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BAD//DREEMS

with special guests

Saturday 09 May 2020 (opening 7:00 PM)

at The River ( venue info )
40 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA
https://www.theriverhotel.com.au/

**18+**

Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ General Admission $25.50

 
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.

Which isn’t to suggest the band have abandoned key elements of their DNA: the raw, unrefined Aussie vocal twang of
frontman Ben Marwe is once again front and centre, and in songs such as Salad and Low Life, so is the raucous, sweaty,
tinnitus-inducing din that propelled the group’s first two LPs, 2015’s Dogs At Bay and 2017’s Gutful.

For the first time since forming in 2012, Bad//Dreems spent a prolonged period demoing material, recording hundreds of
ideas over nine months before whittling them down to the final 12 songs that comprise Doomsday Ballet.

Their 3rd album Doomsday Ballet, was recorded in Adelaide with production from Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Julia
Jacklin, DZ Deathrays) and Jack Ladder. 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.

Their first release, the Badlands EP led to attention from TripleJ and US college radio. The debut LP Dogs At Bay (2015)
and its follow up Gutful (2017), both produced by Mark Opitz, cemented their place as one of the most exciting Australian
guitar bands of recent times. Over this period they toured extensively both in Australia and abroad, appearing at Splendour
in the Grass, Falls and Laneway festivals and supporting acts such as The Chats (UK/EU), Midnight Oil, At The Drive In,
The Avalanches, Wolf Alice, Scientists and Cold Chisel. 2019 saw the addition of long time live member engineer Ali
Wells to the band.

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*