Black Manila

South London’s Black Manila are a three piece Garage/Psych band who have just released their new single “Fiasco” backed with the eight minute acoustic-grinder “England” as a free digital download.

Formed in 2010, the band released their debut 10″ “Reno Rush”/”Happiness” in January last year, via Big Dirty Engine Records. Since then, they have toured France and Italy and have been busy in the studio writing and recording new material. The first fruits of their endeavours is this two track single produced by Selfish C*nt’s Patrick Constable.

First up is “Fiasco,” a skuzzed out guitar-driven psychedelic tune powered by an abused vocal and some mighty gritty intent. As the track enters its latter stages, signified by a screech of feedback, it’s all hands to the deck as the whirlwind of distorted guitar fuses and entwines with the rhythm section to the bitter denouement.

Thankfully, the B-side gives you time to breathe, starting relatively easily and sounding like a Ferry/Jagger stand off, but don’t let that fool you.

It’s an epic tale of Englishness in 2012 told from the perspective of an upstart band vying to be heard in a crowded musical landscape. Black Manila certainly sound and feel like a great British rock band in the making, but you can make your own mind up on that…

The boys have a single launch party on May 5th if you are in the Bethnal Green area of London.

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