Australian 5-piece BAD // DREEMS have released a new video for the track CANNONBALL, taken from their album DOOMSDAY BALLET, released by BMG in October 2019. Watch the video
“The original version of Cannonball was more along the lines of a Jesus and Mary Chain song,” explain the band about the song. “The key to how it ended up how it did was Burke Reid [producer] coming up with the very counterintuitive groove. We recall we were also listening to Prince’s Purple Rain as a reference in the studio, for what it’s worth. What a masterpiece that song is! Ben then knocked out the clip in a few hours with long-time collaborator Tom Stevens in the iconic and much-loved Bakehouse rehearsal studios in Melbourne.”
The band toured the UK and Europe in late 2019 with fellow Australians The Chats and now embark on a headline UK tour, full dates as below.
Thu 12 BRIGHTON Latest Music Bar | TICKETS
Fri 13 LONDON Oslo | TICKETS
Sat 14 MANCHESTER Night People | TICKETS
Sun 15 GLASGOW Nice & Sleazy | TICKETS
Mon 16 BIRMINGHAM Castle & Falcon | TICKETS
Tue 17 BRISTOL Louisiana | TICKETS
Support comes from SICK JOY and LUXURY APARTMENTS.
BAD // DREEMS released DOOMSDAY BALLET in October 2019 via BMG / Farmer and The Owl to enormous critical praise, including an Australian Music Prize nomination, constant support from KEXP Radio in the USA, countless plays at college radio stations, a full album feature on triple j Radio in Australia and, as if this wasn’t enough, a sold out Australian album tour.
Championed by the likes of Robert Forster [The Go-Betweens], The Avalanches, Mark Opitz and Midnight Oil, the band recently put on a fundraiser for the Bush Fire Relief appeal and raised over $200,000.
The band have toured extensively in Australia and abroad, appearing at Splendour in The Park and Laneway Festival, and supporting acts such as At the Drive-In, The Avalanches and Cold Chisel. Following their tour with The Chats, the band then returned home to round off a massive 2019 with performances at Best Night Ever on the Gold Coast and the National Falls Festival run.