February 28, 2016






(FFO: Hot Water Music, Manchester Orchestra, Alkaline Trio)

Lincoln indie punks Bad Ideas are delighted to finally reveal their new single ‘Give Up’ the band’s first new music since their popular 2014 EP ‘The Better Parts of You’ released via Uncle M and Paper + Plastick records.

‘Give Up’ which premiered earlier this morning via Noisey (Vice) is a auto-biographical account of vocalist Sam Cook’s start to a hellish year, as he explains:

“I started last year in pretty bad shape and was living between friends houses as I moved back from Leeds to our home town, Lincoln.

After New Year’s celebrations had petered out, I was sat in our bassists’ lounge feeling rough in many ways, and wrote what became ‘Give Up’, helping me to draw a kind of mental line under things.”

Bad Ideas head out on tour later this month playing shows in Brighton and London before embarking on a 2-week tour of Holland, Belgium & Germany with Isle of Wight singer songwriter, The Lion & The Wolf.

‘Give Up’ is available from the band’s Bandcamp page, check it out here.

Tour dates:

04/03 – Brighton, Sticky Mikes

06/04 – London, Tooting Tram & Social Club

24/03- Hasselt, De Linck

25/03 – Merksplas, Zig Zag

26/03 – Tilburg, Bouwplaats

27/03 – Wiesbaden, Kreativfabrik

28/03  -Trier, Exhaus

29/03 – Kassel, K19

30/03 – Zittau, Emil

31/03 – Berlin, Cassiopeia

01/04 – Oberhausen, Druckluft

02/04 – Bielefeld, Plan B

About Bad Ideas:

Borrowing their name from the lyrics of an old Alkaline Trio song, Bad Ideas is a British punk rock group that owes as much to the youthful swagger of 90’s Brit-pop groups and guitar led indie bands as it does trans-atlantic punk rock.

Raised in the oft-forgotten Roman city of Lincoln, England, Bad Ideas have been grinding away at their music since 2012, hustling their way through shows across the UK, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Italy sharing stages with the likes of Into It Over It, Joyce Manor, The Flatliners, Tellison and Beach Slang as well as being invited to play festivals such as Groezrock, Out Of Spite and Deadpunk.

After the success of their first two albums, Murder of Gods (2012) and Compromise (2013) founder Sam Cook and co sought the help of producer Jamie Lockhart (The Cribs, Pulled Apart By Horses) to record ‘The Better Parts of You’ an EP which would mark a change in direction for a project which had up until this point been driven by frontman Sam Cook’s acoustic guitar.

Recorded entirely in analogue and mostly live, the EP would earn the band comparisons to the likes of Manchester Orchestra, Brand New, Hot Water Music and interestingly more indie orientated bands like Manic Street Preachers, The Replacements and the Gin Blossoms. The EP also attracted the attention of Less Than Jake drummer, Vinnie Fiorello who subsequently released the EP on this American imprint, Paper + Plastick records.

With Paper + Plastick behind them and with the help of German label Uncle M, the EP saw the band appear in various respected publications such as Kerrang, Hit The Floor, New Noise and Punktastic as well as receiving air and video play on the BBC, Fuse TV and MTV Germany. Bad Ideas are currently working on their follow up third full-length album which has been cited by Already Heard as one of their ‘Top 25 most anticipated albums of 2016’.

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