Black Bombers are a Rock‘n’Roll band from Birmingham, England and Black Bombers is their debut album!
It was recorded virtually live in their rehearsal studio over one weekend with engineer/producer Paul Gray, with minimal overdubs, hence the primal, untamed sound. Combining elements of UK77 punk, Chiswick-era Motorhead and, almost inevitably, The Stooges, close links with Midlands luminaries 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 magazine identified in Black Bombers’ garage-wall of sound.
Black Bombers are Dave Twist – drums, Darren Birch – bass guitar, and Alan Byron – guitar and vocals. Darren Birch was a founder member of notorious Birmingham sleaze-rockers Gunfire Dance. Signed to Island and produced by The Damned’s Brian James and Rat Scabies, they remain highly regarded by connoisseurs of their genre. He also serves in Heartbreaker Walter Lure’s touring band.
A former member of seminal punk/post-punk band The Prefects, Dave Twist features on their Peel Session derived, and much anthologised, ‘Going Through The Motions’ single for Rough Trade, as well as touring and recording several albums with The Tenderhooks alongside Dave Kusworth.of The Jacobites.
Black Bombers’ debut release was the limited edition 7” single ‘Crazy’ b/w ‘That Kind’ in early 2015 on their own Key of E label. It sold out within a week, earning a second pressing.
"This debut offering is nothing short of being a collection of gutter anthems, classics in the making from a parallel universe where the punk wars were won by the righteous, Nikki Sudden was not only still alive but Minister for Culture and Wayne Kramer was the focus of a major religion." DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE
“Alan Byron has an immediately likeable, 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
Catch Black Bombers live at….
12 April Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham (w/The Bellrays)
27 May Nambucca, Holloway, London (album launch)
Easy Action Records
Cat No: KOECD01 Format: CD/LP/DL
Release date: 27 May 2016