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On the eve of their European tour dates, Buñuel have shared the video for Killers Like Us album track ‘Roll Call’.

Speaking of the song, vocalist Eugene S. Robinson says, “Any day that ends with a night that has me hiding behind curtains with the sharpest straight razor I have ever laid eyes, and hands, on is going to be a good day. And in an obvious nod to the inspiration for the band’s name, Director Annapaola Martin rides Buñuel’s straight razor right into David Lynch territory in her video for ‘Roll Call’… a song that for sure makes the most of the fact that ‘the devil never takes his time.’ Also I don’t think I’ve said the word ‘fuck’ as many times in a single song. Which makes it a perfect soundtrack for the horrors within which we now all live.”

Director Annapaola Martin adds; “Dealing with the devil is always difficult. ‘Roll Call’ reminds me how unconscious thoughts can be hard to manage. They are always with us but sometimes they become difficult to control and when they take over, everything becomes possible.”

Watch the video here:



02/07 – Arcella Bella, Padova (IT)

03/07 – Fluc, Wien (AT)

04/07 – T3 Kultùrny Prostriedok, Bratislava (SK)

05/07 – Cassiopeia, Berlin (DE)

06/07 – DS17 – Dordrecht (NL)  NEW

07/07 – La Bulle Café, Lille (FR)

08/07 – Cafe Oto, London (UK)

09/07 – Supersonic Fest, Birmingham (UK)

10/07 – The Prince Albert, Brighton (UK)

11/07 – Crofters Rights, Bristol (UK)

12/07 – Glazart, Paris (FR)

13/07 – Le Bamp, Brussels (BE)

14/07 – La Grenze, Strasbourg (FR)

15/07 – Humbug, Basel (CH)

16/07 – Freakout Club, Bologna (IT)

Buñuel, featuring Oxbow’s Eugene S. Robinson on vocals, have  released ‘Crack Shot’ ahead of third album, Killers Like Us.

"Crack Shot gives me what has now become a BUÑUEL staple and is reminiscent of other famous duos — Sonny and Cher, the White Stripes, Steve and Eydie, Mickey and Sylvia — in that I get to sing with my wife, Kasia Robinson from Maneki Nekro. On the first two records, and I think it just happened by accident, we argued about something totally unrelated RIGHT before we recorded…making it a weird sort of compelling relationship journal. Pleased to report that this one was recorded without an argument.” – Eugene S. Robinson

Unforgiving, merciless, beautiful, BUÑUEL is the sound of a difficult situation made worse by an unwillingness and an inability to play nice. BUÑUEL’s unpredictable amalgam of angular rhythms, drum salvos, blitzkrieg guitars and vocals that sound more like threats than promises is post-punk, proto-heavy and arty (as in avant-garde noise).

Listen to ‘Crack Shot’ here:

BUÑUEL’s upcoming album Killers Like Us — the third part of a trilogy that started with A Resting Place for Strangers, and then The Easy Way Out – is a killer addition to the canon of good music for bad people.

The band are named after the Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel, "the only filmmaker to first make his bones by making good on what happens when straight razors meet eyeballs".

BUÑUEL are a near-super group of global significance boasting the sound work of the Italian trio of guitarist Xabier Iriondo (Afterhours), the bass of Andrea Lombardini, and the drums of Francesco Valente (Il Teatro Degli Orrori, Snare Drum Exorcism, and Lume), along with the vocals of Eugene S. Robinson (OXBOW).

"The ambiguity implied by the title where it’s not entirely clear whether the killers are similar to us or just appreciate us, is nowhere in evidence in the music, which sets out to say in as clear a way as possible: your death is an inevitable consequence of you, very precisely, being YOU." – Eugene S. Robinson
The album will be released on February 18th, 2022, on CD/LP/Digital by Profound Lore Records and La Tempesta International.


Cover photo by KASIA ROBINSON


A new Oxbow album? Yep: their seventh LP, Thin Back Duke is out through Hydra Head on My 5th. As a taster, they’ve offered up a video for ‘Cold & Well-Lit Place’. It may or may not be a reference to Ernest Hemingway’s 1933 short story ‘ A Clean, Well-Lighted Place’, but it’s belting. Watch the video here: