The Bonnevilles are shaking Northern Ireland in a way it hasn't felt
since Van Morrison & Them obliterated Club Rado in 1964 and Stiff
Little Fingers blew apart The Trident in 1977! The Bonnevilles don't
so much play punk blues as use it as a spring board to create a
completely new genre. The Lurgan duo take Mississippi Hill Blues
and Punk Rock and mix into their own unique dark Northern Irish
Punk Blues stew.
The band has this to say about their latest album.
Is this our sexiest album so far? We think so for sure.
When we started this band one of our guiding notions was to get
people dancing. Here in Northern Ireland it seemed to us at gigs
there was a distinct lack of boogieing. I remember going to see the
Von Bondies, before the Bonnevilles was a thing, in Belfast and
they tore the place up but the entire room was pinned to the walls
tapping feet but
not shaking booty. Jason, told the room off, and he was right to do
so then played even harder in reaction, that impressed the shit out
of me. Northern Ireland was still traumatised from its recent
history, people were still trying to figure out how to be normal, I
remember it very clearly and we didn’t know how to dance to a
Sometimes being a band thats rooted in the blues it’s too easy to
get weighed down by its sheer mass and heavy content.
Over the years we’ve written about death and love, zombies and
strippers. Not Zombie strippers though, not yet anyway. This
record we’ve gone straight for passion,sex and love along with a
little political righteous indignation. For us love and politics are not
We give you Dirty Photographs, the album, you can provide your