UK indie's brightest new hopes
Cai Trefor
12:12 15th June 2017

UK indie's brightest new hopes Blackwaters have unveiled their new single 'Let The Good Times Roll'. Check it out first on Gigwise below

Played at blistering tempo, and kept short and sweet at two minutes forty seconds, it's a potent cut that nods to The Libertines and Stiff Little Fingers and the energy on this recording helps to convey why they're fast becoming known one of the most highly-acclaimed new live bands around.

As the title perhaps indicates, the song is about hedonistic pleasures, but also seems to touch on the trouble that comes along with being wasted. The song captures the essence of chaos of bar culture, getting into awkward situations, and camaraderie with mates. Few new tracks have distilled these scenes and feelings that come with being young and chasing the rock 'n' roll dream as well as this in a while.

Such is the potency of the song, expect heavy rotation on radio, and with support slots for The Libertines around the corner, Blackwaters have the opportunity to, and are likely to, win hearts up and down the country. These are a force to be reckoned with. Get on it early.


Friday 09 June - Camberley International Festival
Saturday 10 June - Derby, Download Festival
Tuesday 20 June - London, The Social
Thursday 06 July - Derby, The Venue
Friday 07 July - Stockton on Tees, KU Bar
Satuday 08 July - Coventry, Godiva Festival
Sunday 09 July - Glasgow, TRNSMT
Friday 21 July - Steventon, Truck Festival
Saturday 22 July - Sheffield, The Rocking Chair
Saturday 29 July - Kendal Calling
Monday 31 July - Guildford, Boileroom
Thursday 03 August - Newcastle, Times Square (supporting Libertines & Maximo Park)
Saturday 05 August - Hull, Humber Street Sesh
Friday 21/22/23 August - Reading & Leeds Festival
Friday 01 September - Wilkestock
Saturday 09 September - Guildford, Always The Sun Festival
Sunday 01 October - Bristol, Thekla
Monday 02 October - Cardiff, Glee Club
Tuesday 03 October - Birmingham, Institute 2
Thursday 05 October - Belfast, The Limelight
Friday 06 October - Glasgow, 02 ABC2
Sunday 08 October - Manchester, Academy 2
Monday 09 October - Leeds, The Wardrobe
Tuesday 10 October - Hull, The Welly
Wednesday 11 October - Nottingham, Glee Club
Friday 13 October - Sheffield, The Plug
Saturday 14 October - London, Electric Ballroom
Sunday 15 October - Brighton, Concorde 2