Guys we really don't know how or where to start with last nights gig in Mandela Hall Belfast for our album launch.
The Mandela is the best room in Belfast and a grand old girl and to everyones dismay they're knocking it down, we don't know why.
The fact we got to headline her before she goes is such an honour. When you release an album its an emotional thing, when you write music its emotional, when you record it emotional so getting to do this is beyond our dreams.
Then.... then... all you sexy gorgeous bastards come out and give us your all, to say we have been humbled is a massive understatement.
We've been touring a lot, and we have a lot more to do, but its no secret that Belfast is our favourite place in the world to play and last night was all the evidence anyone needs to understand why.
Check out Dale Buchanans great video of last night and you'll know why.
Thanks to The Mandela staff, sound, lights for being the best in town. Thanks to Shelley McMullan and Janie McGibbon for all the positivity, love, support and flowers. Conor Keys, Colin Geddis and Amy Montgomery absolutely fucking nailed it. Alive naturalsound and Punk Rock Blues
We called this the Funnest Album Launch In History and it was exactly that.
Video courtesy Dale Buchanan
Hi all, check out our new video for "By My Side" taken from our new album "Dirty Photographs" released on Alive Records.
The video is compiled of footage taken from our album sessions, touring and some gigs in Euorpe, it got wild.
We're going to be hitting the road in the UK & Ireland on the 23rd May to promote that sucker. Come see us and share our video for us, thanks muckers.
"....With the ‘phones on and your eyes closed, it’s easy to imagine these guys opening for Cream or The Jimi Hendrix Experience, they’re that good and here’s the thing: if they weren’t that good (they are), their sense of humor would still earn them a special place in my heart...."
We're delighted to be able to share this with you. Check out our new video.
Our new album DIRTY PHOTOGRAPHS has made it in 35th place on Chirp radio FM in Chicago.
We're very happy about this. Check it out
So here it is, our 4th baby is born and she is called Dirty Photographs. Out now on Alive Records
Ask your local store and they should have it or can order it.
Some words about Dirty Photographs
Is this our sexiest album so far? We think so for sure.
When we started this band one of our guiding notions was to get people dancing. Here in Northern Ireland it seemed to us at gigs there was a distinct lack of boogieing. I remember going to see the Von Bondies, before the Bonnevilles was a thing, in Belfast and they tore the place up but the entire room was pinned to the walls tapping feet but
not shaking booty. Jason, told the room off, and he was right to do so then played even harder in reaction, that impressed the shit out of me. Northern Ireland was still traumatised from its recent history, people were still trying to figure out how to be normal, I remember it very clearly and we didn’t know how to dance to a great band.
Sometimes being a band thats rooted in the blues it’s too easy to get weighed down by its sheer mass and heavy content.
Over the years we’ve written about death and love, zombies and strippers. Not Zombie strippers though, not yet anyway. This record we’ve gone straight for passion,sex and love along with a little political righteous indignation. For us love and politics are not mutually exclusive.
We give you Dirty Photographs, the album, you can provide your own filth.
check it out here.
First review of the new album, very very happy with this one.
Have a listen to Long Runs The Fox from our new album over at ATWOOD MAGAZINE
We're delighted to let you know we're releasing our new album on Alive Naturalsounds Records on March 16 2018.
Titled Dirty Photographs, you can have a listen to the title track which is being premiered on Magnet Magazines website right now.
Check it out here LISTEN TO DIRTY PHOTOGRAPHS
listen from any of the links below:
Hi everyone, We just wanted to share an end of year message with you. Our 2017 was easily our best year so far. We can’t begin to name all of the people that have affected us in a positive way beyond saying the obvious, we know you and you know we know you, we love you and want to do more next year.
If The Bonnevilles are about anything we’re about truth and emotion even if that is a hard thing to hear and a hard thing to do. It’s how we live and conduct ourselves, its in our lyrics and our music. We hope to deal with the spiritual without getting religious-ey, there’s nothing wrong with criteek so long as its purposeful and not cruel for cruelties sake, but know that we love what we do and mean no harm. We want to exchange ideas and want to hug it out afterwards and we want to be free and we want to get loaded…. Hang on that’s been done already hasn’t it…...fuck it’s been a long year.
Anyhoo, we want to thank Blues For The Red Sun Records for reissuing our second album on vinyl , faithfully and as it was intended and we need to say thank you to the wonderful Punk Rock Blues for having faith in us, we really dig it. Finally the almighty Alive Naturalsound Records for releasing our new album early 2018, we got some different things going and are excited to see how it goes down.
We will see you at festivals, gigs, tours, in toilets and bars all over this glorious green and blue planet in 2018 and we hope on the memories of all our ancestors and loves that we meet and dance and drink and hold one another in a spirit of brother and sisterhood for the next year and beyond.
Happy New Year everybody.
Andy & Chris
Andys and Chris’s Albums of the year in no order
At The Drive in- In ter a li a
And so I watch you from afar - The Endless Shimmering
Left Lane Cruiser - Claw machine wizard
Ty Segal - Ty segal
Mastodon - Emperor of sand
Kreator - Gods Of Violence
Magic Sam - West Side Soul
Part chimp - IV
Godspeed you black empire - Lucifarian towers
Moon dog - Moondog
Devil and the almighty blues
Malojian - Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home
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