(ABOVE PHOTOS: DAVID JACKLIN)
The Noirchestra was imagined by Brandy and Annihilator co-founder John Bates in 2010. Their first two LPs were released on Germany’s Rookie Records & Alternative Tentacles. Endless touring across North America, Japan and Western Europe has seen their “relentless, film noir-inspired, Dracula-awaking grooves” – Beatroute Magazine (July 2017)

And help yourself (or a friend) to a copy of the last record or CD. “From the Bestiary” is on sale from Rookie Records until Dec 7 – ho, ho, ho 😎
The new LP “Skinners Cage” is coming in Spring 2019 soon with an official release date and tours soon.

We created our Americana Noir sound from the dead things that Brandy Bones drug in from the gothic country of her native Montana. From the rusty riffs Big John Bates uncovered in some dark garage in the Ottawa Valley. The lyrics are rustic paintings partially obscured by spiderwebs swirling around Ty-Ty’s drone-rock soundscapes and RequiEmily’s post-punk violins.
– Big John Bates & Brandy Bones

bigjohnbates @ gmail.com