And we’ve recruited Grinderman’s legendary drummer and knob twiddler extraordinaire Jim Sclavunos, who recently produced the acclaimed second Jim Jones review album, to ‘do the heavy’ and produce it. We here at NHS are wetting ourselves.
Jim Sclavunos said:
"Black Moth’s music hearkens back to the balls-out hard rock of my misspent youth — but with a fresh up-to-date attitude. Their uniquely 21st century sneering twist on the "classic rock"sound, seamlessly blending metal/psychedelia/ punk and thrash, immediately won me over."
The band said “We’re hugely excited to be working with Jim. The number of influential bands he’s been a part of is quite something and Grinderman 2 is one of the most innovative albums created in recent years. We know he’ll inspire us to make a great record."
Work has started on the record, which is set for release early in the new year, at 2Fly Studios in Sheffield (the studio that brought you the Arctic Monkeys amongst others). Because we couldn’t be there ourselves we sent film-maker and photographer James Rhodes from Leeds documentary makers ‘The Blind Club’ http://theblindclub.com into the studio to capture a little glimpse of the guys at work.
Check it out here…
The album promises to be a rifftastic, dirty, dark and heavy slab of vinyl that’ll shake the wax from those tired old ears, and builds upon the bands’ first two singles and already acclaimed live shows.
Black Moth’s debut NHS release ‘Spit Out Your Teeth’ also appears on the compilation ‘New Heavy Sounds Vol 2’, the second essential chronicle of what’s currently going down on the new burgeoning heavy rock scene. The Moth appear alongside fellow NHS faves, Bradfords ‘Cut Yourself In Half’ (watch out for their debut release too) and key heavy bands from the scene such as Tweak Bird, Mojo Fury, True Widow, Computers, The Sword, Gum Takes Tooth and many others.
Yes folks Heavy Rock is back…as if it ever went away.