About Black Cab
Australian band Black Cab is Andrew Coates and James Lee with Wes Holland featuring on live and electro drums. Formed in in Melbourne in 2004, Black Cab’s sound has ranged from psychedelic kraut rock to electronic, often drawing inspiration from Europe and America in the 1960′s and ’70′s.
Black Cab’s debut album, Altamont Diary was released in Australia in late 2004, in the UK in Sept. 2005 and across Europe via Stickman Records in March 2006. Produced by Woody Annison, Altamont Diary received rave reviews around the world for it’s weird take on the fateful free concert at Altamont Speedway in late 1969. Black Cab’s second album, Jesus East, was produced by Brisbane based producer Magoo and was released in Australia in September 2006. The band toured Germany, Austria, Holland and Belgium in May 2007 to support the European release of Jesus East through Stickman Records, including a European tour EP of remixes and live material (Surrender EP).
Black Cab’s third album, Call Signs was released in Australia in July 2009 through Sydney label Laughing Outlaw. Call Signs featured a return to keyboards and found sounds loosely inspired by 1970′s East Germany and the notorious Stasi state security organisation. The album was produced by Woody Annison (Children Collide, ‘Altamont Diary’) and features a guest lead vocal from Died Pretty‘s legendary frontman Ron S. Peno. In February 2010 Call Signs was shortlisted for the 2009 Australian Music Prize.
Black Cab released their fourth album, Games of the XXI Olympiad, in Australia in November 2014. A double vinyl edition was released in May 2015 and the album will be released in the US and UK and Europe in June 2015.