The Bonnevilles - "No Law in Lurgan" (video) (premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

1 September 2016

Sometimes less truly is more as the two-person band set-up of the Bonnevilles allows each musician to shine as well as showcase their prodigious musical talents.
Photo: Peter Graham 

As we said back in February about this incredible group, “Northern Ireland’s the Bonnevilles are steeped in the blues and they enliven and amp up their sound by playing as a duo with Andrew McGibbon Jr. on vocals and guitar and Chris McMullan on drums. It’s a formation that has paid off in spades for both the White Stripes and the Black Keys and the Bonnevilles carry on that tradition of stripped down, blues rock run through with headbanging punk energy.”

  
Sometimes less truly is more as the two-person band set-up of the Bonnevilles allows each musician to shine as well as showcase their prodigious musical talents. Meanwhile, the music rings raw and true and full of heart. You can witness this aestethic on the band’s new video, “No Law in Lurgan”, from their recent LP Arrow Pierce My Heart.

Singer/guitarist Andrew McGibbon says, “the video was made by Mike Mormecha, the same Mike that recorded the album. I remember during the recording of this track Mike said he’d really love to do a zombie video to it, we had a giggle about it and said no more. Months later Mike comes back and says “ok, lets do that video thing” and that was that. Mike’s pretty much a genius and we love him, so when people like that ask to do cool stuff with you, you just say yes. It was a lot of fun channeling our inner zombies.”

TOUR DATES
September 9 @ Social Sounds Festival — Belfast, UK
September 15 @ The Castle Hotel — Manchester, UK
September 16 @ Stow Fest — London, UK
September 17 @ Zephyr Lounge — Leamington Spa, UK
September 18 @ The Phoenix — Exeter, UK
September 19 @  The Duck and Drake - Leeds
September 20 @ Start The Bus — Bristol, UK
September 21 @ Broadcast — Glasgow, UK
September 22 @ The Cluny — Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
September 23 @ The Black Abbott — Montrose, UK
September 24 @  Franklin Rock n Roll Club -  Edinburgh. UK

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