BoB are recording an album. In October, they went into the studio and recorded no fewer than 9 songs within 4 days. In December, they return to the studio for a weekend, aiming to record another couple of songs. Will keep you posted.
A word of warning is in place though: the recordings are strictly click-track free. So those who are used to computer-based music may have to face some changes in tempo as the songs unfold ;),
BoB are happy to announce a short but genuinely international trip early next year. With their UK friends Paul Henshaw and his band the Scientific Simpletons in tow, gigs are scheduled in Nordhorn (Irish Pub Nordhorner Hof), a few miles into Germany, on Friday January 22nd, in Delft (De V) on Saturday January 23rd and Dordrecht (Merz) on January 24th (late afternoon gig).
In terms of gigs it may appear rather quiet at the BoB-front since our successful gig at Na Fir Bolg. But hey, we enjoy our summer break too! Anyhow, you can all rest assured knowing that a lot is going on behind the scenes.
For one we are busy writing and rehearsing a handful of new songs.
Of course we are busy arranging more gigs, after the 15 we played in 2015 already.
Finally we are busy preparing for some serious recording this autumn. Under the able guidance of Theo Vogelaars (formerly with Dutch punkheroes Tröckener Kecks) we aim at compiling one hell of an EP for your listening pleasure.
Our next gig is Sunday, September 6th, @Schots Keltisch Festival/Finale NK Highlandgames, where we entertain the Dutch Highlanders with some tunes in between them throwing sheep and trunks around the place.
Sunday July 5th, Bunch of Bastards traveled south to Belgium to play the final gig of the three-day international Na Fir Bolg festival. It also was BoB's last gig before the summer break (and the 15th gig of 2015).
We at BoB had a whale of a time ourselves. The crowd seemed to be having a good time as well, with singing, raised fists and some occasional drinking all in place, as well as a bit of a pit, some crowdsurfing and an all-female stage-invasion. But what about the press?
Here's a review taken from the latest edition of the Flemish e-zine Shutterwall.mag about how BoB brought Na Fir Bolg to a fitting end:
"As always, it has to end in an Irish feast! Bunch of Bastards knew very well how to do that. Giving everything they have and even more! No remorse, no mercy on this last evening of Na Fir Bolg (..). With their active and dynamic music there was no way anyone who heard this could stand still. Well done boys, you know how to be and how to handle a bunch of bastards. See you next year!".
BoB hope that's also how the Na Fir Bolg festival organizers feel about our performance, as we'd much like to be back indeed!