The B of the Bang 'Wander' Out 3rd December

Top Quote 'Wander (Through The Night)' is the first single to be taken from The B Of The Bang's highly anticipated second album Tremors & Nosebleeds: The Melodies of a Malady. A haunting, cinematic, guitar driven, post-rock affair with echoing harmonies and an infectious hook line encompassing the heights this band have come to since their inception just a couple of years ago. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 17, 2012 - Tired of generic, run-of-the-mill indie-rock bands by his mid-20's, The B of The Bang's founder member Wit decided to record some slightly more avant-garde music using the various broken instruments he had collected over the years. Banjo, melodica, accordion, glockenspiel, stylophone, mandolin and cheap samplers were all hastily taped and glued together. 2 EP's ('CITIZENS' & 'SOULS') were recorded and released on his own DIY record label with no budget whatsoever for precisely no-one to hear.

    On a Sound Engineering course at the University of Portsmouth, Wit pulled together various like-minded individuals within the vibrant Southsea music community to perform his tracks live as part of an ever-changing collective. A fledgling local DIY indie label, Jelly Maid Music, heard them and picked them up to set them to work on their 2009 debut album 'Beginning. Middle. End.' - a genre-spanning body of work, cinematic in scope and brimful with bold ideas.

    Upon release the album gained universally positive reviews from blogs and critics nationwide with the revered Planet Sound even placing it in their Top 50 albums of the year. Several UK tours that year saw The B of the Bang consolidate their live members into a more cohesive unit before heading back into the studio in early 2010. They recorded the 8 songs that would make up the slightly more taught and concise sister EP's 'Art Deco' and 'Art Nouveau' (one electric, one acoustic...) before once again heading out on the road supporting, amongst others, The Walkmen, The Horrors, Fionn Regan, James Yuill and Kyla la Grange.

    After spending some time away travelling and writing, the seeds were sown for what was to become TBOTB album number 2. Based on a dream Wit had, the album is essentially the soundtrack to an unwritten film or play. A love-story; albeit a deeply disturbing one in which the main protagonist begins to have visions of the end of the world after falling in love, eventually leading to his incarceration in an asylum. Sectioned, experimented on and alone, his mental state deteriorates. When these visions begin coming true he is seen by some people as a messiah and is released back into the community only to commit murder. The songs are shot through with black humour and a gothic imagery but there is also a strain of hope and joyfulness that unites all of The B of the Bang's work.

    Recorded over the course of a year that saw the band's line-up settle on drummer Elliott Gregg, guitarist David Rhodes, keyboardist Emily Thomas and bassist Keith Evans, obsession, depression and unrivaled optimism all played major parts in it's creation, Tremors & Nosebleeds: The Melodies of a Malady aims to be the sound of that rare thing, a band of musicians who you can truly believe in, that you can put faith in and who know that music at it's best can take you somewhere else entirely, somewhere that perhaps you didn't even know existed. The album is already starting to cause a stir with 'The Forest' being recently included in Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music podcast.

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