Earlier this year we posted an article which was an Introduction to Bite The Buffalo where we also informed you of the bands second trip to the United States.
Bite The Buffalo returned from their more recent forty date U.S. tour a short while ago and since then they have been busy gigging around the UK, you just can’t keep a good band down! I returned home from my day job last Friday wondering how the weekend would shape up and to my utter delight I discovered that the bands new album Blue Lips had arrived through the post. To add to my Friday excitement I also found that Bite The Buffalo were set play a free gig very close to me at The Stallards public house in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. As I had just recently got myself another motor car what else could I do apart from getting myself over to the gig. Up until that night I had never managed to catch a full set by Bite The Buffalo. I took a friend along who was a BTB virgin and we had a superb evening as we got enthralled and electrified by the full 90ish minute BTB set. The wonderful Jake Meeking opened the evening, in order to do Jake fair justice I will cover him in a separate article.
Stos and Dimitri, who are Bite The Buffalo who had recently returned from the U.S. tour to a string of U.K. dates decided that they were going to have a BTB party weekend which meant that on the Saturday night they played at The Rifleman’s Inn, Glastonbury. This is another great venue not too far from my home so I just had to pop along for a second dose with my head still buzzing from the previous nights gig. Stos and Dimitri felt the need to kick back and sink into a couple of grass roots gigs at venues which had supported them in the past, and I kid you not, these were two gigs were both monumentous musical delights. I did mention in my ‘Introduction to Bite The Buffalo’ article that these guys had found their mojo and I can now honestly say that this mojo has had a steroid injection! Bite The Buffalo are way ahead of form right now, they blast away all expectations in sheer BTB excellence.
Fridays set lasted for about an hour and a half as the guys pumped out all of their material to date. The atmosphere was intoxicated and electrified by their stunning sound and the BTB brothers closed the evening sweetly and cannily by playing encores in return for more pints of beer, this was a party weekend.
Saturday night was the second low key local party gig in Glastonbury and due to some excellent news whole Bite The Buffalo vibe had just got bigger and better. It has been confirmed that Bite The Buffalo are due to play at Glastonbury Festival on Friday 28th June at 4pm on the BBC introducing stage. This is a fabulous follow on from the bands set and interview with BBC Introducing In The West where you can find out a little more about Bite The Buffalo and hear them play.
Another piece of news which must have boosted the BTB spirits that weekend is that Bite The Buffalo are to be interviewed one again by the BBC behind the main stage on the Saturday night of Glastonbury Festival, just before the Rolling Stones play. There is a whole lot of stuff going on in the Bite The Buffalo camp right now, and if you get the chance to see them and or hear their material, especially the new album Blue Lips then you will understand why. Blue Lips was released earlier this year, more material is forming and if this sounds anything like the six encores from the Saturday night gig then we are in for another real treat in the future.
Blue Lips is a musical marvel that is crammed to the hilt with bluesy rock’n’roll, not only does this album satisfy the taste buds but it enlightens and animates the soul. Blue Lips easily deserves a 10/10 rating. Just like the previous Bite The Buffalo releases this album shows and shares the bands musical prowess and blues/rock’n’roll roots more than ever before. It has been released through Daddy Longlegs.
This video from the Bite The Buffalo You Tube channel will give you a taste of Blue Lips and give you some tour snippets from March this year.