Main Act: The Atomic Bitchwax
Date: 8th August 2018
Advance Tickets: £12
Venue: The Black Heart
Desertscene in association with Sound of Liberation are proud to announce that fuzz supremos The Atomic Bitchwax will be coming to The Black Heart on August 8th.
Formed in 1993 and originally starting life as a jam band, The Atomic Bitchwax have grown into one of the signature bands of the stoner rock scene. Celebrated for their tripped out licks and driven songwriting, TAB's influence on the noughties stoner scene is undeniable. From those opening few distorted seconds of 'Stork Theme' on 1999's self-titled, right through to the closing moments of the groovy as all hell 'Liv a Little' from last year's Force Field, Bitchwax have always brought the killer stomp.
Throughout their first four releases - the numbered years - Bitchwax made their presence felt by writing timeless anthems for the scene, from 'Shit kicker' to 'Liquor Queen' to 'Hey Alright'. In 2011, they released The Local Fuzz, a sprawling monument to the riff of almost preposterous proportions; an experimental 40 minute instrumental track of over 50 riffs that pushed TAB further out into the reaches of psych than any of their previous recorded work. By the time last 2015's Gravitron and last year's Force Field rolled around though, Bitchwax were back to their traditional style whilst holding on to the intensity of their previous album.
Support for the night comes from Mountains, who will be appearing fresh off their Desertfest debut. Last year's full length, Dust in the Glare, is unapologetic for the scope of influences and breadth of genres, serving as a bold and assured introduction to Mountains; from swampy groove to metal or fuzzy, sun drenched riffs to the more subdued, all tied together with an undercurrent of prog, it's a sound well worth getting down early for. don't miss out, book your tickets today.