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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Bonnevilles

With MOJO here in the UK bestowing the band with a 4/5 review and pretty much everyone on the blues/garage rock circuit getting all hot and bothered about the band it is with great pleasure to tell everyone that I've got them booked for a show this Thursday (27/03/14) in Glasgow.

The gig is in the 13th Note and support will be provided by The Brutes and Geek Maggot Bingo.

Apart from MOJO, the critical acclaim keeps rolling in with Dan Hegarty of RTE giving the bands latest hitting the number six spot in the Top 100 Irish Albums of 2012. Then the Irish Times gave them a 4 out of 5 and said “…grief lurks over their second album like a leaden spectre. McGibbonʼs whiskey-soaked voice is a powerful tool… Occasionally recalling the shady stalk of contemporary artists such as Dan Sartain…”

High praise indeed.

Incognito Magazine placed 10,000 in the top for the year, while More Than Music jumped in with an 8 out of 10 review while saying “Imagine a two-headed fuzz delta garage punk fusion that comes on like an incestuous relationship between The Black Keys and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion channelled via Rory Gallagher, Howlinʼ Wolf and Willie Dixon.“

Alternative Ulster Magazine were quick to follow withy ‘Itʼs dense, itʼs thrashy, and oh-so-dark. While giving it an 8 out of 10, and
Red Wine On A Sunday stated that “Folk Art & The Death Of Electric Jesus sounds like the The Rolling Stones’ Exile On Mainstreet on steroids”

And Rick Saunders of Deep Blues lumped even more praise on the band with “The Bonnevilles are one of the very best of the post- (early) Black Keys/white stripes-influenced bands…deep dark punk and stylish hard roots music with good pop-sense & without a whiff of retro poly stink”

As press goes they seem to be able to do no wrong, but it’s testament to their own skills that they are also seen to be a band that can walk the walk and not just talk the talk.

See you at the bar.

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