With a sound reminiscent of the 1970’s punk movement, BlackWaters are on a mission to reboot rock ‘n’ roll anarchy in the UK. Or in their own words, they’re ‘capturing the essence of a disaffected youth’. Undeniably, their chaotic sound and bold lyrics are making the right kind of racket. BlackWaters are four 18-year-old mates who met at college in Guildford; Max Tanner (Vocals), David Carpenter (Guitar), Ollie Franklin (Bass) and James Watkins (Drums). Boasting a sound beyond their years, the boys recently got spotted by Carl Barat of The Libertines, who has gone on to help them produce tracks like ‘Jarred up Generation’ and their latest single ‘So Far Out’. This year the band have been touring with Strange Bones and are set to play a homecoming gig in Guildford at the end of this month, as well as supporting The Libertines and Maxïmo Park in August. For their Make it Music session, BlackWaters are bringing the noise with their tracks ‘Down’ and ‘Yeah’.
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