Category Archives: Misc

GIG: 11.05.2015 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA

. Big Black Delta / Tashaki Miyaki PB3 (intro) It’s OK RCVR Money Rain Down Side Of The Road Betamax Kid Icarus Overlord Steer The Canyon Huggin & Kissin Lets Go Home — ENCORE — IFUCKINGLOVEYOU • Review – • … Continue reading

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05.17.2015 – New “crowdrise” set up to help Jonathan – please read!

From – https://www.crowdrise.com/bateswegotyourback/fundraiser/serenamckinney THE STORY: Jonathan Bates, aka Big Black Delta, is a musical genius. Today he was robbed of almost everything he owns. (It’s a good thing you can’t steal true love.) Together, we can help him get it back. On … Continue reading

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12.23.2014 – “My Evergreen” – Savio Savio VS Big Black Delta

Savio Savio & Big Black Delta covering Tom Maxwell’s “My Evergreen” (Savio Savio is sometimes BBD collaborator, Ray Suen)

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Jon on Conan O’Brien Sept.24.2014

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“Huggin & Kissin” Limited Edition Print available for pre-order

Limited edition “Huggin & Kissin” prints are now available for pre-order on the Big Black Delta website – http://bigblackdelta.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DisplayItems.html LIMITED EDITION HUGGIN & KISSIN PRINT – PRE-ORDER – http://bigblackdelta.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DII-621-2-limited+edition+huggin+&+kissin+print++preorder.html Big Black Delta is excited to have had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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GIG: 10.31.2013 – Media Arts Lab – Marina Del Rey, CA

. Big Black Delta Setlist – unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass / Ray Suen – Guitar         © Brad                 … Continue reading

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GIG: 09.25.2013 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR

. Big Black Delta / Adventure Galley Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Capsize Money Rain Down Betamax Side Of The Road Into The Night Dreary Moon Orinoco Symphony Ifuckingloveyou

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GIG: 09.13.2013 – The Lobster Festival, San Pedro, CA

. Big Black Delta (9:00 pm) / LA Font / Sad Robot Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Betamax Side Of The Road Orinoco Symphony Ifuckingloveyou   The Zebrah (clip) Jon … Continue reading

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MISC: Something to look forward to…

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Big Black Delta in the studio with Susanne Sundfør

Fun day in the studio with @susannesundfor — BigBlackDelta (@BigBlackDelta) February 1, 2013

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REMIX: Kove remix of Betamax now on youtube

The new remix of Betamax by Kove has been made available on youtube. Its taken from the BBC 1Xtra radio show, broadcast on 3rd October 2012

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MISC: The Independent premiers Climbers remix of Betamax

The UK newspaper The Independent continues their support of Big Black Delta, this time premiering a remix of Betamax by Climbers Also included in the article is a new (but brief) interview with Jon which is short on hard details, … Continue reading

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MISC: New album to feature revised BBDLP1 artwork?

Today the Manchester based venue the “Soup Kitchen” uploaded a poster for the upcoming Big Black Delta gig on October 25th. The poster appears to be the BBDLP1 front cover. However, closer inspection reveals that new song title “X22” has … Continue reading

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MISC: Q Magazine invites Jon to make a “Songs for stargazing” playlist

Jon makes a list of songs to listen to when stargazing for Q Magazine Perennial favorites are Wiskey Biscuit’s “Stoner Girl” and Scott Walker (as per his mix tape for “Under The Radar” back in January) • news.qthemusic.com/2012/09/playlist_-_big_black_deltas_so.html

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MISC: Jon’s tour diary Pt 5

“Have a bunch of new music too, so I’ll have plenty to work on when I get home.” • Tour diary – From the Road Part 5

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MISC: Jon’s tour diary Pt 4

“The new songs seem to be working live, which is a relief as it’s the ultimate test.” • Tour diary – From the Road Part 4

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MISC: Jon’s tour diary Pt 3

“We just finished our jaunt with M83 and have had a few days off in Brooklyn, NY before hooking up with Janes Addiction.” • Tour diary – From the Road Part 3

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MISC: The Guardian (UK newspaper) makes BBD “New Band of the Day”

The UK newspaper The Guardian makes Big Black Delta “New Band of the Day” stating – “They approach Muse levels of sonic hugeness. Their best tracks sound as though everything’s been turned up to 11 or whatever one notch over … Continue reading

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MISC: Jon’s tour diary Pt 2

“You haven’t earned road dog status until you’ve had your shit broken into.” • Tour diary – From the Road Part 2

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MISC: Jon writes first installment of his tour diary

Jon begins a tour diary with a brief roundup of current happenings, mentioning the London gig was fun, and “hope to return for more before years end” • Tour diary – From the Road Part 1

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MISC: Independent (UK newspaper) lists BBD as “Ones To Watch”

The UK newspaper The Independent plugs Big Black Delta again with their “Ones To Watch” blog. Each of Bates’ tracks are bruising electro rampages through the 80s, ransacking Ministry for their agro and Sisters of Mercy for their spell book. … Continue reading

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MISC: London photo shoot

Photo shoot with Jon today in London, with pics appearing on Big Black Delta’s Facebook            

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MISC: New songs soon?

Looks like the wait might not be that long…

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MISC: BBD rehearsals with new drummer Chris Hornbrook

Chris Hornbrook and Mahsa Zargaran © Jon Bates/Big Black Delta

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UPDATE: IFUCKINGLOVEYOU vinyl put back 1 week

Emails from Leanne at Bang On PR (UK) and Ibo at BB Gun (USA) who handle PR for BBD in their respective countries, both confirm that the vinyl releases of IFUCKINGLOVEYOU (7″ and 12″) have been put back from the … Continue reading

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MISC: UK date(s) in the pipeline?

In response to question on twitter, Jon had this to say… @here_comes_B @laurenlaverne sooner than you think! 🙂 — BigBlackDelta (@BigBlackDelta) July 2, 2012

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UPDATE: UK online retailers listing IFUCKINGLOVE for pre-order

Several U.K. based online stores such as hmv.com and Rough Trade are listing the 7″ and 12″ vinyl for IFUCKINGLOVEYOU as available for pre-order now, with expected arrival/release date of 16th July 2012

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MISC: Fame Recommends: BBD – ‘IF*CKINGLOVEYOU’

FAMEMAGAZINE.co.uk RECOMMENDS: BIG BLACK DELTA – ‘IF*CKINGLOVEYOU’ WOW! Los Angeles based Big Black Delta, the brainchild of Jonathan Bates (Mellowdrone) presents the massive track ‘IF*CKINGLOVEYOU’. http://www.famemagazine.co.uk/2012/06/18/fame-recommends-big-black-delta-ifckingloveyou/

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MISC: Big Black Delta Archive now on Facebook

Find us on Facebook • http://www.facebook.com/BBDarchive

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UPDATE: IFUCKINGLOVEYOU due July 9th

Bang On PR today posted on BBD Facebook – Big Black Delta fucking loves you…and he’s releasing his ‘IFUCKINGLOVEYOU’ single 9th July – keep your eyes peeled for some jaw dropping remixes too

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TOUR: August 2012 – supporting Jane’s Addiction

Although dates have been popping up on Songkick, today Jon officially announced that Big Black Delta are supporting Jane’s Addiction on their upcoming August dates – Fucking dream come true. Big Black Delta will be opening up for Janes Addiction … Continue reading

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MISC: One Day Without Shoes (04.10.12)

Big Black Delta is going without shoes so that kids don’t have to! WHAT IS ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES? The day we spread awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life by taking off … Continue reading

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MISC: 08.31.2011 – The Weekly Mix Tape

• The Weekly Mix Tape. Jon picks seven songs for this mix tape.

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MISC: 08.16.2011 – High Voltage Magazine

• High Voltage. Article on upcoming album release and Satellite residency gigs.

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MISC: 08.15.2011 – Premiere, ‘Capsize’, Buzzbands.la

• Premier – Capsize (Buzzbands.la)

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MISC: 07.14.2011 – Some Kind of Awesome

• Some Kind of Awesome article [Interview] Big Black Delta aka Jonathan Bates Talks Influences, Mellowdrone, and Solo Work

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MISC: 07.06.2011 – Hipster Music

• Hipsters Music article

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MISC: Independent (UK newspaper) playlist feat BBD

. IFUCKINGLOVEYOU features on the Independents playlist – “Echoey and euphoric, BBD sound like Depeche Mode covered by ‘Strange House’-era Horrors. This is, of course, a good thing.”

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MISC: 07.29.2010 – Trash Audio (Workspace & Environment)

• Trash Audio “Workspace and Environment: Big Black Delta”

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