It’s now over a decade since Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s debut album B.R.M.C. announced their arrival. I saw them many times over the last decade, marvelling at their incendiary live performances at many of Edinburgh and (mostly) Glasgow’s top venues. Their first album remains my favourite, though, and their forthcoming seventh album, Specter At The Feast, reprotedly uses this as a reference point for the new album.
The first track to do the rounds is ‘Let The Day Begin.’ It’s a cover of a 1989 single by The Call. Michael Been of The Call, who was also BRMC’s guitarist and vocalist Robert Been’s father and was viewed as an honorary ‘fourth member’ of the band died in August 2012. I have to confess to not really being that familiar with The Call, but BRMC make this song their own.
This is The Call’s version of the song:
The band are also on tour in the UK with support from The Big Pink on all dates (except Leeds):
SUNDAY 24TH MARCH MANCHESTER HMV RITZ (SOLD OUT)
MONDAY 25TH MARCH GLASGOW O2 ABC
TUESDAY 26TH MARCH BIRMINGHAM HMV INSTITUTE
WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON
FRIDAY 29TH MARCH NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
SATURDAY 30TH MARCH LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
Specter At The Feast is released on Abstract Dragon Records on March 18.