Black Lips

Dirty psychedelic flower punks Black Lips are already a name on the filthy lips of hip-kids the world over but forthcoming single ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ and album ‘Good Bad Not Evil’ (both on Vice Records) look set to propel the band into the mainstream for the rest of us bozos to enjoy.

Recorded in their hometown of Atlanta at The Living Room studios aided by the band’s friend Ed Rawls, ‘Good Bad Not Evil’ ranges from psychedelic blues songs to outright pop hits like ‘Katrina’. The album’s a fresh, exciting take on the wildest records of bands like 1960s Peruvian punk bands like Los Saicos, The Stones, 13th Floor Elevators and the raw pop exuberance of Cavern-era Beatles. It’s probably the most out-there, funniest album you’re going to hear all year. Don’t sleep on it.

The Black Lips are Cole Alexander – Vocals & Guitar, Joe Bradley – Vocals & Drums, Jared Swilley – Vocals & Bass and Ian St. Pe – Guitar. Come in and say hello.

Press Quotes ‘It sounds like the most fun you can have with your clothes on’ – Fused Magazine

‘To put bluntly, to not love this song with its esoteric, eccentric lilt; its narcotic slurs’ its sleazy, fuck your girlfriend so you hear her scream mosey is to be dead’ – Base.Ad (Single of the Week – ‘Veni Vidi Vici’)

‘A deep soul bass overlaid with the dirty, reverb-fuelled guitars of arrogant rock’n’roll. A conquering combo!’ – Metro

‘Jesus Christ – this really is brilliant… Snake-hipped, insidious and utterly fucking magnificent.’ – NME

‘Their thick soupy broth of Country, rhythm ‘n’ booze and bad-lad rock left the usually so-cool-it-hurts ATP crowd almost flickering smiles. Brilliant. – Artrocker (ATP review)

‘They represent the underside of moustachioed Americana, and they are clearly enjoying themselves, like white trash rednecks on a shooting spree.’ – Artrocker

‘Black Lips should be everyone’s favourite non-synth enhanced part band. And ‘Good Bad Not Evil’ should be everyone’s favourite party record, of the last 12 months at least.’ – Loud and Quiet

‘The ability to urinate in your own mouth doesn’t necessarily lead to great albums, but there’s more to Black Lips than merry micturation.’ – NME

‘Black Lips are Johnny Cash for the noughties.’ – NME

‘Such no-frills party punk-blues have been done to death, but these latest uncouth upstarts have tunes to burn… Black is back in fashion.’ – The Observer

‘The tracks from Good Bad Not Evil gleam’ – Plan B

‘Each tune was laced with enough pop hooks to let Good Bad Not Evil swing both ways, sounding simultaneously retro and original.’ – Observer Music Monthly

‘So stacked with garage grit and Southern swagger its impossible not to warm to the idea and heartily do the timewarp… If you thought the The Strokes’ debut EP was the lo-fi retro Real Thing you obviously didn’t count on this bunch of fucked up yet, conversely, clued up deperados.’ – Rock Sound

‘This is undeniably catchy stuff.’ – Short List

‘Rambunctious punky blues.’ – The Mic

‘Their raw‘n’dirty rock‘n’roll sounds like it was made by some bikers in a bootleg whisky factory in 1964, which makes a nice change from the usual knock-kneed indie weakness.’ – Front Magazine

‘Psychedelic bluesy swamp rock with a hypnotically voodoo rhythm.’ – The Sun

‘Mixing garages crude guitars and scratchy throated delivery with skewiff country, blues and psychedelia, their fourth studio album ignites with the same rapturous energy as the Sonics and the 13th Floor Elevators.’ – The Guardian