05/08/2014 – Our next London show (The Black Heart) on sale NOW.

We’re BACK.

After the huge success of the first ‘Somewhat Damaged’ event (and before it’s return in September), the next very special show we have lined up for you is on Sunday 31st August at The Black Heart in Camden. We’re supporting the ‘eargasmic’ Eva Plays Dead who are finishing their UK tour with this intimate London date, one that is not to be missed! Also joining us are Empire Warning and Loving Forty-Four

Advance tickets are available direct from us for the discount price of £5. They are selling quickly already, so it’s highly recommended that you get in there ASAP to ensure you get the best price as entry OTD will be more expensive!

Contact us via the band page on Facebook, via e-mail on blacksixteen@hotmail.co.uk or direct to any of the band member’s personal pages to arrange advance tickets!

Click the poster below to find the official Facebook event page!


26/07/2014 – Somewhat Damaged (the aftermath)


Blown away by how many of you sexy people showed up for our first ‘Somewhat Damaged’ event at The Unicorn Camden Live last night, what an amazing evening! It was truly one of the best party atmospheres we’ve ever had the pleasure to play in, so thank YOU to each and every one of you who came down to the show!

Much love to The Voodoo Binmen, Dumbjaw and The Dogbones who all played immense sets… ’twas a total pleasure to play alongside you all!

Let’s keep this momentum going dudes and dudettes, HERE is a link to the next SD event, pop this date in your diaries now… Same deal, free entry and awesome bands, let’s pack the place out like last night!

Peace & Sweat,

Matt @ B16 x


06/07/2014 – Last night was HOT.

Well that was HOT.

We had a shedload of fun sweating our asses off on the ‘cosy’ little stage last night in The Stag’s Head. Usual tech gremlins aside, the atmosphere was awesome and we loved playing to you guys, so THANKS to everyone who checked us out!

Much love to the legends from Spider Redundant, Healthy Junkies and Skinsitive, we’re proud to play alongside you all… always a pleasure!


22/06/2014 – Freaky concept art for our filth-fest video!

The pre-production for our upcoming stop-motion filth-fest ‘Freak’ is nearing an end… to say we’re excited about this would be an understatement!

Click the pics below to check out the incredible work so far by Leah and Adam over at PEW36 Animation Studios… we can’t wait to see the final results of all this labour!



12/06/2014 – Somewhat Damaged? Read This.

Here’s a show we’re looking forward to at the end of July…

We’re curating a special night at The Unicorn in Camden Town, a night of dirty, loud, heavy, grunge noise called SOMEWHAT DAMAGED.

Local legends The Dogbones will be headlining the night, with support from our good (bad) selves Black Sixteen, as well as from the awesome Dumbjaw and the insane The Voodoo Binmen!

Put the date in your diary now! The Facebook event is HERE.




SOMEWHAT DAMAGED: A new night of LOUD alternative noise from the underground, featuring sets from:

The Dogbones (Onstage 10.15pm – 10.45pm):

A primal, sneering, garage punk animal chewing on a candy cane bone of pop with enough catchy choruses to choke a pig. Buzzsaw guitar, tribal groove bites punk rock drumming and a girl with ants in her pants. This band is LOUD.

Black Sixteen (Onstage 9.30pm – 10.00pm):

Moving forward as a three-piece with a harder stripped down sound, their early style of delicately heavy rock has evolved into a venomous form of dark grunge noise, a bitter tongued pill that burns on the way down. Destroy something beautiful today.

Dumbjaw (Onstage 8.45pm – 9.15pm):

Fresh from a performance at Download, with an average height of about 5’7″, slightly scruffy and very LOUD… a mangled wreckage of alternative indie, rock ‘n’ roll and punk. Dumbjaw loves making your ears bleed.  

The Voodoo Binmen (Onstage 8pm – 8.30pm):

Two amazing idiots from London, who make as much noise and go as mental as they can. They regularly and professionally hurt, disgust and embarrass themselves all at once, if you like punk rock and “you’ve been framed” this is your band.


The Unicorn Camden Live
227 Camden Road, London, NW1 9AA

Friday 25th July 2014.

22/05/2014 – Our NEW bass player… she’s FEISTY!!

We’re proud to announce that Black Sixteen are welcoming a new full-time bass player to our ranks. Please welcome the feisty, Italian spirit that you all know and love; Miss Danybass Jones!

Formerly of the huge, noisy, London metallers Kopperhed, Dany comes with a wealth of experience, skill, energy, style and most importantly… PASSION.

After coming highly recommended, her trial/audition went superbly, and we’re super excited to get back in the studio and start gigging with her soon too…

Welcome Dany! — with Danybass Jones.

30/04/2014 - Black 16 go east again this July!

We’ll be joining our good friends Healthy Junkies again in July for this show in Old Street, supporting the brilliant French band Skinsitive, as well as playing alongside the badass Spider Redundant again too!

And it is one, two… FREE.

30/04/2014 - Black Sixteen @ Camden Rocks Festival!!

Do us a favour guys, head here and take two seconds of your time to let the good people at Camden Rocks Festival know that we should be playing at the festival this year!

Go here:


And type ‘Black Sixteen’, then hit Enter.

Simples! We you for it.