The Amazing Snakeheads | 20/05/14

Image: Nighttime

Nighttime will be released as the new single from The Amazing Snakeheads and will be available on 14th July 2014. The track is taken from the Glasgow band’s critically acclaimed debut album, Amphetamine Ballads, and will feature a new B-side track entitled, Rotten Blues.

The Amazing Snakeheads have also shared a video for Nighttime, which was filmed in Glasgow by Gregor Johnstone, who had the following to say:

“I met with Dale and was immediately struck by his honest passion for what he and the Snakeheads were doing. I remembered that he wore these great rings and it was the image of his ring-covered hand falling out from under a mortuary sheet that kicked off the idea. I wanted the video to capture the intense, direct energy that Dale projects. Visually I planned the video to have the look of a hallucinatory film noir. I felt the video’s darker themes should be undercut by humour, which I find in the band’s lyrics and certainly in the band themselves.”

A monument to the redemptive powers of rock 'n' roll - full of rage, romance and dark humour - Amphetamine Ballads is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album. The album is available to purchase from Dom Mart, HERE, and from iTunes HERE.

The Amazing Snakeheads are a force to be reckoned with live. The Times said:‘it’s been a long time since going to a gig was a visceral, unpredictable experience’ and called them ‘one of Britain’s most exciting new bands’. The NME called them ‘one of the most untethered, aggressive and downright exciting live bands in the country.’ The Glasgow band have just been confirmed to perform on Later With Jools Holland on 27th May, and have been added to the line-up for Meltdown, T in the Park, Reading & Leeds and Bestival. Full live dates are as follows:

21/05/14: Holland: Amsterdam – Tolhuistuin

23/05/14: Belgium: Brussels – Les Nuits Botanique

24/05/14: Germany: Schorndorf – Manufaktur

25/05/14: Germany: Munich – Muffathalle

28/05/14: Germany: Berlin – Bi Nuu

29/05/14: Germany: Cologne – Gebaude 9

30/05/14: France: Paris – L’international

31/05/14: France: Lyon – Nuits Sonores

17/06/14: UK: London – Meltdown Festival

12/07/14: Scotland: Kinross - T In The Park Festival

25/07/14: UK: East Anglia - Secret Garden Party

27/07/14: UK: Stockton-on-Tees - Stockton Weekender

23/08/14: UK: Reading Festival

24/08/14: UK: Leeds Festival

05/09/14: UK: Reading: Oakford Social Club

06/09/14: UK: Ramsgate: Music Hall

07/09/14: UK: Isle Of Wight - Bestival