BLACK ACES – New Album “Shot In The Dark” Out On 30th September – Further UK Dates Announced



Features three exclusive “European Bonus Tracks”“AUSSIE WRECKING CREW TOUR” UK/EURO SEPT/OCT 2016
Further Dates Announced
With Massive and Tequila Mockingbyrd

Young country boys and they remind me of us in early days when I see them playing live and giving it their all. They’re really cool guys and great players – definitely one to watch”- Airbourne on their 6 Best New Bands From Australia


If Australian rockers Black Aces know one thing, it’s that rock n’ roll is a like a good pair of jeans – when you put them on it feels so right, and a great set will last forever.

Giving less of a nod than a sweaty “cheers” to the hard rocking 70s bands of Australia and beyond, Black Aces had been storming up and down the width and breadth of their homeland for over 5 years before releasing their debut record Shot In The Dark in early 2016. Loaded with anthems-in-waiting and a no bullshit delivery, Black Aces have beaten a path to rare ground on their debut record- a hard rock band that manages to both stomp and swing.

Recorded under the watchful eye of producer and former Kids In The Kitchen member Craig Harnath (Airbourne, The Living End, Jim Keays, Dallas Crane, Franz Ferdinand), at St Kilda’s renowned Hothouse Studios, Black Aces have delivered a debut album to be proud of. Shot In The Dark is ten tracks of pure Aussie rock’n’roll the way it’s meant to be delivered. From the poppier lead single ‘Girl Like You’, to the four on the floor balls out energy of ‘Back On The Chain’, or the foreboding dark tones of closer ‘The Walls’, Shot In The Dark is an album in the truest sense, not a collection of individual tracks, but a selection of songs made for each other.

The release culminates a year that saw the band whip around their homeland with abandon, sinking beers and

pleasing ears with a live show that has seen them garner support slots from- and make fans out of- certified Aussie rock royalty including Cosmic Psychos, Dallas Crane, Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo) and The Casanovas, along with several thousand now hearing impaired punters.

The album was picked up on import but September sees the release proper of Shot In The Dark in the UK. In light of the imports the band have added three exclusive “European Bonus Tracks” to the September release. September also sees the band return to the UK and Europe for three months of touring – details TBA. With a guitar in hand and a chip on their shoulder, this denim clad 4 piece is ready to take rock and roll to every person who’ve ever loved a good pair of jeans, one pub at a time.

2015/2016 has been quite a time for Australian hard rock. Late 2016 will see the Aussie Wrecking Crew Tour through September and October. Massive, Black Aces and Tequila Mockingbyrd will take in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Holland and the UK. A tour not to be missed…

AUSSIE WRECKING CREW TOUR dates as follows (all dates with Massive and Tequila Mockingbyrd)
Wed 21st Sep          Musick & Frieden, Berlin, DE
Thu 22nd Sep           Bastard Club, Osnabrueck, DE
Fri 23rd Sep              Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK
Sat 24th Sep             Fryhuset, Stockholm, SE
Sun 25th Sep            Krosset, Oslo, NO
Tue 27th Sep            KB, Malmo, SE
Thu 29th Sep            Luxor, Cologne, DE
Fri 30th Sep              De Helling, Utrecht, NL
Mon 03rd Oct          Rock City Basement, Nottingham, UK
Tue 04th Oct            Waterfront Studio, Norwich, UK
Thu 06th Oct            Borderline, London, UK
Fri 07th Oct               Diamond Lounge, Doncaster, UK
Sat 08th Oct             Fuel Club, Cardiff, UK
Sun 09th Oct            Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
Mon 10th Oct          The Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
Tue 11th Oct            Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
Wed 12th Oct          The Krazyhouse, Liverpool, UK
Tue 18th Oct            Backstage Club, Munich, DE
Thu 20th Oct            Rockpalast, Bochum, DE
Thu 10th Nov           Dove and Rainbow, Sheffield, UK
Sat 12th Nov            Hard Rock Hell, Wales, UK
Sun 13th Nov           Bolton, The Alma Inn*, UK

Tickets available from all usual outlets.

Black Aces are Tyler Kinder Lead Guitar/lead Vocals, Jarrad Morrice Rhythm Guitar, Alex McMillan
Bass Guitar and Pete McMillan Drums.

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