How to begin discussing one of the best live shows we’ve seen in a long time... Bad//Dreems were simply brilliant last Friday night at Jive.
To begin the night, Battlehounds and Mining Boom both provided a great spectacle and sound before the main act took the stage. Bad//Dreems themselves were warm, energetic and put on one hell of a show that went well into the night, with their outsider rock display.
As a born and bred Adeladian, among many others I find Bad//Dreems to be the most 'close to home' musical experience around. I definitely think that Bad//Dreems' music can be identified with on a level unsurpassed by other artists. Moreover the group’s persona and presence makes no apologies for where they’re from, a trait which is central to the Bad//Dreems experience. With an array of released tracks, it is notable that even the more anthem like tunes are packed with emotion and feeling.
Coming off the back of a UK tour, the group felt right at home in Jive and seemed to be enjoying themselves all night long. Early on they got the crowd going with their masterpiece of idle thought 'Hoping For', before playing a mix of released and unreleased tracks to be on their upcoming debut album.
The performance of upcoming track 'Bogan Pride' was particularly impressive, with a very ‘paint it black’ feel to it. We highly recommend viewing the Half Stop Sessions recording of this track, as it is sure to get you even more excited for the groups upcoming works.
As the night progressed, full blown anthems such as ‘Caroline’ and ‘Cuffed and Collared’ had the crowd in an absolute frenzy, and is sure to leave everyone with rough throats after belting out each song. Front man Ben Marwe was particularly larger than life throughout this performance, putting on a great show and getting up close and personal with fans.
We couldn’t speak higher of this band and their undeniable talent and we encourage all Adelaidians to appreciate their uniquely local sound!