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Left somewhat in the trail of The White Stripes and The Strokes during the early noughties garage rock revival, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have quietly – well, loudly – assembled a formidable body of work. On albums like BRMC, Take Them On, On Your Own and Howl, they have brilliantly ploughed their furrow of shoegaze-tinged noise-rock. Their participation in Dave Grohl’s Sound City project, meanwhile, indicates the esteem in which they’re held by rock royalty.
Moodier than previous efforts, Wrong Creatures finds Peter Hayes and co. exploring a vein of darkly atmospheric rock, with tracks like ‘Spook’, ‘Ninth Configuration’ and ‘Question Of Faith” having a thrillingly menacing feel. In addition to their fondness for sonic blitzkriegs, BRMC have also always had a fondness for hazy psychedelia, and on ‘Haunt’ they indulge it to the full – with winning results. They may be a cult concern, but BMRC remain rebels with a compelling cause.
The American indie merchants are playing Dublin & Belfast.Read More
After three visits in 2007, California's Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be playing Ireland again in May.Read More
Californian retro rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are returning to Dublin.Read More
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'They’ve survived being tagged the flavour of the month and become more vital than ever...'BRMC gig reviewed by Maurice O"BrienRead More
BRMC will be rescheduling their Dublin and Belfast dates due to an injured guitarist's thumbRead More
Valentine's Day gets belatedly bloody on February 17 when Black Rebel Motorcycle Club visit Belfast's Mandela Hall.Read More
It’s definitely worth a punt, and likely to become a firm favourite among the air guitar fraternity.Read More
The taciturn reputation of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has often had journalists thinking in terms of ‘blood’ and ‘stone’, but Stuart Clark finds Peter Hayes in downright garrulous form on the subjects of their new album, Johnny Cash, mermaids and Arnie.Read More
Stuart Clark catches up with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, currently enjoying life on the road with the NME Brats tourRead More
BRMC have come to save rock ‘n’ roll with the warmed up leftovers of yesteryearRead More