Bad//Dreems follow up their third LP with new single ‘Desert Television’

Bad//Dreems have their first offering of new music since the release of their third LP late last year, in the form of their new single ‘Desert Television’.

‘Desert Television’ came into existence whilst Bad//Dreems were overseas in the UK in March. They had supported DMA’s at Brixton Academy, and had a week off before they were meant to launch into their first UK/EU headline tour, which was inevitably cut short due to the escalating precautions around COVID-19. During the week in between shows, they had studio time booked with Rory Attwell (Yuck, Palma Violets, The Vaccines) at his studio in Hackney to record some demos.

‘Desert Television’ arose from guitarist Alex Cameron, who says it was inspired “from a passage in a David Foster-Wallace speech about the crushing mundanity of everyday life that always stuck with me.” With the addition of some further dark psychedelic lyrics from lead-singer Ben Marwe at a rehearsal room in Brighton, the track then reached its final form when it was recorded live at the Hackney studio.

Speaking of their experience recording the track, Alex says, we had booked a couple of days with Rory Attwell to record some demos. He used to play in a band I loved in the mid 2000s called Test Icicles. We really had a great time in his little studio in Hackney. It was a tiny lockup down a back alley, sandwiched between a clothing sweatshop and a prayer room. We had to help the sweat shop guys carry their wares out each night before they could move the van that was blocking us in. We had great simpatico with Rory and he just recorded us playing this live. He played some synth while we had tea and a hob nob or two. It came up so well we decided to release it.”

‘Desert Television’ is out now via Farmer & The Owl/BMG. Listen here.