BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE ‘BLINDED’ DIRECTED BY THE WALKING DEAD’S NORMAN REEDUS
US TOUR WITH THE PREATURES
MADE DEBUT US TV APPEARANCE ON SETH MYERS
APPEARING IN GLOBAL TV CAMPAIGN FOR MITSUBISHI
UK HEADLINE DATES AND MAJOR EUROPEAN FESTIVAL TBA SOON
LA band of brothers, THE BOTS can now reveal their brand new video for ‘Blinded’, with the single set for a May 18th release date. The video for the song was directed by The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus. To celebrate the video’s release, the band will offer “Blinded” as a free download for the next week on iTunes.
Watch the video here – BLINDED VIDEO
Commenting on the collaboration, Reedus remarked, “Love those dudes. They were up for anything and we kinda worked on the fly coming up with things as we went along and they had such good ideas. I’m a fan.” The video was shot completely on the Digital Bolex D16, the first digital 16mm camera.”
THE BOTS also made their US network television debut last month, performing the song on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Billboard noted that the band “aced their TV debut with a raw performance of their single that evoked The Black Keys and Jimi Hendrix.”
THE BOTS will be announcing a UK headline run, as well as some large European festivals very soon, until then, they head off on a US tour with The Preatures this summer.
03/23 – Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY / 03/26 – Schubas, Chicago, IL
03/28 – Rave, Milwaukee, WI / 03/29 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN
04/01 – Record Bar, Kansas City, MO / 04/02 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
04/04 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA / 04/05 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
04/07 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA / 04/08 – Club Bahia, Los Angeles, CA
04/09 – Casbah, San Diego, CA / 05/30 – Sweetlife Festival, Columbia, MD
The duo was recently hailed as “the coolest brothers on planet earth” by NYLON and “this generation’s real rock ‘n’ rolling brothers” by Teen Vogue. The Bots received high praise from Interview, who included the band in their “15 Faces of 2015” feature and Alternative Press, who included the band in their “100 Bands You Need to Know in 2015” list. The band was profiled in LA Weekly, who called them “L.A.’s most celebrated rock duo” and said “watching The Bots’ kinetic jams can remind anyone over 30 of the joyous exuberance and purity that music once brought.”
The band’s debut full-length, Pink Palms, was released in October via FADER Label. The LA Times premiered the record and called it “a mash of frenetic garage rock and lush indie rock.” Zane Lowe premiered “All I Really Want”, the album’s first single, proclaiming, “The future – a big part of it – belongs to them.” NPR Music called the song “an absolute knockout.”
The band is currently starring in Mitsubishi’s “Every Mile Matters” TV commercial. The national spot features their album track “All Of Them (Wide Awake)”. The band performed a stripped-down version of the song for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.
Mitsubishi Advert (feat THE BOTS)
NPR Tiny Desk performance
Band-mates, Mikaiah Lei (Lead Vocal, Guitar, Bass) and Anaiah Lei (Drums & Percussions, Backing Vocal), recorded their first album together when they were just 15 and 12, respectively. They self-released their first three albums and completed two Vans Warped Tours, two AFROPUNK Fests, countless European festivals (including Glastonbury), and support tours with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur, Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, Refused, and Bad Brains, before releasing their EP, Sincerely Sorry, on FADER Label in 2013.