When Bendigo rock band Black Aces heard the title of heroes AC/DC’s storming new single ‘Shot In The Dark’, it raised a few smirks in the camp.
Often cited, or simply dismissed, because of their own penchant for loud four chord rock, Black Aces saw the funnier side of sharing the title track of their 2016 debut album with the rock legends.
“Every review the band has ever had mentions AC/DC at some stage, which is fair enough,” says drummer Pete McMillan.
“Usually it’s positive, but some say we lean too much into their sound. Well now they’ve gone and pinched our bloody title!” he laughs.
Despite the constant comparisons coming humorously full circle, Pete insists the band couldn’t be happier.
“2020 has been a shocker. It’s no secret how much we love AC/DC, so it if means hearing some new music from them, we are more than happy sharing!”
Enjoying slightly relaxed COVID restrictions in hometown Bendigo, Black Aces – like everyone – are still lamenting the year that could have been.
“We had a couple UK tours, a few festivals and recording the new album all have to go on the back burner. It happens, no use complaining about it. We are all in the same boat”
Black Aces are quite philosophical about what lies ahead, and to celebrate 4 years since the release of their own Shot In The Dark album, are having a sale on their webstore where you can pick up signed copies of the album for $7.50.
“You’ve just gotta take the little wins, get on with things, and hope it improves don’t ya?”
“If not, we could always try and sue ’em!” he laughs.
Black Aces are:
Tyler Kinder – Lead Vocals / Lead Guitar
Jarrad Morrice – Rhythm Guitar
Alex McMillan – Bass
Pete McMillan – Drums
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