Too Old

by Bad//Dreems

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Hailing from the weird murder hamlet of Adelaide, Bad Dreems (Ben Marwe - vocals/guitar, Alex Cameron - guitar, James Bartold - bass, Miles Wilson - drums) entered the world in January with the nostalgic downer pop of 'Chills', an ode to a desolate Adelaide summer. Attracting blogosphere props from Weekly Tape Deck, Pop Headwound and Sound Bites, Bad Dreems were named as one of RRR's Class of 2012 and were triple J Unearthed feature artists in April. Their raw, raucous live show was rewarded with support slots for US party punks Wavves and Sydney dream popsters Sures, and they recently opened Adelaide's inaugural Spin Off Festival alongside Lana Del Rey and Band Of Skulls. In August, they will be accompanying Children Collide on their 22-date Monument tour around Australia.



Sticking to a formula that works, Bad Dreems recently bunkered down in the studio again with acclaimed engineer Jack Farley (Twerps, Beaches, Love of Diagrams) to record the remainder of their debut EP.



The first product of this session is 'Too Old', a hazy paean to a doomed relationship. "I got a new job/I'm wondering when the hell I'll ever see your face again" drawls Marwe around the glistening treble of Cameron's guitar. "Too old for someone like you/Too old for anything new."



'Too Old' is out now via triple j Unearthed and will appear on Bad Dreems' debut 7"/EP bundle due out in late September. In the meantime the band will be playing in every corner of the country this August and September.

The Monument Tour

(w/ Children Collide & Dune Rats)



Thu Aug 2 - Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury WA

Fri Aug 3 - Amplifier Bar, Perth WA

Wed Aug 8 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA

Fri Aug 10 - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC

Thu Aug 16 - The Republic Bar, Hobart TAS

Fri Aug 17 - The Standard, Sydney NSW

Wed Aug 22 - Lismore University Bar, Lismore NSW

Thu Aug 23 - The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD

Fri Aug 24 - The Zoo, Brisbane QLD

Sun Aug 26 - The Hotel Great Northern, Byron Bay NSW

Wed Aug 29 - The Stro (UNE Armidale Uni), Armidale NSW

Thu Aug 30 - The Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay

Fri Aug 31 - The Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor NSW

Sat Sep 1 - Wollongong Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW

Sun Sep 2 - Zierholz, Canberra ACT

Wed Sep 5 - The Crow Bar, Wagga Wagga NSW

Thu Sep 6 - The G (CSU Uni), Albury NSW

Fri Sep 7 - Yahoo Bar, Shepparton VIC

Sat Sep 8 - The Bended Elbow, Geelong VIC

Hailing from the weird murder hamlet of Adelaide, Bad Dreems (Ben Marwe - vocals/guitar, Alex Cameron - guitar, James Bartold - bass, Miles Wilson - drums) entered the world in January with the nostalgic downer pop of 'Chills', an ode to a desolate Adelaide summer. Attracting blogosphere props from Weekly Tape Deck, Pop Headwound and Sound Bites, Bad Dreems were named as one of RRR's Class of 2012 and were triple J Unearthed feature artists in April. Their raw, raucous live show was rewarded with support slots for US party punks Wavves and Sydney dream popsters Sures, and they recently opened Adelaide's inaugural Spin Off Festival alongside Lana Del Rey and Band Of Skulls. In August, they will be accompanying Children Collide on their 22-date Monument tour around Australia.



Sticking to a formula that works, Bad Dreems recently bunkered down in the studio again with acclaimed engineer Jack Farley (Twerps, Beaches, Love of Diagrams) to record the remainder of their debut EP.



The first product of this session is 'Too Old', a hazy paean to a doomed relationship. "I got a new job/I'm wondering when the hell I'll ever see your face again" drawls Marwe around the glistening treble of Cameron's guitar. "Too old for someone like you/Too old for anything new."



'Too Old' is out now via triple j Unearthed and will appear on Bad Dreems' debut 7"/EP bundle due out in late September. In the meantime the band will be playing in every corner of the country this August and September.

The Monument Tour

(w/ Children Collide & Dune Rats)



Thu Aug 2 - Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury WA

Fri Aug 3 - Amplifier Bar, Perth WA

Wed Aug 8 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA

Fri Aug 10 - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC

Thu Aug 16 - The Republic Bar, Hobart TAS

Fri Aug 17 - The Standard, Sydney NSW

Wed Aug 22 - Lismore University Bar, Lismore NSW

Thu Aug 23 - The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD

Fri Aug 24 - The Zoo, Brisbane QLD

Sun Aug 26 - The Hotel Great Northern, Byron Bay NSW

Wed Aug 29 - The Stro (UNE Armidale Uni), Armidale NSW

Thu Aug 30 - The Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay

Fri Aug 31 - The Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor NSW

Sat Sep 1 - Wollongong Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW

Sun Sep 2 - Zierholz, Canberra ACT

Wed Sep 5 - The Crow Bar, Wagga Wagga NSW

Thu Sep 6 - The G (CSU Uni), Albury NSW

Fri Sep 7 - Yahoo Bar, Shepparton VIC

Sat Sep 8 - The Bended Elbow, Geelong VIC

lyrics

i got a new job, i'm wondering when the hell I'll ever see your face again. got on that bus and i rode for hours, promise that i'll never see your face again. i don't know what's going on, but yeah, i know there's something wrong with you. too old for someone like you. too old for anything new. out of my mind, stumbling. sleep for hours, nothing gets done. i go out and i drive around, nothing makes sense. nothing ever found. i don't know what's going on, but yeah, i know there's something wrong. too old for someone like you. too old for anything new.

credits

released July 23, 2012
Engineered by Jack Farley (Twerps, Beaches, Bitch Prefect, Scott and Charlene's Wedding).

Mastered by William Bowden (Gotye, Straight Arrows, the Church).

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Bad//Dreems Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide. There's no time to wallow in the mire. If you do you're just gonna get sucked away. Bad//Dreems know this. That's why they got together last summer. Scratch the surface here and you find another world, far removed from the leafy inner suburbs. The empty jail on the edge of the city. A decade long bikie war. The Family. This is the weird murder capital. The weed capital. Badlands ... more

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