Single release: 'Remembering' by Bad Breeding
Release date: Out now
More info: Band website
Today, Stevenage based punks Bad Breeding have premiered their new single 'Remembering' with NME. Speaking about the single, NME said: "...they’re a barrage of pent-up frustration, often spilling off the stage and into the audience"
Frontman Christopher Dodd describes the concept behind the new single, saying: "We watched Amy Berg’s documentary Deliver Us from Evil a while back and I’d also been moved by this investigative piece called Crime and Punishment by Zhao Liang. It got us thinking about the manipulation and misuse of institutional power, but also about the endurance of humanity that often shines through when people are damaged by the rapacity of those in positions of supposed authority.
In some ways it's an examination of impropriety from religious, financial and political cliques, as well as some of our own personal struggles, which we wanted to offset against a defiant thud. It was definitely a bleak thing to write, although there's plenty of fortitude in the song too."
The new single comes ahead of the bands forthcoming UK tour dates (below), which are taking place from the end of April throughout May. It also follows on from the recent release of the bands 'Corrupting Fist' video, which was premiered with CRACK Magazine last week.
Press reaction to date
"But the interesting thing about Bad Breeding is that, while you’re listening to them, they dissolve all notions of now and then and make you feel as though you’re hearing this noise for the first time."- the Guardian (New Band of the Week #59)
"...the Stevenage noisemongers have begun to cement themselves as one of the most exhilarating live bands in the country."- the Quietus
"...here to shake things up in a burst of volatile fury."– NME