Bullets Over Beauty
from Vancouver BC
Contact DetailsJason or Steffyn
Where or what is your Black Motel? We all have secrets, bad habits, or vices we like to keep to ourselves; at what point do you lose yourself completely? Does it affect those around you? When do you truly become your Black Motel?
Bullets Over Beauty as a collective one have a Black Motel, it’s probably not what you might think. Yes, we’re a rock band with an edge, w...e enjoy uncomfortably loud music and an occasional bare knuckles duel amongst friends. Maybe we’re not as typical as one might expect, sure we’ve been on a variety of compilation CD’s, played numerous shows including the Commodore Ballroom, and placed in the top 10 and 20 in 99.3 the Fox’s Seeds competition in 2009 and 2010. I’m mean, come on, we’ve been together as a local Vancouver band for the better part of 4 years now I should hope we’ve accomplished something! Like all bands in our position we crave hanging out in studios recording new material, playing live shows and wish it were our real jobs. But this time around it was especially rewarding with the emergence of our 4th EP entitled ‘Black Motel’. For this 4 song symphony I drew back to my days handcuffed to Lymphoma Cancer where I struggled to find the key to release me; the lyrics tell the story. Was this my Black Motel? Or was it the rut that accompanied? Only I know for sure the complexities of my life. I can tell you one thing, I’m really just a simple man fronting an alt rock band, the same also goes for Jay (Guitar), Glenn (Bass), and Adam (Drums). We’re each our own individual, we each have our own ‘Black Motel’, some too inappropriate to mention...
I guess in a roundabout way this brings me back to my point of our collective Black Motel. The one thing that Bullets Over Beauty cannot do without, the one thing that keeps us coming back over and over again, night after night. You’re probably thinking it’s the ups and downs of a typical independent rock and roll band. Well that’s part of it; the other part is nude tandem bicycling...