Bad//Dreems were born during an Adelaide heatwave in the summer of 2012. Ben Marwe, Alex Cameron, James Bartold & Miles Wilson began playing together in a whitegoods warehouse on the banks of the River Torrens.
In the past, a heaving pub rock flavour may have defined Bad//Dreems, on Doomsday Ballet, their third studio LP (available now, via Farmer and The Owl), those elements are mere foundations on which the quintet have constructed a more textured, art-driven, considered and evolved sound.
Musically the band play a rough and tumble brand of jangling rock and roll, that draws influence from Antipodean groups of the 70s and 80s, as well as US acts such as Wipers, DEVO and Television. To date the band have explored ideas of Australian dystopia and isolation, suburban ennui and male identity. Their new album deals with the absurdity of the post truth world, via a dark psychedelic vision of the end of days.