We are really pleased to announce the signing of bdrmm, a brilliant new band from Hull. We will release their debut EP, If Not, When? on October 11.
We first heard bdrmm on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music Recommends show one night last year. It was the only play their fourth single ‘C:U’ got on the station and, to our ears, it was an instant classic; half-DIIV, half-Disintegration.
We immediately booked them in for one of our Social Service nights at The Social and made sure we went to see them the next time they played in London. In among a bunch of bad hobby bands and a disinterested north London crowd on a Friday night it was obvious they were the real deal. They’re young (aged 19 and up) and really feel like the next generation of shoegazers, wide-eyed with wonder and inspired by all the genre can offer, rather than limited by it or simply copying records that were made before they were born.
They have the ability to write amazing new songs seemingly without even trying, but we loved ‘C:U’ so much we decided to put it out again, on a yellow vinyl 7” as part of the Sonic Cathedral Singles Club. This time around, it won over the likes of Huw Stephens, John Kennedy on Radio X (who invited them in for a live session), Simone Marie from Primal Scream (on Soho Radio), Andy Bell from Ride (on Boogaloo Radio) and many more.
The new EP neatly collects together their all of their releases to date, alongside a new song called ‘Shame’. The limited-edition 10”, pressed on frosted clear vinyl and housed in a die-cut sleeve, features the tracks ‘Shame’, ‘The Way I Want’, ‘Heaven’ and ‘Kare’; the digital version adds ‘C:U’ and ‘Question Mark’.
“It’s been an overwhelming past few years,” says bdrmm frontman Ryan Smith. “It’s humbling that we finally have the backing of someone who seems to find our music as interesting to listen to as it is for us to write it.”
bdrmm play the following UK shows to coincide with the release of the EP:
11/10 – Hull, The New Adelphi – buy tickets
16/10 – Leeds, Headrow House – buy tickets
19/10 – Glasgow, Dear Green Feis – buy tickets
25/10 – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin – buy tickets
26/10 – London, Sebright Arms – buy tickets