The Bad//Dreems boys sure know how to solve hump day blues – by dropping a new album.
Sophomore album Gutful is scheduled to be released on Friday, April 21, less than two years behind debut album Dogs at Bay.
Recorded late last year in Melbourne’s West Brunswick, the home-grown group have again enlisted the help of production dreem team Mark Opitz (INXS, Cold Chisel, The Angels) and Colin Wynne. Refining the powerful sound featured on Dogs at Bay, Gutful is 11 tracks of literate, juxtaposing rock and roll.
The announcement comes just after the release of their latest single, Feeling Remains, which the band celebrated by releasing a 90s-inspired video, throwing back to the days of Rage and Recovery. The single itself showcases all things Bad//Dreems; ragged guitars, vivid vocals and a rock-steady groove.
On Feeling Remains, guitarist Alex Cameron describes the song as being "about the eternal battle with melancholy faced by so many. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, the darkness just won’t dissipate. The feeling still remains. It’s always there nipping at your heels. You just gotta keep on stepping on so it can’t get a firm grip."
Dogs at Bay saw Bad//Dreems thrown into the spotlight, drawing praise from an eclectic mix of musical giants, such as Robert Forster of The Go Betweens to At The Drive In and The Avalanches, the latter two whom offered supporting spots to the four-piece on their Australian tours.
Gutful will no doubt continue to propel Bad//Dreems stratospherically into the Aussie music scene.
Album pre-order available here.
Watch the video for Feeling Remains below.
- Johnny Irony
- Mob Rule
- Blood Love
- By My Side
- Pagan Range
- 1000 Miles Away
- Feeling Remains
- Nice Guy
- Make You Love Me
- A Million Times Alone
Header image via Mushroom Promotions