, The Stranglers, of the Chiswick era Motorhead, and, inevitably, The Stooges.
Black Bombers’ rhythm section has played alongside members of The Heartbreakers, The Damned, Lords of The New Church, The Jacobites, The Nightingales... and just once... a Rolling Stone.
Darren Birch is a former member of Gunfire Dance. Regularly featured during the klassic era of ‘Kerrang!’ magazine they signed with Island. The Damned‘s Brian James and Rat Scabies produced demos which were later released by Jeff Dahl’s Ultra Under label. They remain highly regarded by connoisseurs of their genre.
Darren Birch is currently also a member of Heartbreaker Walter Lure’s touring band.
Dave Twist is a former member of seminal punk/post punk band The Prefects. He features on their Peel Session derived, and much anthologised, single on Rough Trade. The drummer also recorded several albums and toured with The Tenderhooks alongside The Jacobites’ Dave Kusworth.
Close links with members of Swell Maps and The Nightingales might go some way to explain the “hint of post punk steeliness and economy” that Gus Ironside of Vive Le Rock has identified in Black Bombers’ garage-wall of sound.
Alan and Darren also play in Birmingham's long established, George Romero / Ennio Morricone influenced, Horse Feathers.
A 7” single, ‘Crazy’, was treleased in early 2015 on their own Key of E label. This will be followed in Spring 2016 by their full length debut. Available on CD, Download and in a limited deluxe vinyl edition.
Alan Byron has an immediately likable, spooky, sick croon - this is ominous Super 8 film music for angry eyed adults who don’t go to malls - smoky, muscular, tight... SUGARBUZZ
The sort of song best played at stun volume - Dave Twist’s heavily propulsive drumming recalls Rock Action - paint-stripper guitar, Darren Birch’s bass-line throb and a fuck you vocal make ‘Crazy’ glow with menace... I - 94 BAR
‘Crazy’ is menacing and loose and has the beating heart of some the finer bands of our time, like The Stooges - with some 'Music For Pleasure' era Damned thrown in for good measure, this is fantastic stuff... UBER ROCK