New band of the day : Black Moth
New band of the day : Black Moth

Black Moth are making some great filthy noise in Leeds

Have a listen.

New band of the day : Black Moth
New band of the day : Black Moth

Leeds and Yorkshire has got a pretty interesting emerging rock scene that has veered away from the trad indie and into something darker.

Maybe as a nod to it’s Goth past, afterall this was the city that started the Goth scene, Leeds gives us Black Moth, who are by no means a Goth band but are dark and powerfully heavy.

Initially they were a 60s influenced garage punk band called The Bacchae who morphed into the heavier and more interesting Black Moth. With tracks getting produced by Nick Cave  and Grinderman member and ex Teenage Jesus, Cramps and Sonic Youth member/contemporary Jim Sclavunos the band are sounding ready.

A write up on their website sums them up perfectly…

‘Taking a powerful chunk of influence from proto-punk acts such as Iggy and the Stooges, Motorhead and early Alice Cooper as well as a sliver of 90s grunge and stoner rock, Black Moth draw out the darker elements and combine them with the heaving riffs of heavy metal giants, Pentagram and Black Sabbath, with “hooks so sharp you could hang a corpse on them”. They also look to more current acts such as the Melvins, Sleep and Electric Wizard for inspiration, though singer, Harriet Hyde, still maintains a vocal style that evokes the haunting psychedelia of Grace Slick and psych-Satanist, Jinx Dawson from Coven: the woman responsible for the “sign of the horns” in rock’n’roll…’

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. Thanks John! We also have a free download available from our forthcoming album, here: httpss://

  2. There seems to be a problem with that link, so try here: httpss://


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