INDIE-PUNK HELLRAISERS RETURN WITH MIDDLE-FINGERED ANTHEM ‘F*CK YEAH!’
Third single anticipates an impressive run of spring and summer festival dates
“Britain’s in a slump and the kids are numb, they feel like they’ve got nowhere to go,” says James Watkins, one fourth of hotly-tipped indie-punk genre-smashers BLACKWATERS. “We’re slaves to our screens, we’re victims – that’s why kids are into dumb drugs and dumb sh*t, and they’ve got no way to express it. F*ck Yeah is a reaction to that.”
Following on from strong support from Radio 1, Radio X and more, Guildford’s guitar-smashing answer to 2017 have released a ruthlessly catchy, fist-in-the-air party-tune produced by The LIbertines’ Carl Barat and sometime Prodigy co-writer Ollie Burden, and it’s got a serious message about the youth of today. With a slew of live dates as well as a strong run of summer festivals (with more to be announced), now’s the time to see them bring the house down with their infectious brand of snot-nosed fury.
Promo video (please share!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm1Mj8Vo30Q&feature=youtu.be
BLACKWATERS 2017 TOUR DATES
April 1st – Jimmy’s, Manchester
April 12th (supporting THE AMAZONS) – Dingwalls, London
April 15th – The Victoria, Dalston
April 21st – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
April 29th – Live At Leeds, Leeds
May 20th – The Great Escape, Brighton
May 25th – Think Tank, Newcastle
May 26th – King Tuts, Glasgow
May 30th – Thekla, Bristol
June 1st – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
June 2nd – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
June 3rd – Camden Rocks
June 9th – Camberley International Festival, Camberley
June 10th – DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, Derby
BLACKWATERS are conjuring the spirit of ‘76 through a beat-up amp and a sardonic worldview. They’ve worked with everyone from Carl Barât (The Libertines), to Spike Stent and sometime Prodigy co-writer Olly Burden and they’re showing no sign of slowing down.
Performing on the BBC Introducing Stage at Leeds Festival & supporting the likes of SWMRS & DMAs last year, the band look to make 2017 theirs as they release a track that’s begging to be turned up to 10.
BlackWaters are: Max Tanner (vocals), David Carpenter (guitar), Ollie Franklin (bass) and James Watkins (drums)
BlackWaters will release ‘F*ck Yeah’ on 24th March 2017 via Scrubs Records