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BAD DREEMS

Photo Gallery: Stonecutters feat. The Peep Tempel + Bad//Dreems and more! - Freemasons Hall, Adelaide (26.09.15)

The Stonecutters mini-festival took over the Freemasons Hall in Adelaide over the weekend, featuring Bad//Dreems, God God Dammit Dammit, Horror My Friend, The Hard Aches and The Peep Tempel. Lauren Connelly was there and brings us these photos from the night:

Illy, Thundamentals, Jebediah and more to feature at 2015's Festival of the Sun festival this December!

Festival of the Sun celebrates its 11th year this year, taking over the Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park in Port Macquarie on December 11th & 12th. Leading the artist announcement today are some of the country's favourites, Illy, Thundamentals and Jebediah, while the crew behind FOTSUN have also announced the inaugural Wabi Sabi night to proceedings this year.

Music Video of the Day: Bad//Dreems "Hiding to Nothing" (2015)

Adelaide's Bad//Dreems have dropped a new film clip for their latest tune in "Hiding to Nothing"! The first piece of new material the boys released off the back of their exciting bit of album news recently, the clip for "Hiding to Nothing" is dusty, it's rural and focuses in on the idea of breaking free from the shackles a hometown (a small one at that) can often stifle a person with. The landscapes featured in this one are probably as Aussie as you could get, though the sense of isolation that is instantly conjured makes the music video for "Hiding to Nothing" a good watch.

Tour Diary: BAD//DREEMS (Adelaide) take on The Great Escape, Getting to Know the Locals, and more

Adelaide-based rock band, BAD//DREEMS share an exclusive tour diary with the AU review on their exciting international adventure at The Great Escape. Taking us along for the ride from Leeds to Derbyshire and from Birmingham to London, the band give us the lowdown on their life on the road. Click through for their full tour diary...

The Aussie BBQ ft. Remi, Tkay Maidza, Saskwatch and more highlights from Day Three of The Great Escape 2015

Saturday marked the third and final day of the 10th annual The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, England. Larry Heath was on ground at the event to discover new talent and witness some of Australia's finest bands in a unique setting. It is with this in mind that the day started at The Aussie BBQ, held along Brighton's beach at Concorde 2.

Where to see the Aussies at The Great Escape 2015‏


Photo: Saskwatch

With over 400 up and coming bands set to play in 35 Brighton venues for The Great Escape Festival, we thought it was definitely worth spotlighting the Aussie acts. Incredible artists are flying in from all over the world, and these amazing Aussie bands are no exception. Click through to find out who you should be checking out...

Single Stream: Bad//Dreems "Cuffed & Collared" (2015)

Adelaide rockers Bad/Dreems have been busy tinkering away in the studio with the legendary Mark Opitz (AC/DC, Cold Chisel, The Angels, INXS) and have come out swinging what is perhaps their best song to date. "Cuffed & Collard" is taken from the band's forthcoming debut LP and smashes rough and rugged garage rock on top of heartfelt vocals and a nice sense for melody.

Farmer and The Owl Festival Announce Lineup, Food and Arts Additions!

There’s only just under a month to go before Farmer & The Owl kicks off and it just keeps getting bigger with new music, food and arts additions. The Wollongong festival is already hosting the likes of DZ Deathrays, Bad//Dreems and Jebediah amongst many more, and have now announced that Velociraptor, Rolls Bayce, Jeremy Neale, Parkside + Friends, SPACE 44 DJs, Blackbear, Honeybear, Berko (FBi), Vintage Stylus DJs and Music Farmers DJs will also be joining.

Live Review: Sincerely, Grizzly + Bad//Dreems - Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne (21.11.14)

Sadtime music certainly has made a comeback throughout the last year. The more heart wrenching the better seems to be the rule, with accolades going out to Sun Kil Moon's Benji, Perfect Pussy and Run the Jewels new albums and the increasing re emergence of emo in popular culture (as evidenced by almost everything I've written on this site) shows just how sad everyone's collective thoughts have become. So it's no wonder that the local scene have taken up this property. And last Friday I got the chance to witness one of the best in this scene; Adelaide's Sincerely, Grizzly.

Reflecting on The Aussie BBQ at CMJ 2014 in New York City!

Dear Australian Friends, Remember me? I'm your long lost Aussie lady who you used to love, who moved away four years ago and now knows nothing of the Great Southern Land. The country where I live now is strange. They don't even know how to make barbies. It's like, chuck some snags on there and they look at me like I'm weird and then suggest putting on shrimp. It's confusing.

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Miles and James of Bad//Dreems (Adelaide) talk about Australian tours and their CMJ debut.

Miles and James from Bad//Dreems caught up with Larry at BIGSOUND earlier this month where they spoke about how they’re going on a little Australian tour before heading over to the US for CMJ. They are interested in how they will be received over there as Australians "because of Ivan Milat and Wolf Creek and stuff they think we’re a little bit weird".

Bad//Dreems announce more Australian tour dates before heading to the US in October!

Adelaide bad boys Bad//Dreems are joining the impressive Australian contingent of bands and artists set for New York's CMJ this October, but before then, they've announced some more tour dates! Shows in Adelaide and Melbourne have sold out and so to meet demand, Bad//Dreems have announced second shows in each state! Tickets won't hang around for these - note the below down!

BIGSOUND announces line up for JBL Live Stage

Those heading up to Australia's biggest and best music conference, BIGSOUND in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, are in for one of the year's best all-Australian line ups in the celebratory atmosphere of the BIGSOUND Village. One of the several stages that is set to curate two days of discerning home-grown music is the JBL Live Stage which will pop-up in the village for September 10 and 11.

New Music Video: Bad//Dreems "My Only Friend" (2014)

The second single to be taken from their upcoming debut album, "My Only Friend" by Adelaide's Bad//Dreems now has an accompanying video. Pieced together with various bits of amateur footage from the last few months, it shows the band at their best: playing live.

Photo Gallery: The Preatures + Bad//Dreems - Fowlers Live, Adelaide (01.08.14)

The Preatures

Fowlers Live was sold out on Friday night as The Preatures played with support from Bad//Dreems. Kerrie Geier brings you these photos from the amazing night: