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The Black Watch


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Formed in Santa Barbara in 1988, the black watch have released 13 CDs of highly literary, catchy indiepop; as Andy Gill of Gang of Four recently said in The Independent UK, “Los Angeles has not produced a band like this in a long time; they have, in singer/songwriter John Andrew Fredrick, an artist capable of both My Bloody Valentine miasma AND Nick Drake quietness. Pity that they are relying on a tiny label out of Dorset UK to get their latest fine CD, “the hypnotizing sea,” heard.”


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  • alfancur

    i would like you guys to tour indonesia!

    28 Oct 2011 Reply
  • juepucta

    They are great guys. Pretty much the same thing happened to me last night. Saw them play, stood in awe at this band that stands shoulder to shoulder with the Go-Betweens, The Chills, The Church making elegant adult pop (not a bad word) rock. At the end of the night they just gave me a copy of LZ5. Great evening all around.

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • alfancur

    @mikeinbed:seriously he just gave you tatterdemalion?like handed it over to you?gosh!

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • alfancur

    hey they released a 2010 album called LED ZEPPELIN V,and does anybody review IT?

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • alfancur

    We got a band like this here in indonesia,called Hi Mom!, and another called The Sastro

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Shoegeezer

    This band is genius and is sadly overlooked.How many bands can sound like MBV and The Go Betweens at the same time?NONE except The Black Watch.True indie pop genius.

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
  • bylandorsea

    This band is so good. Too bad that they're not more well known.

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • cruz992

    Great songs but The Black Watch without J'Anna Jacoby isn't the same.

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • hall0800

    I have the bagpipe group Black Watch, not these guys.

    13 Mar 2009 Reply
  • mikeinbed

    me and my band played with the the black watch. well just john actually. in a dark dingy basement of a pub tucked away in camden town in london. I remember that night i just stood there in awe. i bought him a pint and he gave me a copy of tatterdemalion. such a nice guy. its a fucking shame this band hasnt been recognised more. truly inspirational. good music still exists out there.

    17 Feb 2008 Reply
  • schwagcast

    a diamond in the rough

    9 Oct 2007 Reply

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