BDRMM share new single & video "BE CAREFUL" taken from new album "I DON'T KNOW" out June 30th via Rock Action.
Following the release of 2020's widely-acclaimed debut LP "Bedroom", and a clutch of hotly-received singles that've landed in the interim, February saw the Hull based shoegaze quartet bdrmm return with the news that they had signed to Mogwai's Rock Action and that the revered independent label would release an anticipated second album "I Don't Know" on June 30th.
Like their debut, the album has been recorded with long-time band collaborator Alex Greaves (Working Men’s Club, Bo Ningen) at The Nave Studios in Leeds.
Following the album's first release, "It's Just A Bit Of Blood", that saw significant press support in both the UK and US and made the playlist at BBC 6 Music only last week, today they return with a woozy new single in "Be Careful" and a lyric video. Wrapped in reverb and paired to a trip-hop shuffle, the band's Ryan Smith had the following to say about the themes behind their latest track:
"Be Careful was written during the pandemic (I said I’d never write the P word again, but for honesty's sake). I had set up a little studio in the back of my garden and would often take myself there on evenings with numerous bottles of wine.
Inspired by Portishead, and with a bassline that owes itself to Radiohead’s "Nude", this track came about so naturally. It’s about taking care of yourself and realising when you need to change. I’ve been guilty of indulging too much and I definitely noticed myself becoming somebody I don’t like.
When realising that, it felt important. Trying to be a better person is hard when you don’t know you’re doing something wrong."
The band have announced plans for a string of instore performances around the album, with tickets available by pre-ordering the album through the individual stores. The band have also announced a new run of European live dates for October, which will come ahead of a series of UK headline dates in November (including their biggest London headliner yet at Scala). Tickets for the European tour go on sale 10am BST on Tuesday 11th April.
Tour Dates June Wednesday 28th - Hull - Adelphi Thursday 29th - Hull - Adelphi Friday 30th - Leeds - Jumbo Records July Saturday 1st - London - Rough Trade East Sunday 2nd - Brighton - Resident Records Monday 3rd - Bristol - Rough Trade Tuesday 4th - Nottingham - Rough Trade Wednesday 5th - Monorail - Glasgow October Tuesday 17th - Belgium, Bruges - Cactus Club Thursday 19th - Belgium, Antwerp - Trix Bar Friday 20th - Netherlands, Rotterdam - Left of the Dial Saturday 21st - Netherlands, Rotterdam - Left of the Dial Monday 23rd - Germany, Hamburg - Molotow Tuesday 24th - Denmark, Copenhagen - Loppen Wednesday 25th - Sweden, Stockholm - Hus 7 Thursday 26th - Sweden, Malmo - Plan B Sunday 28th - Germany, Dresden - Kleinvieh Klub Tuesday 30th - Germany, Berlin - Privatclub Wednesday 31st - Germany, Cologne - Helios37 November Saturday 3rd - France, Paris - Point Ephemere Sunday 4th - Netherlands, Amsterdam - Paradiso Monday 5th - Netherlands, Nijmegen - Merleyn Friday 12th - Glasgow - Stereo Monday 13th - Birmingham - The Hare and Hounds Tuesday 14th - Salford - The White Hotel Wednesday 15th - Nottingham - Bodega Thursday 16th - Leeds - Stylus Saturday 18th - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach Sunday 19th - Bristol - Thekla Monday 20th - London - Scala Wednesday 22nd - Cambridge - Mash Thursday 23rd - Bedford - Esquires Friday 24th - Brighton - Patterns Sunday 26th - Dublin - The Button Factory