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They say to expect the unexpected but Hysteria was not expecting this! San Francisco rock rebels Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have announced today the upcoming release of their eighth studio album, Wrong Creatures, released its lead single, and announced an Australian tour. Listen below:
The follow up to 2013’s Specter At The Feast has been in the works since mid-2015 after drummer Leah Shapiro was given the all-clear. It followed life threatening brain surgery for a rare disorder, Chiari Malformation. The trio bunkered down in their private North Hollywood space, aptly called The Bunker, and let the ideas flow.
“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…I know I’ve battled on and off with mental depression, and Pete’s head never came with any proper instructions,” says vocalist, bassist, and guitarist Robert Been in a statement.
The results are exceptionally promising. Lead single Little Thing Gone Wild, available today, brings out the best of classic rock ‘n’ roll with indie undertones, the likes of which are some of the band’s best. The subtle wail of a harmonica bridges each verse into a wild chorus that dominates the track, grinding, gritty and glorious, a shoe-in for your summer soundtrack.
And if the prospect of new material wasn’t enough, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have also revealed an Australian tour next year, their first visit to our shores since 2013. With five dates at the tail-end of March, The band will bring their refreshing batch of new tunes to Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in what is sure to be an immense addition to an already promising summer for live music.
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Monday March 19 – The Astor, Perth WA
Tuesday March 20 – The Gov, Adelaide SA
Thursday March 22 – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Friday March 23 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday March 25 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC