Announce tour dates
and share new video for ‘Heart’s To Blame’
“Walls of Faust-like noise growing into a retro slice of Jefferson Airplane-style psych” – NME Magazine
“A dense, layered offering, laced with maturity and a sense of aural wonder” – Clash Magazine
“Crunching psychedelia” – Loud And Quiet
Following the release of their thunderous debut album, ‘Entopica Phenomica’, London-based psych-rock quartet Bonfire Nights have announced an epic thirteen date March tour. To coincide with their Europe-wide adventure, they’ve shared the brand new video for ‘Heart’s To Blame’.
Founders Steve Foster and Ruth Nitkiewicz travelled to the secluded Outer Hebrides in Scotland in order to write material for their next record, finding a productive clarity being away from a January in the city. It was in this isolated and natural environment that they filmed the new video.
“It was shot on a beach on the Isle of Benbecula” Ruth tells us, “The weather is absolutely wild up here - our first few days were spent sheltering indoors from the storms and gale force winds. When there was a break in the weather, we ventured out to a nearby beach. There wasn't another soul to be seen for miles. We set up our camera and just started shooting, with only a few loose ideas to guide us.
I climbed on the rocks and danced on the sand, letting the wind whip around me. There is an unseen force here, something that allowed us to harness the melancholy of the song.”
This deserted setting casts the perfect backdrop to the moody, enchanting rhythm of the track as frontman Foster channels the spirit of Ian Curtis at his best. Filmed themselves, ‘Heart’s To Blame’ is a hypnotic and romantic look at Bonfire Nights doing what they do best, producing layered psychedelia with anthemic duel vocals that will stay with you for days.
‘Entopica Phenomica’, released late last year, saw rave reviews from the likes of Drowned In Sound, Clash Magzine, Loud And Quiet, The Beatand more. The band also supported LA Witch, The Warlocks and Dead Rabbits in that time before taking a break to write and prepare for their upcoming string of live dates.
02.03: Broadcast, Glasgow
03.03: Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
04.03: The Studio, Hartlepool
12.03: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE
17.03: Supersonic, Paris
18.03: Le Bouffon de La Taverne, Geneva
20.03: La Machine, Nancy
21.03: FZW, Dortmund
22.03: Monarch Berlin, Berlin
23.03: Hafenklang, Hamburg
24.03: 1000Fryd, Aalborg
25.03: Karton, Bremen
26.03: Le Coin aux étoiles, Mons
29.03: Heavenly Social, London