“All the Devils is the opening track and first video from the new Big John Bates LP “Skinners Cage”. The song is a ragged rocker but instead of a hyper-amped guitar, an insane violin drives the track.” Stuart Derdeyn (Vancouver Sun)
“What Bates does is beyond inclusion and impossible to comparison – it’s fucking extreme and brilliant.”
– GoTo Magazine (Berlin)
Rustic imagery melded with minor keys creates the western Americana Noir style championed by Big John Bates: Noirchestra. Dead things Brandy Bones collected from her Montana roots; rusty riffs Big John Bates uncovered in the Ottawa Valley – all powered by Ty-Ty‘s percussive soundscapes and adorned with RequiEmily’s post-punk violins.
To record the new album Skinners Cage they begged, borrowed and stole moments in recording studios. Always adding to their infamous performances across Europe, North America and Japan, they’re heading out on a 5-week European tour from May 20th to June 24th. More to come …
“Relentless, film noir-inspired, Dracula-awaking grooves”
– Beatroute Magazine (Vancouver)
Vancouver’s Big John Bates has a career spanning decades and genres from thrash metal (Annihilator), garage (Voodoo Dollz), dark alternative (Bates Motel) to his most recent group, the cult of the Noirchestra.