Heavy country-rockers Bootyard Bandits release Lockdown song ahead of Derbyshire dates

Boot-scooting band Bootyard Bandits are warming up for a tour, which includes two dates in Derbyshire, by releasing a new EP and virtual performances during lockdown.

By Gay Bolton
Saturday, 2nd May 2020, 5:00 am
Bootyard Bandits
Bootyard Bandits

The heavy country-rock band will be playing at The County music bar in Chesterfield on July 11 and the Rock and Blues Festival, Pentrich on July 25.

An exclusive track, entitled Lockdown, which is only available on social media has just been released and can be watched on https://youtu.be/8Q5PcWQTP30Drummer Bamm Bamm said: “I think we can all agree - lockdown is rubbish and drinking is awesome. So we figured, in the absence of any live shows, why not write a song about both of those things?“We threw this little ditty together ourselves from the confines of our own homes. No swanky mixing, mastering or pro film crew. Just five idiotic cowboys and a couple of cats. We might record it properly one day. But in the meantime - watch, listen, enjoy and share with all your friends!”Bootyard Bandits are staging the following virtual performances on their social media sites at 8pm – guitar sessions will be held on May 1 and 5. a drum session on May 3, a country music bass playthrough on May 7 and Bootyard banjo medley on May 9.Hailing from Worcester the band attracted media attention with their hilariously gruesome Lego stop-motion video for the single Hoedown Showdown. Bootyard Bandits have toured Europe supporting pirate metallers Alestorm and ambushed the UK as special guest to Massive Wagons. Their live shows are fast gaining a reputation, with their Wild West elements in full display on stage and their soundscape blasted at full volume.