Bête Noire release their latest single ‘Piss on Putin’

Besi Besemar January 20, 2015

London quintet Bête Noire has released its latest single Piss on Putin as a free download. It is available now from the band’s official Soundcloud page.

Piss On PutinTHE SINGLE, inspired by the poster above, seen at a demonstration against the homophobia faced by LGBT people in Russia before the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, infuses striking guitars with deep bass lines, along with dark yet distinctive vocals.

Bête Noire is David Hargreaves, Danny Defalco, Billy Bloom, Andrew G and James Whitfield and collectively they create spiky, edgy, sultry and infectious music. With just two singles under their belt, they’ve already received support from the likes of NME, Clash Magazine and Xfm.

David Hargreaves, a self-identified queer cisgendered male, saw the poster at a demonstration held outside Downing Street in London prior to the Winter Olympics.

He said: “Seeing these posters had a powerful impact on me considering the severe hatred shown towards all things LGBT by the Russian Government at the time, such as Russia’s Sports Minister confirming that athletes who engaged in ‘propaganda’ of their homosexuality could be arrested!”

He continued: “I tend to steer away from politically charged musical statements but I really felt so strongly about the current political climate in relation to how thousands of people were being treated over in Russia – drilling home the insanity of the homophobic laws in place in today’s society. I felt that I needed to contribute and stand up in my own little way, which resulted in this song.”

Bête Noire plan to release a series of singles followed by an EP in early 2015, before moving on to work on their debut album.

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