BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM WRONG CREATURES WITH LEAD SINGLE “LITTLE THING GONE WILD” Album out Friday January 12, 2018 Touring Australia in March
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming eighth studio album, entitled Wrong Creatures, out Friday January 12, 2018 on Abstract Dragon via [PIAS] Co-op.
Wrong Creatures is the the follow-up to 2013’s Specter At The Feast. Today the band also revealed new single “Little Thing Gone Wild”, following the announcement of Australian tour dates, which will see “BRMC” return to our shores in March next year for the first time since 2013.
“Little Thing Gone Wild” is 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“.
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 in Australia, 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 humour.” 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.”
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB
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
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
3. King Of Bones
6. Ninth Configuration
7. Question Of Faith
8. Calling Them All Away
9. Little Thing Gone Wild
10. Circus Bazooko
11. Carried From The Start
12. All Rise
Wrong Creatures by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is out
Friday January 12 2018 on Abstract Dragon via [PIAS] Co-Op