I’m pretty sure most of the bands I write about are from France; but by no means is that a bad thing. They sure know how to produce some exceptional bands and musicians, and a band that can happily be added to that list are The Bad News.
Their new record, Take It Out came out today and on first listen, it is safe to say it is a really exciting record from start to finish. These three pals sure know how to make delightful noise. Make that ADDICTIVE, delightful noise. They’re the real deal. You don’t know where in the world you are when you listen to them, and where they take you is some place really far out. Better than what’s going on right now. They make you feel like you are right there with them- whether it be in a dingy bar or in their studio. You feel you are right there with them as you listen to this record.
This twelve song record is perfect for any blues you may have or if you just want something loud to play to drown the world out. Whatever your circumstance, The Bad News are the band for you. You want a band to make you feel like your heart is going a hundred miles per hour with the intense drums? The Bad News have got you. You want to hear riffs that make you feel like an electric shock has got right to your soul? They’ve got you. All of this and more; The Bad News have got you for sure.
There’s no other band or record for me to liken The Bad News to, and just like the other bands from France I have written about; The Bad News are just a sheer joy to listen to. There’s something about this record that just sticks with you. You feel like you’ve found your new favourite band, or you’ve found something to really cling on to. We don’t know if this year is going to be good or fucked up again, but when we have bands like The Bad News putting records out, that sense of dread falls away slightly.
The songs don’t make the three minute mark, and they have this solid Punk feel mixed with something spooky and a bit sordid- it’s great! This is what we want, this is what we need! Take Drugs With You sounds like something The Cramps could have done. The way these songs just hit you is incredible and such a pleasure to listen to. You just want to spend your days listening to this record, and do nothing else. There is something magical about a record that you accidently stumble across, and I really get that from this record. What the band give us on Take It Out is something to really treasure. Of course we want to go to shows, but this record puts you in that environment quite easily.
Every song on this record gives you this raw energy, and like I mentioned, it really does make you feel like you are there with them. I Want To Get High is the main song on the record that makes you wish you could see this band live. It’s got that rowdy energy to it, and you can just imagine a bunch of sweaty bodies jumping along to this, and screaming the words back to the band. Utter bliss. Then it goes right into Rock City Baby which is a right face-melting bop. The whole record is made up of songs that could fill stadiums. This band deserve to be massive, like really HUGE. Take It Out is such a great listen, and every song just blows you away.
I can’t possibly pick a favourite on this one. I’ve played the record a few times today, and the more I listen the more I love the band. That’s when you know you’ve found something special, and something you will keep going back to. Every song on this record is made to be played loud. Every song on this record deserves to be seen live, but until we get there again- just buy the record, and play it as loud as you can.