Not many new bands can lay claim to praise from the likes of Jay-Z and Dave Navarro in the same week, but then BIG BLACK DELTA isnt just any band.
Betamax is the second single from BIG BLACK DELTA'S forthcoming album set for release early 2013. The track reveals a more melodic side to the bands sound and remixes from the likes of breakthrough Dutch dubstep producer Martyn, Make Up & Vanity Set, Sonoio, John Lord Fonda, Shameboy and Kove add yet another dimension.
BIG BLACK DELTA himself, Jonathan Bates has also been in demand for remixes working with the likes of Rob Zombie, M83 and Dhani Harrisons Thenewno2s to name but a few. Having been on tour with old friends M83 earlier this year, BIG BLACK DELTA are currently blazing their way across the US with Janes Addiction before returning to the UK for a full tour in October.
The brainchild of Jonathan Bates (Mellowdrone), BIG BLACK DELTA'S explosive live show features dueling drummers and an orchestrated light show using visual elements of the bespoke album artwork, which was created by Jonathan himself and creative director Caspar Newbolt. No stranger to pushing boundaries, LA based Bates was, until recently, the driving force behind alt. rock favourites Mellowdrone, has been heavily involved in M83s live and studio sound and has also worked with the likes of White Sea, among others.