BLACK MOTH rose from the Leeds underground scene at the end of the last decade, indulging their love for both SABBATH sulphur and STOOGES squalor.
Their debut "The Killing Jar", which was released in 2012, was hailed by many as one of the best debut album's you'll hear all year, it even made it onto Kerrang's top 50 albums of the year. Now with an expanded (guitar) lineup to expand the riffage comes the follow up, "Condemned To Hope".
Their long awaited second album, produced like their first by Jim Sclavunos (GRINDERMAN, NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, THE CRAMPS) takes their kaleidoscopic heaviosity and sepulchral style to a whole new plateau of riff-driven dementia. A turbulent brew with just as much 60s garage rock bite, head-spinning psychedelia and "1991-The-Year-That-Punk-Broke" grit to offer as Vinum Sabbathi riffage. "Condemned To Hope" is where BLACK MOTH truly render themselves a glimmering presence in the firmament of 21st century rock. A band just as comfortable sharing the Temples festival bill with the likes of ELECTRIC WIZARD and NEUROSIS as they are alongside NICK CAVE, IGGY POP and DEBORAH HARRY on the forthcoming JEFFREY LEE PIERCE Sessions album "Axels And Sockets".
As with all NHS releases the album package will be something very special, with some very special cover art. The one and only Roger Dean has created a brand new painting to adorn the cover of the album. Designer, architect and artist, his iconic work for YES, URIAH HEEP, BUDGIE, countless Vertigo sleeves and much more, has almost come to define 70’s sleeve art. It’s the Roger Dean you know and love, yet as you’ve never seen him before.
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 UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS, RED FANG, TURBOWOLF and TRUCKFIGHTERS to name a few.
"Condemned To Hope" is a "Refreshing" piece of technical garage-sleaze-doom-grunge with a strong female vocal presence!
Ltd edition clear flexi disc with a screenprinted illustration by vocalist Harriet Bevan, signed and numbered available here.
Here it is today's tune and the sassy new BLACK MOTH video "Looner". Enjoy!
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