BLACK MOUNTAIN, the pop psychedelia of THE BACKHOMES opening act in Italy

After last summer's one-off date at Circolo Magnolia in Segrate (MI) to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their debut album, the Black Mountain return to Italy to present their new album IV, to be released on 1 April, supported in the opening by The Backhomes: Monday 4 April at Spazio 211 in Turin e Tuesday 5 April at Locomotiv Club in Bologna. Tickets are available at TicketOne and related points of sale Vivaticketfor the Bolognese date entry will be reserved for holders of AICS membership card (can also be subscribed to on the evening of the concert).

Canadian psych pop duo The Backhomes, composed by musician Kees Dekker and the visual artist Aimée Van Drimmelencomes to Italy for the first time with its second full length Tidalwave, released in 2015: a psychedelic sonic journey along a soft synth-pop path, in anticipation of their forthcoming third studio album. Their hypnotic psychedelic pop is rooted in the sound of The Jesus and May Chain and Spiritualized, while also drawing inspiration from the tones and impulses of 1970s German Kosmische Musik.

I Black Mountain born from the ashes of the Jerk With A Bondof which the leader was a member. Stephen McBean e Joshua Wells. Soon the group turned into a real collective called Black Mountain Armywhich also promotes parallel side projects of the group members (e.g. the Pink Mountaintops of the same McBean). The band's first album is the self-titled Black Mountain (Jagjaguwar, 2005)which surprised critics with its skilful blend of hard rock and psychedelia. In the second work In The Future (Jagjaguwar, 2008) the band added progressive rock and folk elements to their sound; the choice was rewarded, and the album was nominated as a Best alternative album at Juno Awards 2009. The third work Wilderness Heart (Jagjaguwar, 2010) is moving towards a greater reappraisal of the American folk sound, always alongside their classic psychedelic sound of a hard matrix.

I Black Mountain are Stephen McBean (vocals and guitar), Amber Webber (voice), Jeremy Schmidt (keyboards), Jonny Olsin (bass, keyboards) and Joshua Wells (battery).


BLACK MOUNTAIN + The Backhomes


Monday 4 April 2016

Turin, Spazio 211 - via Francesco Cigna, 211

Doors open at 21.00 / Concerts start at 21.30

Standing room only: € 18.00 + prev. / € 20.00 at the box office on the evening of the concert


Tuesday 5 April 2016

Bologna, Locomotiv Club - via Sebastiano Serlio, 25/2

Doors open at 21.30 / Concerts start at 22.00

Standing room only: € 18.00 + prev. / € 20.00 at the box office on the evening of the concert

Entrance reserved for AICS card holders


Tickets available at TicketOne and related points of sale Vivaticket.