This is not a digital band. The Noirchestra is about experience. With rustic influences on their sleeves the Noirchestra drags ethereal violins over asphalt guitars. To record the new Big John Bates album Skinners Cage they begged, borrowed and stole moments in recording studios. Their evolving vision of Americana Noir is sound born of the dead things Brandy Bones collected from her gothic Montana roots & rusty riffs Big John Bates uncovered in some dark garage in the Ottawa Valley. All powered by Ty-Ty‘s percussive soundscapes and adorned with RequiEmily’s post-punk violins.

Already known for their dramatic performances across Europe, North America and Japan, Big John Bates has conceived and committed to ten songs etching them forever into heavy, marbled vinyl. Skinners Cage is a record with drums borrowed from the legendary German band Trio and sung live in a vintage Vancouver yacht. It’s inspired by tantalizing lies and wrapped in Felix Fung’s textured mixes, falling and rising like an epic tide.

“Relentless, film noir-inspired, Dracula-awaking grooves”
Beatroute Magazine

April 12, 2019* will be the release date of the 3rd BIG JOHN BATES LP “Skinners Cage” on Germany’s Rookie Records. Listen to BJB now at Spotify or Bandcamp.

Vancouver’s Big John Bates has a career spanning genres from thrash metal (Annihilator), garage (Voodoo Dollz), dark alternative (Bates Motel) to his current cult of the Noirchestra.

(*Fittingly the 65th anniversary of the recording of the first rock song Rock Around the Clock.)