The UK's Bad Sounds Share New Video, US Tour Kicks Off Next Week

The UK's Bad Sounds Share New Video, US Tour Kicks Off Next Week

UK-based Bad Sounds are excited to reveal a video for their track "How Are You Gonna Lose?" The band directed the clip and Flood Magazine premiered the video noting, "'How Are You Gonna Lose?' injects some serious soul into Bad Sounds' panoramic pop, lush with Motown horns and crisp, falsetto vocals. " Bad Sounds state, "We have a real soft spot for budget horror and kung fu movies, you can see a recurring style in all our videos and influences in our music too. The inspiration for the video came from watching Dario Argento's 'Suspiria' and falling in love with its aesthetic. It's a classic case of style over substance but it's done so well that it's easy to forgive. The sets and lighting are so bold and in your face that it really feels like it's set somewhere other than 'real life'. It seems to us that people are most creative when they have less to work with, and we find ourselves personally drawn to simple ideas that are done with style and care. We wanted to create something very simple and to show who we are, performing as individuals, shot in one take on 16mm film." Watch "How Are You Gonna Lose?" here:

Bad Sounds - How Are You Gonna Lose?

Bad Sounds have developed a reputation for their energetic and creative live shows -- they turn the room into a massive party. That was evident last week as the band played their first ever dates in the US, conquering SXSW with shows that got audiences up to the front of the room and dancing throughout their set. Next week the band hit the road as direct support for Broods . Those shows kick off March 26 in Santa Ana , CA and conclude in Washington , DC on April 20 . Along the way they stop in Los Angeles on March 27 for a show at The Fonda and hit NYC 's Irving Plaza on April 18 . All dates are listed below.

Before the release of Bad Sounds' highly anticipated debut album Get Better the band shared a handful of singles including " Are You High " which was was first heard stateside on Sirius' Alt Nation . Get Better was released in the Fall of 2018 on Sony imprint, Insanity Records. Around it's release the Bristol UK-based band unleashed a string of singles, 5 of which BBC Radio 1 's Annie Mac picked as her " Hottest Record in the World." LISTEN TO THOSE SINGLES HERE . That included "Wages" which channels the psychedelic hip-hop vibes of De la Soul and Beastie Boys, a track first made popular when it appeared on the Fifa 18 soundtrack . Clash noted its "deft, tongue-in-cheek portrayal of life on the breadline" and Billboard, premiering the video said Bad Sounds, "draws influences from the likes of Beck, The Flaming Lips and Curtis Mayfield, resulting in an eclectic mix of sounds particularly evident (here)." In addition Bad Sounds released 3 album singles - listen HERE to those.

Bad Sounds was formed by brothers Callum and Ewan Merrett. The two started on different musical paths before the band was born -- Ewan was keen on making hip-hop beats and playing with samples, Callum was more engrossed in the soul, pop and R'n'B of Marvin Gaye and Curtis mayfield. Combining Ewan and Callum's differing styles, they come together to create the colorful and unique world that is Bad Sounds, alongside Charlie Pitt (guitar), Sam Hunt (bass), and Olivia Dimery (drums) who form the rest of the band.


Bad Sounds on tour w/ The Broods

3/26 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

3/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda

3/29 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

3/30 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall

4/01 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre

4/02 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

4/03 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

4/05 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

4/06 - Denver, CO @ Summit

4/07 - Kansas City, MO @ The Truman

4/08 - St Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Hall

4/10 - Chicago, IL @ Metro

4/12 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix

4/13 - Montreal, QC @ Fairmount

4/14 - Boston, MA @ Paradise

4/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

4/18 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

4/19 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes

4/20 - Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

Photo by Beth Squire

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