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Blackbud are an indie rock band from Wiltshiremarker, comprising Joe Taylor (guitar, vocals), Adam Newton (bass, backing vocals) and Sam Nadel (drums, backing vocals). Blackbud have been compared to artists such as Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and Led Zeppelin, and have toured extensively, to critical acclaim, having attracted the attention of Jimmy Page, Michael Eavis and Steve Lamacq amongst other noteworthy people.

The band's debut album, From The Sky, was released on July 31, 2006, while their self-titled sophomore album, Blackbud was released on June 8, 2009, with digital-only single "You Can Run" preceding it by one week.



The band met at St Laurence Schoolmarker in their hometown of Bradford on Avonmarker, Wiltshiremarker. Having discovered they had the same musical interests, Taylor, Nadel, and Newton formed Blackbud in December 2002. The name, amongst many various interpretations, probably being derived from the bud of a plant/flower. Blackbud began as a covers band, and secured a residency at a local pub. They would mainly play sets comprising covers of songs by Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and Stevie Ray Vaughan. As time went on, Taylor began writing his own songs and three demo CDs were recorded during the band's first 18 months.

Record deal

In 2005, Blackbud signed to Independiente Records, a British independent record label whose roster includes Gomez, Travis and Embrace. The deal came after several major labels showed a considerable amount of interest in the band. After much deliberation, the band concluded that an independent would best suit their ethos. This record deal was a result of coming Joint First in the Glastonbury 2004 Unsigned bands competition.

New Album

In 2009, the band released their second studio album, Blackbud.


Studio albums


  • The Livewire EP (2005)
  • Heartbeat (2005)
  • Barefoot Dancing (2006)
  • Forever (2006)
  • Going to Therapy Pending (2008)
  • You Can Run (2009)

Song Appearances

"Barefoot Dancing" appears on The Skeleton Key soundtrack.


  • Joe Taylor - guitar, vocals
  • Sam Nadel - drums, backing vocals
  • Adam Newton - bass, backing vocals


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