Bambara is a Brooklyn-based dark, noise/punk band with a Western slant. The trio, consisting of twin brothers Reid and Blaze Bateh and childhood friend William Brookshire, formed in Athens, GA. Shortly after they moved to a basement apartment in Brooklyn where they recorded their ambitious debut LP DREAMVIOLENCE (2013), their sprawling noise-collage EP NIGHT CHIMES (2014) and their snarly, apocalyptic sophomore LP SWARM (2016) to much acclaim. Their 3rd LP SHADOW ON EVERYTHING, Bambara's first release on Wharf Cat Records, comes out on April 6th.
Although Reid plays all the guitar on their records, Bambara recently added two guitarists to their live shows, allowing Reid to sneer and stagger around the stage as he sings unhindered by instruments. They've shared the stage with Iceage, The Men, Daughters and Uniform and have toured with Liars, Girl Band, Metz, A Place to Bury Strangers and Algiers. They've also led their own European tour which included a headlining gig at the Le Guess Who? Festival in 2016. In 2017, after recording Shadow on Everything, Blaze and Reid were personally contacted by Angus Andrew to join as members of Liars' touring band.