THE BLACKMAIL SNAPS
Album: ‘When One Door Closes, Smash A Window’
Video for ‘The Wheel Is Spinning…’ out now
Free MP3 track download available from their website now: http://blackmailsnaps.com/site/
“Go check out the new Blackmail Snaps album. Quite Simply the best Rock ‘n’ Roll debut I’ve heard in years. This lot will liven up the scene and then some!”
Mick Geggus, The Crunch, ex-Cockney Rejects
“I must say it is very good. Check it out. It’s worth it”
Pete Way (UFO, Waysted, Ozzy Osbourne)
“….at times recalling the blue-collar authenticity of AC/DC but with a distinctly British edge… with a little UFO and Thin Lizzy thrown in for good measure…The Blackmail Snaps area band full of promise and When One Door Closes, Smash A Window is a fine introduction to their hard rockin’ world!”
Worship Metal, UK
“Frank Zappa once asked, ‘Does humour belong in music?’ Well of course it does, and the Blackmail Snaps combine their love of classic rock and wicked humour rather well in their songs – check them out!”
Campbell Stewart, The Fatmans’ Rock Show
Taking their musical cues from classic acts like Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, UFO, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, & the likes, Blackmail Snaps offer up a fresh, contemporary blend of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, delivering memorable songs with relentless energy. Pounding drums, rumbling bass, biting guitars and gritty vocals underpin the band’s heavy, melodic material.
A power trio in the vintage mould, the band feature David Nuttall (Drums/Vocals, ex Toy Dolls), Marc Hood (Bass / Vocals) and Rich Davenport (Guitar/Lead Vocals, ex See Red, Atomkraft). Songs from their debut album, ‘When One Door Closes, Smash A Window’ have already met with an enthusiastic reception at live shows.
Although the band take their music very seriously, they’re not afraid to follow the lead of bands they grew up on, letting their infectious sense of humour shine through. This is reflected in the first single from the album, a song for anyone having a bad day, entitled “The Wheel Is Spinning (But The Hamster Is Dead)”.
Other songs deal with getting through tough times, dealing effectively with people you’d rather attack with a cattle prod, corruption in high places and trying to emerge from all of the above with your sanity intact, all summed up in the title track – ‘When One Door Closes, Smash A Window!’
The album’s raw, stripped down production reflects the band’s live sound, and their down-to-earth attitude and in your face live performances have seen them garner enthusiastic responses from a range of audiences. They aim to carry on gigging extensively in support of the album throughout 2016.