SINGLE & TOUR NEWS: Blackwaters announce ‘Down’ & February co-headline tour with Strange Bones


BlackWaters are a four piece from the depths of nothingness [Surrey]. And yet despite their murky background, they’ve turned aggro and pent-up frustration into rampant, shouty, spit-fuelled, BO-inducing, agitated punk rock’n’roll.

High-octane new release ‘Down’ is the hotly anticipated follow-up to their Carl Barât produced debut ‘So Far Out’. The Libertines frontman and high-priest of contemporary punk was drawn to the immediacy of their fledgling release, which was written as a reaction to Brexit – a decision that will impact the lives of these four lads long after their ancestors are gone.

The energy of the song is ten-fold when experienced live. BlackWaters are a statement band, but they’re not overtly political in their lyrics. Rather they’d like to be subversive by allowing their peers to break free and channel all their rage and apathy into their fire-starting anthems.

“There’s no inspiration, we’ve got no platform to say anything on. Our age restricts what we can and can’t do. If I was born a few days later I’d be able to vote on a decision that will change my life. I’m talking about the Brexit by the way…”

Primed and ready to roll, BlackWaters embark upon a co-headline tour with Blackpool trio Strange Bones for fifteen dates of short sharp introductions. New track ”Down’ will be released next month with an exact date tbc.


January 23rd – The Tin Angel, Coventry
January 24th – The Louisiana, Bristol
January 25th – The Bodega, Nottingham
January 26th – The Venue, Derby
January 27th – Boileroom, Guildford
January 28th – The Horn, St. Albans
February 1st – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds
February 3rd – Guildhall, Preston
February 4th – Bootleg Social, Blackpool
February 5th – The Fulford Arms, York
February 7th – The Polar Bear, Hull
February 8th – Think Tank, Newcastle
February 9th – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
February 10th – The Leadmill, Sheffield
February 11th – The Sugarmill, Stoke on Trent

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