Black Aces don’t mind sharing a ‘Shot In The Dark’ with legends AC/DC

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 its 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.

Purchase ‘Shot in the Dark’ right now;

Black Aces are:

Tyler Kinder – Lead Vocals / Lead Guitar

Jarrad Morrice – Rhythm Guitar

Alex McMillan – Bass

Pete McMillan – Drums

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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