BEWDLEY was transformed into the wild west when Kidderminster band Dharma Bums filmed a music video in the town.

Kidderminster musician and award-winning filmmaker Nick J Townsend directed the video for ‘Ballad of El Chivato’ – which is one of five songs featured on their debut EP ‘Nothing to Lose Blues’.

The clip will be released on Saturday, January 27 and follows on from the EP which was released in July last year to positive reviews as well as receiving airplay on BBC Introducing.

It was filmed on a Bewdley site known as ‘The Bloody Hole’ which witnessed one of the final skirmishes of the English Civil War.

Dharma Bums lead singer Kevin Wrench said: “You have to suspend your disbelief.

“We’re on the plains of the American wild west, lamenting the passing of our fallen comrade the notorious outlaw Billy The Kid, amidst the glow of campfire light and the setting sun”.

The band draws it inspiration from a range of sources including history, folklore, current affairs, film and literature, as well as blues, folk, country, rock n’ roll and jazz to create their unique sound.

They formed late in 2015 and have been regulars at local venues ever since. The band are keen to perform at more music festivals this year after a successful appearance at Hopfest last year and have already been confirmed for Wolvesfest in June.

‘Nothing to Lose Blues’ is out now and available on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer while physical copies can be purchased through bandcamp or directly from the band at one of their gigs.