Birmingham rock & roll berserkers Black Bombers have released a new video ahead of the release of their scorching debut album, due out May 27 on Easy Action 

‘Break it Down’ is a prime cut that demonstrates the Black Bombers’ dirty garage rock at its untrammelled best.

The louche, lurching guitar riff instantly recalls Ron Asheton’s ferocious attack on The Stooges’ celebrated ‘Funhouse’ album, but the track is also steeped in the atmosphere of ’50’s rock & roll and ’60’s garage, sounding like it was recorded in a particularly raucous session at Sun Studios, or back-to-back with The Kingsmen’s revolutionary version of Richard Berry’s ‘Louie Louie’, with Don Gallucci at the controls.

The band’s live-in-the-studio approach has successfully captured all the energy and spontaneous nuances of a blistering live performance,  bringing to mind Brian James-era The Damned conflated with Fat Possum Records’ T-Model Ford at his most unhinged.

Don’t take my word for it: check out the video, then pre-order the album here.



Video produced and directed by Poppy Twist.

Image by Katriina Etholen.

Black Bombers are on Facebook.

All words by Gus Ironside, whose author’s archive is here.

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Gus Ironside is a contributor to Louder Than War, Vive le Rock magazine, PennyBlackMusic and Is This Music? Gus lives on the North Tyneside coast.


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