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Bravo Max

A 15-track sophomore LP, Bull Fighter Blues, will be released November 4th, 2016.

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The new album is a decisive shift in direction for Bravo Max and it is the culmination of three years of truly collaborative writing. Since slimming down to a trio from the previous release’s line up as a sextet, the band has also taken on a vastly different sound, going from raucous Americana to progressive rock and roll. In addition to top shelf musicianship by the backbone trio, guest performances, including baritone sax, steel guitar, Hammond B3 organ, trumpet, flute, and trombone, help to solidify the rowdy and emphatic style of the November release. Bullfighter Blues is a gritty and triumphant trip; it is a dreamy flash of instrumental psychedelia mixed with easily accessible rock and roll.

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91.7 KXT radio in Dallas recently premiered the initial teaser tracks. Listen here via KXT

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Publicity, Europe -Peter Holmstedt, Hemifrån

“‘Lay Low’ is just a great rock song. It comes in on a doomy, reverbed guitar riff and ultra tight drumming with a restrained, resigned vocal sitting sweetly in the mix and every now and again bursts out into grungy ‘Screaming Trees’ territory before settling down once more. It does finally break free at about two minutes twenty with an epic guitar solo and exquisitely recorded bass pushing things along, then back into the chorus briefly before another fine instrumental playout that ends entirely appropriately in a squeal of feedback. As I said, just a great rock song!

‘No Memory’ is another one of those spare, lean, muted guitar led tracks they seem to do so well while the final song ‘Seizure Girl’ is more ballad based and put me in mind of Chris Stapleton’s modern Americana and his take on ‘Tennessee Whiskey’.

This album is a lot of fun and passes a nod and wink to several musical genres, let alone eras, but the band is still able to maintain a cohesive, recognisable identity. The playing throughout is splendid and although the additional musicians add depth and interest, the core Bravo Max trio are a real rock powerhouse that remain at the heart of this sound. Top it off with great recording and production values and it all adds up to a fine piece of work indeed.”

Paul Jackson – FATEA RECORDS, UK

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“Some sort of unholy fusion of

The Walkmen & Wilco.”

– Darryl Smyers, DALLAS OBSERVER

Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue
Tour: 2016 Tour
10/09/16 Dallas, TX The Curtain Club
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10-$12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2800 Main Street. Residual Kid of SIRE Records w/ Bravo Max Doors at 7p. Show at 8p. RESIDUAL KID is a 3-piece rock band from Austin, Texas. They have been called a grunge band, a punk band and “the badass teen band that just might change rock music” (Huffington Post). Very simply: they are teenagers and they do play rock music – Deven Ivy (17) is the singer/guitarist and brothers Ben (17) and Max Redman (15) play drums and bass respectively. Despite their youth the band is a sophisticated blend of rock equally influenced by early 90’s grunge and today’s more interesting underground music. After meeting and coming together at the behest of an instructor at a youth rock camp, Residual Kid began performing around Austin. Soon after arriving on the scene it was clear that Residual Kid wasn’t just a good kid band, they were just a good band – no qualifier needed. The band eventually released an EP to local acclaim and began performing at festivals like Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin City Limits and SXSW (as well emerging artist festivals such as New York’s CMJ and Denver’s Underground Music Showcase) and gaining industry attention along the way. In 2014 the band did sessions with Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, Steve McDonald (OFF! / Redd Kross) and with Andrew Kelman (Cat Power, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) at the Beastie Boys Oscilloscope Studios in New York. In 2015 the band was signed to Warner Bros. Records imprint SIRE Records by SIRE founder Seymour Stein (who famously discovered the Ramones, Madonna, Talking Heads). Later that same year the band traveled to Europe for the first time performing at in clubs in London and at the Pukklepop Festival in Belgium, Oya Festival in Norway and Way Out West Festival in Sweden. When the band returned home they recorded their SIRE debut (SALSA) with Grammy nominated Chris “Frenchie” Smith (JET, …Trail of Dead, Meat Puppets) at Bubble Studios in Austin. Related post. Buy Tickets More information
Tour: Bullfighter Blues Tour
11/11/16 Hot Springs, AR Maxine’s
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $5-$10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 700 Central Ave. Venue phone: (501) 321-0909. On Friday, November 11th Bravo Max will be at Maxine’s in Hot Springs, AR for their upcoming Bullfighter Blues Tour A 15-track sophomore album, Bull Fighter Blues, will be released November 4th, 2016 on St. Cait Records. The new work is a decisive shift in direction for Bravo Max and it is the culmination of three years of truly collaborative writing. Since slimming down to a trio from the previous release’s line up as a sextet, the band has also taken on a vastly different sound, going from raucous Americana to progressive rock and roll. In addition to top shelf musicianship by the backbone trio, guest performances, including baritone sax, steel guitar, Hammond B3 organ, trumpet, flute, and trombone, help to solidify the rowdy and emphatic style of the November release. Bullfighter Blues is a gritty and triumphant trip; it is a dreamy flash of instrumental psychedelia mixed with easily accessible rock and roll. Related post. Buy Tickets More information
Tour: 2016 Tour
11/18/16 Plano, TX McCall Plaza
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $0.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 998 E. 15th Street. On November 18th, Bravo Max is playing a free 90-minute set on McCall Plaza’s outdoor stage in downtown Plano, TX. Do not miss. Buy Tickets More information
Tour: Bullfighter Blues Tour
11/25/16 Dallas, TX The Double Wide
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $5-$10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3510 Commerce St. Venue phone: 214-887-6510. The new album is a decisive shift in direction for Bravo Max and it is the culmination of three years of truly collaborative writing. Since slimming down to a trio from the previous release’s line up as a sextet, the band has also taken on a vastly different sound, going from raucous Americana to progressive rock and roll. In addition to top shelf musicianship by the backbone trio, guest performances, including baritone sax, steel guitar, Hammond B3 organ, trumpet, flute, and trombone, help to solidify the rowdy and emphatic style of the November release. Bullfighter Blues is a gritty and triumphant trip; it is a dreamy flash of instrumental psychedelia mixed with easily accessible rock and roll. More information
12/03/16 Denton, TX Harvest House
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $2.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 331 E. Hickory St.. Venue phone: 940-218-6148. The new album is a decisive shift in direction for Bravo Max and it is the culmination of three years of truly collaborative writing. Since slimming down to a trio from the previous release’s line up as a sextet, the band has also taken on a vastly different sound, going from raucous Americana to progressive rock and roll. In addition to top shelf musicianship by the backbone trio, guest performances, including baritone sax, steel guitar, Hammond B3 organ, trumpet, flute, and trombone, help to solidify the rowdy and emphatic style of the November release. Bullfighter Blues is a gritty and triumphant trip; it is a dreamy flash of instrumental psychedelia mixed with easily accessible rock and roll. More information

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