Tag Archives: Big Black Delta

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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GIG: 09.28.2014 – Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

. The Best Fest Presents George Fest: An Evening To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison The Cabin Down Below Band with Brian Wilson / Norah Jones / Brandon Flowers & Mark Stoermer of The Killers / Ann Wilson of … Continue reading

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GIG: 08.14.2014 – The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA

. Death From Above 1979 / Big Black Delta Set List: unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums   © The Troubadour             © Neil Reyes

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GIG: 04.06.2014 – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums     © Chris Hornbrook

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GIG: 04.04.2014 – Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums Liela Moss from Roman Remains joined for IFUCKINGLOVEYOU. Pic © Isaac Avila Pic © ?

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GIG: 04.03.2014 – Middle of the Map Fest, Kansas City, MO

. (Ernie Biggs Bar) Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 04.02.2014 – Firebird, St Louis, MO

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 04.01.2014 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.30.2014 – Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums • Pics: http://www.reviler.org/2014/03/31/photos-gary-numan-mill-city-nights/     © Tobias Butler           © Adam Bubolz

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GIG: 03.29.2014 – Metro, Chicago, IL

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums    

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GIG: 03.28.2014 – Crofoot Ballroom, Detroit, MI

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.27.2014 – Phoenix Theatre, Toronto, ON

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.25.2014 – Corona, Montreal, QC

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.23.2014 – Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.22.2014 – Webster Hall, New York, NY

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Huggin & Kissin Capsize Money Rain Down The Zebra Ghostrider Betamax Side Of The Road Into The Night X22 IFUCKINGLOVEYOU Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.20.2014 – Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums   Huggin and Kissin Gig review and pics  

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GIG: 03.19.2014 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.17.2014 – Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.12.2014 – Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.11.2014 – Granada Theater, Dallas, TX

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums     Photo © Shaun Steven Struble

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GIG: 03.09.2014 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.08.2014 – Marquee, Phoenix, AZ

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums    

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GIG: 03.07.2014 – Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas, NV

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set List: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums

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GIG: 03.06.2014 – Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Capsize Money Rain Down The Zebra Ghostrider Betamax Side Of The Road Into The Night IFUCKINGLOVEYOU Jon Bates – Vocals / … Continue reading

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GIG: 03.05.2014 – Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA

. Gary Numan / Big Black Delta / Roman Remains Set list: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums                 Live pics © Mike Chambers

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NEWS: New song from Big Black Delta – “Jacobs Ladder”

A NEW Big Black Delta song “Jacobs Ladder” is now available to hear on Soundcloud – It will be officially released on iTunes on March 10th

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Caspar Newbolt on designing for Big Black Delta

Designer Caspar Newbolt discusses his work for Big Black Delta – versionindustries.com/work/client/big-black-delta With new artwork for Huggin’ & Kissin’ as well as a couple of posters that haven’t been used yet Amazing stuff…

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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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VIDEO: Huggin & Kissin

Created by Adam Osgood http://www.adamosgood.com

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TOUR: BBD to tour with Gary Numan 2014 “Splinter Tour”

Today various ticket agencies started listing dates for the next Gary Numan U.S. tour in 2014 – with Big Black Delta and Roman Remains as support. The full tour appears to be – 05 March Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA … Continue reading

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GIG: 11.03.2013 – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA

. Big Black Delta / Nightmare Air Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin’ & Kissin’ Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Never Tear Us Apart Betamax Side Of The Road Orinoco Symphony Ifuckingloveyou Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris … Continue reading

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GIG: 09.29.2013 – Adams Avenue Street Fair – San Diego, CA

. The Donkeys / Big Black Delta (4:15pm) / Wild Wild Wets / Okapi Sun / The Frights Setlist – unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Blas Perez – Bass

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GIG: 09.28.2013 – Festival Of Hope – Tulare, CA

. Big Black Delta (9:15pm) / Caught A Ghost / Song Preservation Society Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Ghostrider Betamax Side Of The Road Into The Night Orinoco Symphony Ifuckingloveyou Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris … Continue reading

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GIG: 09.26.2013 – Decibel Festival, Seattle, WA

. (Neumos) Neon Indian / Teen Daze / Big Black Delta (10.00pm) / Vox Mod Setlist – unknown    

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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: 09.21.2013 – The Courtyard at the Getty, Los Angeles, CA

. Big Black Delta Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Ghostrider Betamax Love You This Summer Side Of The Road Into The Night Dreary Moon Orinoco Symphony Ifuckingloveyou X22   The … Continue reading

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GIG: 09.14.2013 – Summersalt, San Francisco, CA

. The Grouch & Eligh / Felix Cartal / Kill Paris / Big Black Delta / K Theory / Jay Ant / Midi Matilda / 8th Grader / Aaron Axelsen Setlist – unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook … Continue reading

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GIG: 09.08.2013 – Boston Calling Music Festival – Boston, MA

. (Red stage) ? / Big Black Delta (2:00 pm) / ? Setlist – unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums         © J James Joiner       … Continue reading

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GIG: 09.07.2013 – Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC

. (Contemporary Art Museum) Big Black Delta / Matmos / Holly Herndon / Horse Lords / Moon King Setlist – unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums         © … Continue reading

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GIG: 09.06.2013 – Berlin Festival, Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany

. (Zippo Encore Stage) Left Boy / Dumme Jungs / Fenech Soler / NYPC / OK Kid / Blitzkids mvt / Big Black Delta (2:00pm) Setlist – unknown

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GIG: 09.05.2013 – First We Take Berlin, Astra, Berlin, Germany

. Sohn / Fenech-Soler / Big Black Delta (10:20pm) / Snakehips / Simian Ghost / Daco Junior Setlist – unknown     © Katrin Turner

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GIG: 08.31.2013 – Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois, Ireland

. (Little Big Tent) Hudson Mohawke / Forrests / Factory Floor / Le Carousel / Big Black Delta (8:30pm) / Space Dimension Controller / Lulu James / New Jackson / Valerie June / Daithi / Young Folk / Hozier Setlist … Continue reading

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GIG: 08.28.2013 – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen – London, England

. Big Black Delta / ? Setlist – unknown     © Helen Boast

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GIG: 08.25.2013 – Leeds Festival – Leeds, England

. (BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage) Magnetic Man / A-Trak / Flux Pavilion / Redlight / Jagwar Ma / Willy Moon / Big Black Delta / Ghostpoet / Post War Years / Night Work Setlist – unknown © Big Black … Continue reading

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GIG: 08.24.2013 – Reading Festival – Reading, England

. (BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage) Magnetic Man / A-Trak / Flux Pavilion / Redlight / Jagwar Ma / Willy Moon / Big Black Delta / Ghostpoet / Post War Years / Night Work Setlist – unknown Jon Bates – … Continue reading

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GIG: 08.23.2013 – Rock en Seine Festival – Paris, France

. Hanni El Khatib / The Pastels / Johnny Marr / Team Ghost / Big Black Delta Setlist – unknown   IFUCKINGLOVEYOU Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums         © Clément Duboscq     … Continue reading

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SESSION: Aug.19.2013 – KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”

Big Black Delta will be doing a live on air performance on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” – today (August 19th), you will be able to stream it here – http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Money … Continue reading

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GIG: 08.17.2013 – Echo Park Rising, Los Angeles, CA

. Big Black Delta / White Arrows / The Soft Pack / together PANGEA / Gap Dream / Chicano Batman / Olin and the Moon / Hindu Pirates / The Abigails / Black Crystal Wolf Kids Huggin & Kissin Put … Continue reading

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GIG: 08.17.2013 – ASOS Penthouse – Santa Monica, CA

. Big Black Delta / Corners Setlist – unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Ray Suen – Guitar & Backing Vocals / Blas Perez – Bass        

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GIG: 08.15.2013 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

. The Neighbourhood / Big Black Delta Setlist – unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Ray Suen – Guitar & Backing Vocals / Blas Perez – Bass       … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Money Rain Down

Directed by Warren Kommers. Choreographed by Nina McNeely. Featuring dancers Marlon Pelayo, Melissa Schade, Denna Thomsen, Derek Nemechek and Danny Dolan According to Spin, the “Single arrives September 10 with “Love You This Summer” as the B-side”

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GIG: 07.20.2013 – Santa Cruz Music Festival – Santa Cruz, CA

. Emancipator / Geographer / Big Black Delta / Magic Bronson / ToneSol Setlist – unknown

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GIG: 07.19.2013 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA

. Big Black Delta / Breakdown Valentine Put The Gun On The Floor X22 Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Dreary Moon Ghostrider Betamax Side Of The Road IFUCKINGLOVEYOU Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: Rocker resurfaces in industry as Big Black Delta

Jonathan Bates used to observe rock star protocol. As a bassist-vocalist with Mellowdrone, he played the game by the big-studio, major-label rules, expecting accordant stardom in return. In retrospect, he calls it the “archetypal experience,” and it ended with the … Continue reading

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GIG: 07.18.2013 – The Del Monte Speakeasy – Venice, CA

. Big Black Delta Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Ghostrider Betamax Side Of The Road Into The Night IFUCKINGLOVEYOU — ENCORE — X22 Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook … Continue reading

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VIDEO: X22

Directed by Eli Berg. Produced by Mustache Monocle Films

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GIG: 06.22.2013 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

. Big Black Delta / Joywave / Klaus Put The Gun on The Floor X22 Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Dreary Moon Ghostrider Betamax Suite & Tie Into The Night IFUCKINGLOVEYOU Thanks to Robbie Korwek for … Continue reading

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GIG: 06.21.2013 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

. Big Black Delta / Tygerstrype / Dockument Put The Gun on The Floor X22 (on set list, but not played) Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Dreary Moon Ghostrider Betamax Suite & Tie Into The Night … Continue reading

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GIG: 06.20.2013 – The Church of Boston, Boston, MA

. Big Black Delta / Superhumanoids Set list unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.19.2013 – Mercury Lounge – Manhattan, NY

. Big Black Delta / I Am Lightyear Put The Gun on The Floor X22 Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Dreary Moon Ghostrider Betamax Side Of The Road Into The Night IFUCKINGLOVEYOU   Ghostrider • Some … Continue reading

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GIG: 06.18.2013 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC

. Big Black Delta / Pleasure Curses / Lightwaves Set list unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass     © Serena Di Pinto       … Continue reading

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GIG: 06.16.2013 – Le Belmont sur le Boulevard – Montreal, QC, Canada

. Big Black Delta / Footprintz Set list unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.15.2013 – Yonge-Dundas Square – Toronto, ON, Canada

. Billy Talent / Blinker The Star / Millencolin / Steve Hill / We Are Scientists / Big Black Delta / Moon King / Riverdale / Teenage Kicks Set list unknown   Put The Gun On The Floor   Betamax … Continue reading

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GIG: 06.14.2013 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON, Canada

. Diana / Odonis Odonis / The Soft Moon / Big Black Delta / Sarah Jaffe Set list unknown • Review – The Varsity • Review – Exclaim! Magazine • Photos – Aesthetic Magazine Toronto • Event Showcase page – … Continue reading

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GIG: 06.13.2013 – Schubas – Chicago, IL

. Big Black Delta / Grades / Kid Color Put The Gun on The Floor X22 Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Dreary Moon Ghostrider Betamax Side Of The Road Into The Night IFUCKINGLOVEYOU Jon Bates – … Continue reading

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GIG: 06.12.2013 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN

. Big Black Delta / Wiping Out Thousands Set list unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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GIG: 06.10.2013 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

. Big Black Delta / Force Publique / Lust Put The Gun on The Floor X22 Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Dreary Moon Ghostrider Betamax Side Of The Road Into The Night IFUCKINGLOVEYOU Jon Bates – … Continue reading

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GIG: 06.07.2013 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA

. Big Black Delta / Okapi Sun / Illuminauts Put The Gun on The Floor X22 Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Dreary Moon (on set list, but not played) Ghostrider Betamax Suite & Tie Into The … Continue reading

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GIG: 06.07.2013 – Cellar Door – Visaslia, CA

. Big Black Delta / Sahab Setlist unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Jessica Goodwin – Drums

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GIG: 06.06.2013 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

. Big Black Delta / Battle Tapes Put The Gun on The Floor X22 Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Dreary Moon (on set list, but not played) Ghostrider Betamax Suite & Tie Into The Night IFUCKINGLOVEYOU … Continue reading

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GIG: 06.04.2013 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

. Big Black Delta / Battle Tapes X22 Put The Gun on The Floor Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Dreary Moon Ghostrider Betamax Suite & Tie Into The Night IFUCKINGLOVEYOU   Side of the Road Jon … Continue reading

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GIGS: Big Black Delta add London, U.K. date

Big Black Delta had originally been scheduled to play at the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen back in October 2012 along with a handful of other dates. That short U.K. tour didn’t happen, but, along with this summers Leeds and Reading … Continue reading

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ARTICLE: Out OF This World (LA Canvas)

Jon is interviewed in the latest issue of LA CANVAS magazine If American pop music had an evil twin, it would sound a lot like Big Black Delta. Listen, and you’ll sense a twisted familiarity, an irresistible whiff of fresh-cut … Continue reading

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GIG: 05.01.2013 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

. Big Black Delta / 8th Grader Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Dreary Moon Ghostrider Betamax Side Of The Road Into The Night Ifuckingloveyou X22 Jon Bates – Vocals / … Continue reading

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GIG: 04.29.2013 – Bardot, Hollywood CA

. Big Black Delta / Shy Girls / Emma Ejwertz / The Last Internationale Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Money Rain Down Dreary Moon Ghostrider Betamax Side Of The Road Into The Night (Left … Continue reading

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GIGS: BBD officially announce UK festival summer dates

Big Black Delta will be playing the legendary UK Reading Festival on Saturday August 24th 2013. They will also play the sister festival in Leeds the next day on the 25th!

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TOUR: U.S. dates to promote the new album now appearing

Several dates for the North American tour to promote the new upcoming album “Big Black Delta” have popped up. So far we have – 06.06.2013 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA 06.12.2013 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN 06.21.2013 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA … Continue reading

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REMIX: Side Of The Road remix by Dinamo Azari

In preparation for the “Side of the Road” 12″ due April 29th (pushed back from April 8th), UK newspaper The Guardian keep showing their admiration for Big Black Delta with a stream of Dinamo Azari’s remix. “…the depressing elements of … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Big Black Delta – Side of the Road

Now available the new video for “Side of the Road”!

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GIG: 03.14.2013 – Lustre Pearl, Austin, TX

. Divine Fits / Toro Y Moi / Big Black Delta / Big K.R.I.T. / Icona Pop / St. Lucia / Diamond Rings / Generationals Setlist: Unknown Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris Hornbrook – … Continue reading

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GIG: 03.13.2013 – Cedar St Courtyard, Austin, TX

. Angel Haze / The Coup / Big Black Delta / Maximum Hedrum / Grape St. / Glossary (Evening gig – Last Call with Carson Daly) Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Side Of The Road Capsize … Continue reading

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GIG: 03.13.2013 – Flamingo Cantina, Austin, TX

. Surfer Blood / Young Dreams / Doldrums / Marnie Stern / Shout Out Louds / Big Black Delta / Diana (Afternoon gig) Setlist: unknown • (Short) Review by mxdwn.com Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / … Continue reading

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GIG: 03.12.2013 – The Gatsby, Austin, TX

. Best Coast / Big Black Delta / Hands / Beach Party Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Dreary Moon X22 Betamax Side of the Road Into the Night IFUCKINGLOVEYOU Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / … Continue reading

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GIGS: More SXSW dates announced

In addition to the previously announced date on March 13th at Cedar Street Courtyard, BBD have announced 3 more gigs at SXSW – 03.14.2013 – Lustre Pearl – Austin, TX 03.13.2013 – Flamingo Cantina – Austin, TX (12:25pm afternoon) 03.12.2013 … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Another promo video draws nearer!

Work continues on a new promo video for another Big Black Delta song. Here Director Eli Berg is working on a “rough cut” © Eli Berg

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NEWS: Big Black Delta to be on “SXSW Special” on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’

Big Black Delta briefly featured on “Last Call with Carson Daly” back in October 2011 with a short interview “snapshot” feature clip. Now it looks like they’ll be featured in an upcoming “SXSW Special” episode! [via press release from NBC] … Continue reading

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NEWS: Q Magazine name ‘Side of the Road’ “Track of the Day”!

Hot on the heels of Pitchfork, the music magazine Q has also made ‘Side of the Road’ their “Track of the Day”! • http://news.qthemusic.com/2013/03/big_black_delta_-_side_of_the.html

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NEWS: Pitchfork make ‘Side of the Road’ “Best New Track”!

Pitchfork make ‘Side of the Road’ “Best New Track”! Previously, his sound’s leaned toward the dirgey synth romance of Depeche Mode; for the first single from his forthcoming self-titled effort, he’s returned with a deceptively nuanced tech-pop anthem.

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RELEASE: Apr.08.2013 – Side Of The Road – 12″

Vinyl 12″ of “Side Of The Road” coming April 8th! The single will feature remixes from The Emperor Machine, Dinamo Azari and John Tejada • Side Of The Road can also be heard on Soundcloud –

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GIG: BBD U.K. Festival Shows – Dublin & Brighton in May

Big Black Delta are returning to the U.K.! Two festival dates are currently in the pipeline – The Camden Crawl, Dublin 3rd-5th May The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, 16th-18th May Exact dates T.B.A.    

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RELEASE: Apr.08.2013 – Big Black Delta – CD + LP

Due April 8th (unless the release gets put back) – the new album Big Black Delta! Apparently not only will it be available on CD (MOBCD001), but also vinyl! (MOBLP001) Track listing – 1. Put The Gun On THe Floor … Continue reading

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RELEASE: 02.08.2013 – Side Of The Road – MP3

Side of the Road (AKA Suit[e] and Tie) is now available as an MP3 on bigblackdelta.com!

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INTERVIEW: Jonathan Bates Reflects on the Last Year

Q: What was the highlight of 2012 for either you personally or for the band? A: Getting to tour all over the U.S. with my friends in M83 and Jane’s Addiction. Big Black Delta doesn’t even really have a record … 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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GIG: 12.22.2012 – The Satellite, Los Angeles, CA

. Big Black Delta / Lavinia Slaughter / Dekades X22 Put The Gun on The Floor Huggin & kissin Capsize The Zebrah Dreary Moon Ghostrider Betamax Suite & Tie Left Out IFUCKINGLOVEYOU   IFUCKINGLOVEYOU Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy … Continue reading

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ARTICLE: For Big Black Delta, Sky’s the Limit

SPACE INVADER: Many words could be used to describe Big Black Delta’s music. The electro-rock project of Jonathan Bates, which comes to the Mercury Lounge this week, stirs up adjectives like “epic,” “brash,” “climactic,” and “eerie.” Ask its mastermind, though, … Continue reading

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GIG: 12.21.2012 – Mercury Lounge – Goleta, CA

. Big Black Delta / ? CANCELLED – Jon posted on twitter and Facebook – Due to technical difficulties our show in Goleta has been cancelled. Sorry buds. 😦 Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris … Continue reading

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GIG: 12.19.2012 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

. Big Black Delta / Tapioca & the Flea Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Dreary Moon Ghost Rider Betamax Suite & Tie Left Out IFUCKINGLOVEYOU   Put The Gun On The Floor (Incomplete) … Continue reading

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GIG: 12.18.2012 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

. Big Black Delta / Rxccxxns / Mammoth Life Set list: Unknown   Huggin & Kissin Jon Bates – Vocals / Amy Wood – Drums / Chris Hornbrook – Drums / Camila Grey – Bass

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NEWS: Big Black Delta at SXSW 2013

Big Black Delta will be playing the prestigious and highly influential SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival in 2013. The annual festival is held in Austin, TX and will run from March 8th to the 17th, the exact day BBD will … Continue reading

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TOUR: December California dates confirmed!

A short run of California dates has been officially confirmed today – 12.22.2012 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA 12.21.2012 – Mercury Lounge – Goleta, CA 12.19.2012 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA 12.18.2012 – Brick & Mortar … Continue reading

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REMIX: Download the Matt Walsh remix of Betamax

In the run up to the release of Betamax (Nov 26), Mixmag have made available the Matt Walsh remix. The download is available as an MP3 here – http://www.mixmag.net/music/mp3-blog/free-mp3-big-black-delta-matt-walsh-remix

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INTERVIEW: Jon on “the Election and the Most Overrated and Underrated Political Issues of Our Time”

Is it too early to start a “Jon for President 2016” campaign…? What is the most overrated political or social issue of our time? The fact we’re still discussing women’s health rights and gay marriage STUNS me. • Read the … Continue reading

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NEWS: Jon writes Ufology article for the Huffington Post

Ufology: What are We as Humans Missing? When one hears about ufology, they usually think about the stars and aliens, and out of this world kind of stuff, ‘Independence Day’ and Will Smith et al. It does the opposite for … Continue reading

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NEWS: BBD postpone UK gigs

Posted today via Facebook and twitter – Due to circumstances beyond our control, we’re sorry to announce that the upcoming Big Black Delta shows in London, Manchester, Birmingham & Edinburgh have been postponed. Please look out for the re-scheduled dates … Continue reading

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REMIX: Shameboy preview their remix of Betamax

And the Betamax remixes keep on coming, this time Shameboy provide us with a 2 minute preview of their remix…

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REVIEW: Supajam reviews Betamax

Supajam likes the new Betamax single, thinking its “a bit gothy, a bit synthy, a bit indie poppy and a John Waters film soundtracky” and when they say “it’s also a bit GOOD” we hope they mean it’s amazingly, brilliantly, … Continue reading

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REMIX: Download the Deft remix of Betamax (wav format)

And yet another remix of Betamax is now available… This time from Croydon (UK) based Deft, who (apparently) “gives the track his own unique beat-heavy touch.” The download is available in wav file format here – http://www.datatransmission.co.uk/viewnews/9144/

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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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RELEASE: 11.05.2012 – Betamax (unconfirmed)

According to this page on Youtube (which is timestamped for today – “Published on Sep 20, 2012 by BigBlackDelta”), Betamax will get a “Full release out on 5th November 2012” As there is a digital release on iTunes etc, does … Continue reading

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GIG: 09.07.2012 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA

. Big Black Delta / Omniflux / Battle Tapes Put The Gun On The Floor X22 Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Left Out Ghost Rider Betamax Dreary Moon Suite & Tie IFUCKINGLOVEYOU   Put The Gun On The Floor … Continue reading

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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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GIG: 09.06.2012 – Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA

. Big Black Delta / Youngblood Hawke / The Dramantics Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Left Out Ghost Rider Betamax Dreary Moon Suite & Tie Ifuckingloveyou   Huggin & Kissin

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INTERVIEW: 09.05.2012 – Killing The Cabinet

“They rock. They rock very hard. Imagine the intensity of Depeche Mode with the layering of Mercury Rev and you might have figured out 40% of what BBD is all about.” • Interview – Killing The Cabinet

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GIG: 09.05.2012 – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Reno, NV

. Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta Set list: Unknown     © Will Love                     © Sara Matts (Chip Away)

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GIG: 09.04.2012 – Keller Auditorium – Portland, OR

. Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta Set list: Unknown   X22   Huggin & Kissin   Betamax   Capsize   Put The Gun On The Floor     © Paris Keller                 … Continue reading

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GIG: 08.31.2012 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC

. Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta Set list: Unknown

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GIG: 08.29.2012 – Idaho Botanical Garden – Boise, ID

. Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta Set list: Unknown

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GIG: 08.28.2012 – The Great SaltAir – Salt Lake City, UT

. Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta Set list: Unknown • Review – Fake Plastic Tunes Chris Hornbrook © BBD

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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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GIG: 08.27.2012 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

. Big Black Delta / The Skeleton Show / Colfax Speed Queen Set list: Unknown

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GIG: 08.26.2012 – Pikes Peak Center – Colorado Springs, CO

. Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta Set list: Unknown

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GIG: 08.25.2012 – Orpheum Theater – Omaha, NE

. Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta Set list: Unknown   X22   The Zebrah

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GIG: 08.24.2012 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL

. The-Drum / Big Black Delta / Gel Set Set list: Unknown   Suit & Tie   Left Out   Ghost Rider   Dreary Moon   IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

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GIG: 08.23.2012 – Old National Centre – Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

. Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta Set list: Unknown © Dave Zinc

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INTERVIEW: 08.23.2012 – BlackBook Magazine

“But aside from the album, it’s Big Black Delta’s live shows that really make you fall in love with them. For music that feels this interior or as if it’s supposed live inside your headspace, it’s always a wonder how … Continue reading

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GIG: 08.22.2012 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

. Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta Put The Gun On The Floor X22 Huggin & Kissin Capsize The Zebrah Dreary Moon Ghostrider Betamax Suit & Tie Left Out Ifuckingloveyou Mahsa Zargaran and Chrıs Hornbrook joined Jane’s Addiction during their … Continue reading

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TOUR: Big Black Delta to return to the U.K. in October

OCTOBER 19th – Hooga, Chelmsford, England, U.K. 22nd – Hoxton, London, England, U.K. 26th – Soup Kitchen, Manchester, England, U.K. 27th – The Asylum, Birmingham, England, U.K. 28th – Haddow Fest, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

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GIG: 08.20.2012 – Artpark – Lewiston, NY

. Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta Set list: Unknown Youtube – Capsize

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GIG: 08.18.2012 – MGM Grand Theatre – Ledyard, CT

. Jane’s Addiction / Big Black Delta Set list: Unknown         On the road                     Pre gig 1                     … Continue reading

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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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GIG: 08.17.2012 – Pianos – New York, NY

. Wolff & Tubba / Birthmark / Phone Home / Big Black Delta / Late Guest at the Party / Leaves of Green Put the Gun on the Floor Hugging & Kissin Capsize Ghost Rider The Zebrah Betamax Suite & … Continue reading

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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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GIG: 08.11.2012 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY

. St. Lucia / Big Black Delta / Capital Cities Set list: Unknown

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GIG: 08.10.2012 – DC9 – Washington, DC

. Big Black Delta Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Capsize Dreary Moon The Zebrah Betamax Suit & Tie Left Out IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

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RELEASE: Big Black Delta To Release “Tour” EP

Big Black Delta today announced the upcoming release of a new four track TOUR EP. The digital only EP, due out on August 21st, celebrates Big Black Delta’s new tour with Jane’s Addiction. TOUR EP will be Big Black Delta’s … Continue reading

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GIG: 08.09.2012 – Pianos – New York, NY

. Golden Animals / Tiger Waves / Big Black Delta / Silya / Garrett Borns Set list: Unknown

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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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GIG: 08.08.2012 – Central Park Summerstage – New York, NY

. M83 / Big Black Delta Set list: Unknown Youtube – Huggin & Kissin         Soundcheck                     © serenajinju © Mahsa Zargaran

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GIG: 08.07.2012 – State Theater, Portland, ME

. M83 / Big Black Delta Put The Gun On The Floor Huggin & Kissin Capsize Dreary Moon The Zebrah Betamax Left Out IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

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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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GIG: 08.04.2012 – Le Belmont, Montreal CANCELLED

. K-OS / Big Black Delta CANCELLED Set list: N/A  Event page Venue change from “La Sala Rossa” (4848 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal), to “Le Belmont” (4483 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal)

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GIG: 08.03.2012 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON

. The Dø / Big Black Delta / Great Aunt Ida Set list unknown Youtube – Dreary Moon

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GIG: 08.02.2012 – Carnegie Music Hall – Munhall, PA

. M83 / Big Black Delta Set list unknown Youtube – IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

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GIG: 08.01.2012 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA

. M83 / Big Black Delta Huggin & Kissin Put The Gun On The Floor Capsize Dreary Moon The Zebrah Betamax Suit & Tie Left Out IFUCKINGLOVEYOU Jon Bates – Vocals / Mahsa Zargaran – Drums / Matt Walker – … Continue reading

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GIG: 07.31.2012 – Camden Barfly – London, England

. Big Black Delta / Joey Fourr Set list unknown • Review – Clash Music • Gig pix – The Line Of Best Fit • Gig pix – 405  event page Jon Bates – Vocals / Laura Fares – Drums … Continue reading

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