The Black Hands to release debut album “Electric Premier Theatre” on May 17th 2019

The Black Hands Electric Premier Theatre cover
Hot off the back of their chart topping single “Straight & Narrow”, The Black Hands announce details of their debut album, “Electric Premier Theatre”, to be released on Fri 17th May, 2019.

“Straight & Narrow” has spent the weekend vying for top spot in the Amazon Rock Charts and peaked at a #2 just behind Whitesnake’s Shut Up & Kiss Me.
The Black Hands are now delighted to announce details of their long-anticipated debut album.

All songs were written, recorded, mixed & produced by The Black Hands. The album was mastered by Beefstock. The album features Edward Kettlewell on saxophone.

“Electric Premier Theatre” will be available in digital (MP3) and CD formats. Distributed by Cargo Records. Pre-order here.

1. House of Cards
2. Grape & The Grain
3. That Ain’t the Way
4. Experienced Blues (Part 1)
5. 45
6. High Times (Bright Lights)
7. God Love a Trier (But He Don’t Love Me)
8. Straight & Narrow
9. Experienced Blues (Part 2)
10. Heavy Load
11. You Gotta Move

Singer, Andy Gannon said: “This album has been such a journey for us, it puts Guns N’ Roses’ "Chinese Democracy" to shame, it has been that long in the making. Some of the songs started gestation some 8-9 years ago, so you could say that they have stood the test of time and critique to be on the album.
We are immensely proud to set our babies free for the world to enjoy. We built our own studio and started on an old 8-track and have upgraded over time but that core, authentic, analogue sound is at the root of who we are and what we do.
The album title is a play on the name of an old local theatre (Premier Electric Theatre, Somercotes) that was been part of our lives as kids and has also stood the test of time and gone through many incarnations, so it kinda connected with us. The building is still there, though not been used in years and so we wanted to pay homage to it by including it on the album cover”.
The Black Hands play TMR Rockfest on Good Friday 19 April at The Patriot, Crumlin, South Wales. It’s a free entry 3-night festival. They then play RoadRage Fest in Sheffield on Easter Saturday 20 April 2019.

The Black Hands are a rootsy rock/blues outfit from Chesterfield, England, in the mould of Free, Cream and more recently Rival Sons and The Temperance Movement. Throw in some Deep South influences from yesteryear and you will start to picture where The Black Hands are coming from.
The band have actually been around since 2010 but have been ‘derailed by life’. A mixture of marriage, births and unfortunately bereavement all colluded at the wrong times to hinder the obvious talent on offer. Now they are back with a bang and ready to fulfill all the early promise that garnered much breakthrough recognition.

Andy Gannon - Vocals/harp
Daniel Riley - Guitars
Joe Hayes - Bass
Ben Atkins - Drums/keys