Adelaide rock band Bad//Dreems announce Australian tour for June and July

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Adelaide rock band Bad//Dreems announce Australian tour for June and July

They'll be joined by the likes of Children Collide, Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice, Doe St and more.

Adelaide rock band BAD//DREEMS have announced they’ll be travelling around the country this June and July, rejoicing in the radiance of their new pub-rock-meets-art-rock album ‘HOO HA!’ which will be released May 19.

Hailed as one of the most vital guitar acts in the country, BAD//DREEMS will be serving up their pub prose like parmas in this exclusive album tour, taking fans on a vaudevillian romp, chock full of characteristically wry observational lyrics and rhyming slang, creating a cultural experience for all.

BAD//DREEMS Tour 2023

Friday June 23 Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
with Children Collide and Twine

Saturday June 24 Corner Hotel, Melbourne
with Children Collide, Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice and Doe St

Friday June 30 Triffid, Brisbane
with Children Collide, Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice and Arthington Stack

Saturday July 1 Factory Theatre, Sydney
with Children Collide, Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice and Sad Girls Sex Club

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

BT from Love Police, who will be presenting the tour, says: “Our love affair with the Baddies started back in 2014 with their excellent single, My Only Friend. Over the last ten years we’ve become mates, partners, raconteurs, and we were honoured to be asked to put together a national tour for this sick new album. Together with the band we’re presenting a curated evening from doors until curfew.We look forward to guiding the band and their loyal supporters through an evening of unreal music and good times.”

‘HOO HA!’, album #4 for Bad//Dreems, began its life post-pandemic in a small studio in Adelaide, located in a disused neo-gothic incinerator designed by Walter Burley Griffin and containing Billy Thorpe’s old Neve recording desk. “We had a new found appreciation and zest for being able to play together that created the energy of the album,” Marwe said of the experience.

The songs were taken to Melbourne and recorded with Dan Luscombe (Amyl and the Sniffers, Courtney Barnett, the Drones) at Soundpark Studio in early 2022. The result epitomises the power of Bad//Dreems, where pub rock meets art-rock and where high and low culture collide to paint a vivid picture of our times.

Today BAD//DREEMS also released a new single off their forthcoming album. New Breeze captures the frustration, malaise and confusion of the post-pandemic world.

“We looked forward to a utopia at the end of the pandemic, but life is never that simple. You end up just pissing in a different breeze” says Alex Cameron (guitar) in relation to the song’s creation.

In a similar vein to the spontaneous pub prose of previous single ‘See You Tomorrow’ front man Ben Marwe leads the listener with a Canned Heat-esque flute hook. Going up the country indeed.

General public tickets on sale Wednesday, April 19 from here