Blackwater Conspiracy – Biography
“…You’re unlikely to hear a better straight ahead rock ‘n’ roll record this year. You can trace the low slung guitars of Monday Club and Roll The Dice back to The Faces and Exile-era Stones…” 7/10 – CLASSIC ROCK
“ ‘Shooting The Breeze’ is simply masterful and gives all those new rough blues rockers a run for their money”. 10/10 Album Of The Month – POWERPLAY
“Blackwater Conspiracy stand out, not because what they do is necessarily new, but because they’re supremely good at it”. 4/5 – PLANET ROCK
Ask anyone Irish and they’ll tell you music is in their blood, and so it is with Blackwater Conspiracy from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Their debut album “Shootin’ The Breeze” was released June 2017 in the UK to wholesale critical acclaim. Festival slots at Download, Steelhouse and Ramblin’ Man Fair (2017 & 2019) and also high octane tours supporting Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Kris Barras, Joanne Shaw Taylor, along with two headline UK club tours cemented their reputation on the live scene. With more touring in the pipeline and a new album planned for early 2020, Blackwater Conspiracy continue to go from strength to strength, spreading their heady musical cocktail for more to discover…
Shootin’ The Breeze Album Reviews
POWERPLAY MAGAZINE – 10/10 (full version below)
PLANET MOSH – 5/5 (click here to read review)
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE – 7/10 (full version below)
TEAM ROCK – 7/10 (click here to read review)
MUSIPEDIA OF METAL – 10/10 (click here to read review)
HEAVY (aus) – 4/5 (click here to read review)
PLANET ROCK MAGAZINE – 4/5 (full version below)
ROCK N’ LOAD – 10/10 (click here to read review)
RUSH ON ROCK – 10/10 (click here to read review)
GET READY TO ROCK – 4/5 (click here to read review)
THE MIDLANDS ROCKS – (click here to read review)
HEADBANGERS LIFESTYLE – (click here to read review)
HARD ROCK HELL MAGAZINE (Number 3 in Album of the Year 2017) – (click here to read review)
“Shootin’ The Breeze”
11 weeks and in the Top 20 Official UK Jazz & Blues Chart.
Peak position on chart was #3.
“10 Of The Greatest Ramblin’ Man Sets So Far” – Click HERE to read feature
THE PAVILION BELFAST – Click HERE to read review
RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Click HERE to read review
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – Click HERE to read review
CASTLE & FALCON, BIRMINGHAM – W/ TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN – Click HERE to read review
CASTLE & FALCON, BIRMINGHAM – W/TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN – Click HERE to read review
THE IRON ROAD, EVESHAM – W/KRIS BARRAS BAND – Click HERE to read review
YARDBIRDS, GRIMSBY – W/KRIS BARRAS BAND – Click HERE to read review
BOSTON MUSIC ROOM, LONDON – DEBUT LONDON HEADLINE SHOW – DAVE LING REVIEW – Click HERE to read review
Belfast Acoustic Show w/ERIC MARTIN – Click HERE to read review
Interview with Phil Conalane
By Eric Mackinnon
For many Download-bound festival fun seekers Blackwater Conspiracy will be the very first band they wrap their eager lugs around.
The Northern Irish rockers will open the Zippo Encore Stage on Friday, June 9, and kick-start a weekend of hair-swinging, hip-thrusting, foot-stompin, partner twirling and smile inducing magic.
“I just hope we get through it without fuckin` it up,” jokes Blackwater Conspiracy frontman Phil Conalane.
“Seriously though, it is an honour to open the second stage so we plan on playing the songs off the new album, which is released the same day.
“We definitely want to hear what people think of it. You cant please everybody all the time but hopefully most people will `get it`. Its just our take on rock n roll done the Irish way.