It’s been a busy year for New Jersey’s primo twisters of riff The Atomic Bitchwax. In addition to releasing their sixth full-length, Gravitron (review here), on Tee Pee Records, the Garden State trio toured Europe this spring and in the US in the early fall, and in less than two weeks’ time, they’ll head abroad once more to round out 2015 on the road with dates in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Denmark and the UK. They’ve got one day off on an 18-show run, and it seems as though they’re trying to match the intensity of Gravitron‘s high-speed churn with a touring ethic that sees them hand-delivering the riffage one town at a time.
Today, the velocity-prone three-piece of bassist/vocalist Chris Kosnik (also now of Monster Magnet), guitarist/vocalist Finn Ryan and drummer Bob Pantella (also also of Monster Magnet) premiere a new video for the track “It’s Alright,” and like much of their work, it balances a laid back sensibility on top of a rhythmic mania in a manner that, in less capable hands, would completely fall flat. Like other album highlights “No Way Man” (video here) and “Coming in Hot,” it’s got blinding riffs and a hook that, though moving quick, implants itself on your brain in that signature Bitchwax style. The band’s energy throughout Gravitron is unmatched in their back catalog, and they seem comfortable working at a jog that for many heavy acts would be a sprint beyond their pace.
As to the video itself? Dancing girls, copious sunglasses, the band jamming out and Pantella mysteriously in and out of a pig mask (note that the pig still wears sunglasses) — it’s hard to argue it doesn’t have something for everybody. The European tour starts Nov. 25, which is just a couple days before the US celebrates Thanksgiving, but they’ll be back in time for Xmas, so, you know, it’s alright.
The Atomic Bitchwax, “It’s Alright” official video
In April 2015, TAB released their 6th album “Gravitron” on Tee Pee Records, and toured in Europe during the spring! Fuzz on Bitchwax!
EURO WINTER TOUR DATES ARE IN!!!
25.11.15 HANNOVER – MEPHISTO – GERMANY
26.11.15 UTRECHT – DB’s – HOLLAND
28.11.15 TOULOUSE – LE SAINT DES SEINS – FRANCE
29.11.15 NANTES – LE FARRAILLEUR – FRANCE
30.11.15 PARIS – LA MECANIQUE ONDULATOIRE – FRANCE
01.12.15 LONDON – BLACK HEART – UK
02.12.15 MILTON KEYNES – CRAUFURD ARMS – UK
03.12.15 GLASGOW – AUDIO – SCOTLAND
04.12.15 COVENTRY – THE PHOENIX – UK
05.12.15 EBBW VALE GWENT – EVI CULTURAL ARTS CENTRE – UK
06.12.15 DRACHTEN – IDUNA – HOLLAND
07.12.15 DORTMUND – PIANO – GERMANY
08.12.15 KIEL – SCHAUBUDE – GERMANY
09.12.15 HAMBURG – ROCK CAFE – GERMANY
10.12.15 COPENHAGEN – KB18 – DENMARK
11.12.15 GOTHENBURG – TRUCKSTOP ALASKA – SWEDEN
12.12.15 AALBORG – 1000 FRYD – DENMARK
13.12.15 BERLIN – BASSY – GERMANY