Earning an impressive live reputation on the vibrant and competitive Oxford music scene, Black Hats are Ian Budd (Bass & Vocals), Nick Breakspear (Guitar & Vocals) and Mark Franklin (Drums & Vocals).
Their debut EP, Austerity for the Hoi Polloi (produced by Sam Williams – Plan B, Supergrass), garnered praise online from sites such as Muzu.tv, Stereoboard, and Red Hot Velvet and received acclaim in local press such as the Oxford Mail and Ocelot Magazine.
Follow-up singles ‘Button Down Shirt’ and ‘Gang of One’ earned equal praise with the band finding commercial success in the US with their single ‘No More Smoke…’ – the song featured in both Shameless and The Magician on US TV.
Their new EP, Bad News Telephone (August 2019) is already causing a stir in the press with rave reviews across the board.
High-profile shows at Truck Festival, Wychwood, Gathering Festival and support slots with Dodgy and NME darlings, Spector, have strengthened the support that the band has already had from BBC Introducing Oxfordshire and BBC 6Music (Tom Robinson). Oxford’s respected music journal, Nightshift Magazine, has sighted Black Hats as ‘ahead of the current crop.’
SOURCE: Official Bio
RT @thedamedband @jammerzine Thank you!!💚🎶
About 2 days ago from Jammerzine's Twitter via Twitter Web App
First Listen: The Damed – Pirralha 'The Damed have produced a hook for the cool kids with the relevance of rebellion.' @thedamedband jammerzine.com/the-d…
About 3 days ago from Jammerzine's Twitter via Twitter Web App
RT @steaminkettlepr Awesome feature now up via @jammerzine In celebration of #album release today via @solmessiah GOD CMPLX is out...@rhymesayers Find out more here 👇 👇 👇 buff.ly/3UPYyAX pic.twitter.com/rnpD…
RT @Bentley_Jones Did ya see me? 👀 Check out the Unveiled documentary to learn more about my friend's incredible @_BeautyInChaos project, including @iamkatleon and @Whitneytai - both whom I had the absolute pleasure working with. ♥ Click to watch! 👀 jammer.direct/unveil… pic.twitter.com/8frE…
About a week ago from Jammerzine's Twitter via Twitter Web App
RT @_BeautyInChaos A look at ‘There Is Always A Light’ and a bit of Q&A from our friends at @jammerzine ⚜️🍷⚜️ jammerzine.com/beaut…