The Bonnevilles are shaking Northern Ireland in a way it hasn’t felt since Van Morrison & Them obliterated Club Rado in 1964 and Stiff Little Fingers blew apart The Trident in 1977! The Bonnevilles don’t so much play punk blues as use it as a springboard to create a completely new genre. And now they release their fourth studio album Dirty Photographs with LA-based Alive Natural Sound Records.
The Lurgan duo take Mississippi Hill Blues and Punk Rock and mix their own unique dark Northern Irish Punk Blues stew, which drew the attention of the aforementioned Alive Natural Sound – leading to the release of the award-nominated Arrow Pierce My Heart on the label in 2016.
The Bonnevilles formed in 2009 and quickly released their debut and now legendary album Good Suits & Fightin’ Boots on Motor Sounds Records. McGibbon, being a blues fan, was moved to create The Bonnevilles after being heavily inspired by RL Burnside’s A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey and bands like The Soledad Brothers, The Immortal Lee County Killers and blues heavyweights like Howlin’ Wolf and Robert Johnson. McGibbon combines with McMullan’s heavy metal drumming style in a band has become Europe’s top alternative blues act.
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