‘Happy’ – the first single from bdrmm’s debut album – has been reworked by Sheffield ‘nerd disco’ duo International Teachers Of Pop (aka Moonlandingz and Eccentronic Research Council founders Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer). They take the bittersweet original and turn it into something fun and frivolous and totally out of keeping with the national mood. The ideal tonic.
“It’s wonky in all the right ways,” says bdrmm singer/guitarist Ryan Smith of the band’s first ever remix. “It’s very ’90s rave – it makes me think of something Tyres from Spaced would have been into.”
The original version of ‘Happy’ has already had coverage from the likes of NME, So Young and Loud And Quiet and has been played by Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 6 Music, as well as being named as the X-Posure Big One on John Kennedy’s Radio X show and Frankie Francis’ Single of the Week on Amazing Radio.
bdrmm’s debut album will be released later in the year and has been recorded and mixed by Alex Greaves (Working Mens Club, Bo Ningen) and mastered by Heba Kadry (Slowdive, Beach House).