An unearthly concoction of 60s garage rock, head-spinning psychedelia and ‘1991-The-Year-Punk-Broke’ grit, Black Moth rose from the Leeds underground scene, taking their trash culture fixations and their love for Stooges squalor and Sabbath sulphur to create an onslaught of monumental riff sorcery and serpentine grace.
Their debut ‘The Killing Jar’ effortlessly transcended its influences to arrive at a nefarious and turbulent brew, equal parts horror movie atmosphere, thunderous drive and maverick spark, with Harriet Bevan’s biting and beguiling voice leading the charge.
The Moth have had a storming couple of years since, playing festivals such as Leeds, Reading and Download, as well as two European tours and a massive 15-date UK tour, not to mention stamping their live authority on support slots with Red Fang, Karma to Burn, Turbowolf and Truckfighers to name a few.
In 2013 they released the AA single of Savage Dancer and Tree of Woe as part of the prestigious Too Pure Singles Club.
Darker things are afoot as 2014 looms large, with the arrival of their still more bold second platter, produced like their first by Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Grinderman, The Cramps), which takes their kaleidoscopic heaviosity and sepulchral style to a whole new plateau of riff-driven dementia. With this and an appearance alongside the likes of Iggy Pop, Nick Cave and Lydia Lunch on the new Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions album ‘Axels And Sockets’ on the cards, the glow of this band’s ampstacks and the roar of their diabolical fortitude are set to form signposts to fresh oblivion aplenty. In March/April they will join Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats for a series of dates across Europe.
European dates w/ Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats
March 26th – SE, Malmo, Babel
March 27th – DK, Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
March 28th – DE, Hamburg, Rock Cafe St. Pauli
March 29th – DE, Berlin, Lido
March 30th – PL, Warsaw, Hydrozagadka
April 1st – CZ, Prague, Lucerna Music Bar
April 2nd – DE, Munich, Backstage
April 3rd – DE, Frankfurt, Nachtleben
April 4th – CH, Geneva, L’Usine
April 5th – IT, Mezzago, Bloom Club
April 7th – CH, Basel, Kaserne
April 8th – FR, Paris, La Maroquinerie
April 22nd – UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy
April 23rd – UK, Glasgow, G2
April 24th – UK, Manchester, Academy 3
April 25th – UK, London, Koko