BRMC unleash their first album in five years, the brilliantly brooding ‘Wrong Creatures’
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 | Alice
Since their first, self-titled album was released back in 2001, the Californian alternative rock group have built a steady and reliable reputation for making noisy, dark, sexy music, which has now become a perfected sound on their latest release.
Taking their name from Marlon Brando’s motorcycle gang in the 1953 film The Wild One, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are undoubtedly rebellious in their exploration of shoegaze-inspired noise making. Wrong Creatures builds on their already powerful sound, whilst also forming to be a euphoric and darkly atmospheric album.
With its announcement back in September 2017, the band released their first single off the album, ‘Little Thing Gone Wild’, a chaotic, driving track with Peter Hayes’ unmistakable vocals echoing the sentiment of both the song and album’s titles. This animalistic theme runs throughout the album, and the band continued to tease its release by slowly putting up several more tracks on YouTube over the last few months. Their second single ‘Haunt’ displays Hayes’ slow growling sensuality, while other album tracks ‘Spook’, ‘King of Bones’ and ‘Question of Faith’ reiterate a clear gothic theme that takes hold of this album, speaking of subjects of death, love and religion.
Their last teaser before the album was released, ‘Echo’, is a delicate love song; the calm before the storm; a euphoric experience in the middle of an engulfing forest of darkness. BRMC have perfected their ability to create an album so wholly complete in its range of emotion-building sounds that you can experience something sensationally new and entirely wonderful with each track.
Album closer ‘All Rise’ is the perfect ending to something so beautiful yet twisted, it will make you feel like you’re being lifted up out of the darkness and ascending into heaven.
With every song on Wrong Creatures BRMC are forming a beautifully compelling yet haunting gothic painting that draws you in and never lets you look away.