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Watch Bad//Dreems' New Protest-Themed 'Mob Rule' Video


Adelaide pub-rock four-piece Bad//Dreems today officially reveal the video for "Mob Rule", the first track from their forthcoming sophomore album, the follow-up to 2015's Dogs at Bay.

"Mob Rule" is a social commentary-spiked thrash of purpose, throttled along by the band's rhythm-heavy pounds and throaty colloquial calls-to-action. Primarily delivered as a fast-paced "We Didn't Start the Fire" rant, the track covers a wide spectrum subjects, filtered through the frustrations of generational angst. Equally positioned as modern critique and a more dramatic dystopian perspective, the accompanying clip compounds the end-of-days paranoia, as VHS scenes flicker between live shot snippets, unmatched typefaces and random lo-fi videograph trickery. It's a visual patchwork of disorganised ideas that compliments the equally scattered pulpit grumbles of discontent.

Bad//Dreems take the new single out for a test run this December, ahead of the release of their new as-yet-untitled album, due early-2017.

Mob Rule Tour
Saturday, December 3rd: Howler, Melbourne
Saturday, December 10th: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday, December 16th: Fat Controller, Adelaide
Saturday, December 17th: The Foundry, Brisbane



Topics: Bad//Dreems


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