Black Pistol Fire
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresRock and Roll, Garage Punk, Southern Rock, punk blues
Years active2011–present
LabelsRifle Bird Music, Modern Outsider
Websiteblackpistolfire.com
Members
  • Kevin McKeown
  • Eric Owen

Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian-born, Austin-based rock duo. The group consists of Kevin McKeown (guitar/lead vocals) and Eric Owen (drums). Their sound is a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk.

History

Early Years

Kevin McKeown and Eric Owen met in kindergarten at a North Toronto elementary school.[1] They started playing Rock and Roll together in high school.[2]

Deadbeat Graffiti

In 2017, Consequence of Sound named them best early-day wake up call at Riot Fest 2017[3] and selected them as the best performance at Voodoo Fest 2017.[4]

They achieved breakout success in 2018 with "Lost Cause" reaching number one[5] and "Bully" reaching number five in Canada rock airplay.[6]

Discography

Studio albums

  • 2011 - Black Pistol Fire - self-released
  • 2012 - Big Beat '59 - Rifle Bird Records
  • 2014 - Hush Or Howl - Modern Outsider
  • 2016 - Don't Wake the Riot - Modern Outsider
  • 2017 - Deadbeat Graffiti - Rifle Bird Records
  • 2021 - Look Alive - Black Hill Records[7]

EPs

  • 2012 - Shut-Up!

Singles

  • 2015 - Damaged Goods/Mama’s Gun
  • 2019 - Level
  • 2019 - Black Halo
  • 2019 - Temper Temper/So Real
  • 2019 - Pick Your Poison
  • 2019 - Well Wasted
  • 2020 - Hope in Hell
  • 2021 - Look Alive No. 32 Billboard Alternative Airplay

References

  1. ^ Hardee, Howard (2017-10-04). "Behind Black Pistol Fire's Smoking-Hot Rock & Roll: Two Life-Long Friends". Riverfront Times. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  2. ^ Danger, Timothy (2012-08-22). "Black Pistol Fire brings rock And roll music back to Texas". The Victoria Advocate. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  3. ^ Suzanne-Mayer, Dominick (2017-09-18). "Riot Fest 2017 Festival Review: From Worst to Best". Consequence of Sound. Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  4. ^ Hallon, David (2017-10-30). "Voodoo 2017 Festival Review: Top 10 Sets". Consequence of Sound. Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  5. ^ "Canada Rock National Airplay". Nielsen BDS. 2018-03-12. Archived from the original on 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  6. ^ "Canada Rock National Airplay". Nielsen BDS. 2018-08-11. Archived from the original on 2018-08-11. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  7. ^ "Black Pistol Fire – 'Look Alive' : new album by explosive garage punk/blues infused rock duo out 29.01.21". Rock 'N' Load. December 16, 2020. Retrieved January 28, 2021.