- Fri, 2012-10-26 15:29
“WEFUCKINGLOVEHIM” – The Guardian, New Band of the Day
“Awesome” - The Independent
“Immersive, intense and brazen” - Clash Music
"Brilliantly brash" - Drowned in Sound, Single of the Week
Not many new bands can lay claim to praise from the likes of Jay-Z and Dave Navarro in the same week, but then Big Black Delta isn’t just any band.
Having only recently played their first ever UK show to a packed Barfly in London and releasing their debut single 'IFUCKINGLOVEYOU', Big Black Delta bring us Betamax set for release on 26th November.
Betamax is the second single from Big Black Delta's forthcoming album set for release early 2013. The track reveals a more melodic side to the band’s sound and remixes from the likes of breakthrough Dutch dubstep producer Martyn, Lord John Fonda, Shameboy and Kove add yet another dimension. Big Black Delta himself, Jonathan Bates has also been in demand for remixes working with the likes of Rob Zombie, M83 and Dhani Harrison’s Thenewno2’s to name but a few.
Having been on tour with old friends M83 earlier this year, Big Black Delta are currently blazing their way across the US with Jane’s Addiction.
The brainchild of Jonathan Bates (Mellowdrone), Big Black Delta explosive live show features dueling drummers and an orchestrated light show using visual elements of the bespoke album artwork, which was created by Jonathan himself and creative director Caspar Newbolt.
No stranger to pushing boundaries, LA based Bates was, until recently, the driving force behind alt. rock favourites Mellowdrone, has been heavily involved in M83’s live and studio sound and has also worked with the likes of White Sea, among others.