Is this Chamber-Punk or Americana Noir? Led by guitarist Big John Bates, it’s more than just Rock’n’Roll, more than Metal, more than Post-Rock, more than Psyche or Rustic-Punk. With upright bassist Brandy Bones, violinist RequiEmily and drummer Ty-Ty the Saviour the Noirchestra has created an album full of surprises with 2019’s “Skinners Cage” (Rookie Records).
There is no stopping Big John Bates. Even if you’ve never had the chance to see the Noirchestra on stage, you probably have already heard about their amazing live performance. After playing hundreds of shows across North America, Europe and Japan they blend “Post-Rock and Symphonic Punk into Americana Noir” and end up with the unique style of the “Big John Bates Noirchestra”.
With elements of the heavy noir of 2015’s “From the Bestiary” and the rustic punk of 2012’s “Battered Bones” 2019’s “Skinners Cage” also uses psyche, metal and punk to underscore the very human passion of rock’n’roll.
Big John Bates has a genre-spanning career including international thrash metal icons (Annihilator), garage/burlesque innovators (Voodoo Dollz) and alt rockers (Bates Motel).