The UK's Bad Sounds USA dates kick off next week at SXSW. Tour with Broods follows!




Photo by Beth Squire

“A group that stands above the rest… carving out their very own space in the often-saturated music industry.” -- Wonderland
“Zippy pop bang with a gently psychedelic side” -- The Guardian

“Blending the bombastic nature of A Tribe Called Quest’s early material and the wicked storytelling of Jamie T” NME

The UK’s Bad Sounds will be touching down on U.S, soil next week as they embark on their first North American tour. The party kicks off with shows during SXSW and quickly follows with a tour as direct support for Broods. Those shows kick off March 26 in Santa AnaCA and conclude in WashingtonDC 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 HEREThat 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 soundtrackClash 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, Michael Jackson and Curtis Mayfield, resulting in an eclectic mix of sounds particularly evident (here).” Watch the video for "Wages" here:
Bad Sounds - Wages
In addition Bad Sounds released 3 album singles - listen HERE to those.

Bad Sounds have developed a reputation for their energetic and creative live shows, putting on a show that turns the room into a massive party. The band recently completed their biggest SOLD OUT headline tour to-date in support of the album release, including London’s 1200 capacity Heaven nightclub and 1100 capacity SWX in hometown Bristol.

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 Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Curtis mayfield. Combining Ewan and Callum’s differing styles, they come together 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
SXSW Schedule:
Thursday March 14
Music For Listeners @ Lazarus Brewing Company (5pm)
Good karma Club @ Swan Dive (1am)
Friday March 15
Amy Winehouse exhibition @ Holy Roller (5pm)
BBC Music @ Latitude 30 (11pm)

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