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Black Hats- Bad News Telephone


We are pleased to be promoting the new track 'Bad News Telephone' from Oxfordshire, UK based intelli-punk band Black Hats


Earning an impressive live reputation on the vibrant and competitive Oxford music scene, BLACK HATS are back with a new dose of pop punk and new wave with their EP, 'Bad News Telephone'. Songs about depression, factory smoke and lost loves and lives, the sound is exciting and fresh, with a nod to the new wave of the early 80s.



Their debut EP, Austerity for the Hoi Polloi (produced by Sam Williams – Plan B, Supergrass), garnered praise online from sites such as Muzu.tv, Stereoboard and Red Hot Velvet and received acclaim in local press such as the Oxford Mail and Ocelot Magazine. Follow-up singles 'Button Down Shirt' and 'Gang of One' earned equal praise with the band finding commercial success in the US with their most recent single 'No More Smoke...' - the song featured in both Shameless and The Magician on US TV.



High-profile shows at Truck Festival, Wychwood, Gathering Festival and support slots with Dodgy and NME darlings, Spector, have strengthened support that the band has already had from BBC Introducing Oxfordshire and BBC 6Music (Tom Robinson). Oxford’s respected music journal, Nightshift Magazine, has sighted Black Hats as ‘ahead of the current crop.’  

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