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Bishops Collar

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"Bishops Collar"

‘Show Some Teeth’ does indeed bring it on! More accessible and even approaching anthem worthy status, this track stirs visions of live concert going into overdrive and therefore my only conclusion can be that this is BCs live favourite, as it is my BC favourite as yet.

-Ant Standring, Glasswerks - Glasswerks


"The Back Room Review"

Bishops Collar is a Port Huron, Michigan-based band that just released their first EP, consisting of three new tunes. We received a gracious invitiation to listen to the EP, as well as attend a local show of theirs, so we took them up on both.

The first song, “Stay” is a nice rocking tune and a good introduction to the band. You can hear a little Interpol in the guitar rhythm from Adam Nolin, and singer Anthony Reed’s range is on display throughout. He has a solid voice - a little trembling with some high pitch, but enough grit so as not to confuse him witha power-pop Nancy-boy.

“In These Lights” shows more of the band’s influences, as you hear some Killers and even a little Kings of Leon. And to that end,”This is Our Sunday” shows even more of The Killers dance-rock styling and a little throwback to the 1980’s.

The EP was more than enough to go check them out live, so we popped into Sylvie’s in Chicago and took a seat.

First impressions are that they are working hard - they sounded pretty tight and were definitely prepared. They also have a nice catalog of original songs to play from and there was a good range of sounds. I would like to hear them slow it down just a bit - not necessarily the speed, but at times it feels like there are too many anthems and not enough focus on one direction. Peaks and valleys throughout songs are good, but sometimes a good steady pace does the trick.

Overall, it was a good show - enough so that the venue asked them to come back. They play Sylvie’s (1902 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago) April 25, 2009. Last time it was a $5 cover, and absolutely worth it.

- The Sound Citizen


"Band leads local indie-rock revival"

"...Indie rock seems to be making a comeback in Port Huron, and exhibit A is the all-ages show Bishops Collar is playing...the show promises to be light on screaming and heavy on melody - and hooks."
-Bill Chapin, Times Herald - Bill Chapin, Times Herald


Discography

Bishops Collar self titled EP (2007)
In These Lights EP (2009)
In for the Kill (2011)

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After an exodus from the Industrial wastelands of Detroit, beaten through the mud and dragged through 99 weeks of unemployment, Bishops Collar has taken hold of working class rock in Brooklyn.

Influenced by the story telling and energy of Bruce Springsteen, while maintaining the unique character onyl seen in men grown in Michigan and the Rustbelt ,facing down hard times, Bishops Collar has been a staple at Brooklyn mainstay Spike Hill as well as Manhattan's Rockwood Music Hall over the past year.

Each Bishops Collar show entices the crowd to get in touch with the hard times this generation faces, all the while coloring the rhythms with guitar tones reminiscent of the Rolling Stones and U2.

Having extensively played the midwest with bands such as Kings X and Hello Goodbye Bishops Collar moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2009.