September 2017

Get ready Frankston, Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems have today announced that they will be bringing the new tunes from their sophomore album GUTFUL, to fans in Melbourne suburbs via their renowned, tangled, sweaty and cathartic live show this September (public holiday eve).

Proving to be more than just a rock record, through GUTFUL, Bad//Dreems have managed to express the contradictions of the Australian condition: defiance and despair, solitude and tribalism, gentrification and decay.

No strangers to the Urban Spread circuit "Clowns" will be joining Bad//Dreems on this mighty epic event that is sure to bring Frankston to its knees. From modest beginnings as suburban Melbourne house-party punks, Clowns have become an undeniable and unstoppable force within the Australian music community, also along for the wild ride will be locals Pagan and Bombs are Falling.

Catch BAD//DREEMS, CLOWNS, PAGAN AND BOMBS ARE FALLING THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMEBER (public holiday eve) - PELLY BAR- FRANKSTON.

Bad//Dreems

BAD//DREEMS came into being in a white goods repair warehouse on an oppressively hot Sunday afternoon in the summer of 2012. It had all started at their local football club. Over the season, in the smoky beer garden outside the post-match presentations, they bonded over their mutual admiration for groups such as The Replacements, Gossip-era Paul Kelly and the Coloured Balls. By season’s end it had been decided that they would meet to play music together at the warehouse, which sat on the bank of the River Torrens across from the West End Brewery. They sweated out their hangovers that afternoon, with no plans except to make music they liked. A show would follow. That show led to another and then another; then some recordings; then shows interstate. And BAD//DREEMS was born. Proving to be more than just a rock record, through GUTFUL, Bad//Dreems have managed to express the contradictions of the Australian condition: defiance and despair, solitude and tribalism, gentrification and decay. The album was recorded by production team MARK OPITZ (INXS, the Angels, Cold Chisel) and COLIN WYNNE at their West Brunswick studio over 2016. It was tracked live to capture the precarious energy of a BAD//DREEMS live show. Guitars circle and swoop on a mercilessly propulsive rhythm section: JAMES BARTOLD (bass) and MILES WILSON (drums). BEN MARWE’s voice is smoke-soaked and viscerally emotive. ALEX CAMERON’S guitar sends up fragile melody fragments that disintegrate into, and emerge out of, raw noise. The release of Dogs at Bay saw Bad//Dreems championed as one of the country's most exciting guitar acts, drawing plaudits from sources as varied as Robert Forster (Go Betweens), At the Drive In and the Avalanches, both of whom invited the band to support them on Australian tours. With GUTFUL, BAD//DREEEMS go from one of Australia’s most exciting acts to one of its most urgently important.

Clowns

From modest beginnings as suburban Melbourne house-party punks, Clowns – Stevie Williams (vocals), Rod Goon (guitar), Jake Laderman (drums) and new additions Hanny J (bass/vocals) and Will Robinson (guitar) – have become an undeniable and unstoppable force within the Australian music community. With two critically acclaimed albums under their belt, namely I’m Not Right (2013) and 2015’s sophomore effort Bad Blood which took out #1 in triple j Short.Fast.Loud’s yearly album poll, Clowns have garnered a reputation for their explosive and frenetic live performance. They’ve sold out headline shows across Australia, Europe, North America and Asia, shared the stage with punk icons such as Descendents, Rise Against and NOFX, and performed at international festivals including SXSW, Riot Fest and Groezrock to name a few. Melbourne punks Clowns have dropped the blazing and undeniably catchy new single ‘Pickle’, together with the announcement of a national album tour in June which will see the band perform in 10 cities around the country. The energetic track is taken from Clowns’ forthcoming third full-length Lucid Again, out on May 12, 2017 via Poison City Records.

Pagan

Lurking in the shadows of Melbourne and dragging its followers into the darkest places of the human psyche, rock and roll phenomenon Pagan have spent the past few years of existence gaining notoriety from a ritualistic live show and growing a cult following around the country.

Bombs are Falling

Bombs Are Falling is a fast and explosive skate punk band formed in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The band brings an exciting brand of high energy, aggressive punk rock fueled with lyrics of personal uprising, progressive ideas and the need for change.