We are heading up to Yorkshire, always a real hotbed for up and coming rocking bands, to bring you our latest Band of the Month, Black Moth.

Black Moth's new album, Condemned To Hope, is due out later this month and our Tom has already given it a big thumbs up in his review Here.

Keep reading to the end, where Black Moth have given details of an exciting competition.

An unearthly concoction of 60s garage rock, head-spinning psychedelia and '1991-The-Year-Punk-Broke' grit, Black Moth rose from the Leeds underground scene, taking their trash culture fixations and their love for Stooges squalor and Sabbath sulphur to create an onslaught of monumental riff sorcery and serpentine grace. Their debut The Killing Jar effortlessly transcended its influences to arrive at a nefarious and turbulent brew, equal parts horror movie atmosphere, thunderous drive and maverick spark, with Harriet Bevan's biting and beguiling voice leading the charge.

The Moth have had a storming couple of years since, playing festivals such as Leeds, Reading and Download, as well as two European tours and a massive 15-date UK tour, not to mention stamping their live authority on support slots with Red Fang, Karma to Burn, Turbowolf and Truckfighers to name a few.

In 2013 they released the AA single of Savage Dancer and Tree of Woe as part of the prestigious Too Pure Singles Club.

Darker things are afoot as 2014 looms large, with the arrival of their still more bold second platter, produced like their first by Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Grinderman, The Cramps), which takes their kaleidoscopic heaviosity and sepulchral style to a whole new plateau of riff-driven dementia. With this and an appearance alongside the likes of Iggy Pop, Nick Cave and Lydia Lunch on the new Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions album 'Axels And Sockets' on the cards, the glow of this band's ampstacks and the roar of their diabolical fortitude are set to form signposts to fresh oblivion aplenty.

Harriet Bevan - Vocals,
Jim Swainston - Guitar,
Nico Carew - Guitar,
Dave Vachon - Bass,
Dom McCready - Drums.

The Stooges,
Jefferson Airplane,

Sounds Like:
Raw and passionately played from the gut with thunderous riffs and lyrical explorations of how weird it is to be a human.

Current release and where it's available:
New album Condemned to Hope released September 15th. Pre-order HERE
with free t-shirt bundle!

You have a track called Room13, we are flattered (ok, what is the track really about):
Room 13 poses a grim, threatening uneasiness as it heaves, unrelenting through its themes of paranoia, hallucination and crushing night terrors.
R13: So it is about us then!

Up and coming artists you would recommend:
Bong Cauldron.

Future Plans:
Touring, touring, touring! And FESTIVALS!!

Tour Dates:
26th Sept, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
27th Sept, Liverpool, The Kazimier
28th Sept, York, The Duchess
1st Oct, London, Underworld
2nd Oct, Birmingham, The Asylum
3rd Oct, Manchester, Roadhouse
5th Oct, Glasgow, The Attic
6th Oct, Sheffield, Corporation

Plus more to follow in UK and Europe. We are now playing Desertfest in Belgium and Keep it Low Festival in Munich.

If you were the prime minister for one day, what would you do:
Hang on tight to the NHS and never let go... and a total overhaul of the British Education System wouldn't go amiss. Is that boring? OK also I would make every Thursday a national jelly bath day, where citizens are required to take a bath in raspberry jelly and whipped cream.

If you could go back to any time in history, where would you go and why:
Probably the 1960s so that we could see all the amazing bands we missed out on.

Is there anything you would like to say to our readers:
Yeah! We need help designing our new Condemned to Hope Album Tee! Thought we'd do a competition. The winner will get this lovely Merchandise Package:
-Signed Vinyl
-Signed CD
-New T-shirt with your winning design
-50 pound
-2 free guest list places to collect all this from our uk Tour show

Draw a cool image with a new black moth logo or the existing one.
Think "condemned to hope"
A4 or larger.
3 colours max
Send as j-peg or pdf.

Email your designs to:

Closing date is 13th September,
Winner announced on release day.
Good Luck!!

Our thanks to Black Moth for taking the time to answer our questions, we look forward to Jelly Bath Thursdays soon.