Bad//Dreems New single ‘My Only Friend’ + Tour – Across The Ocean

Bad//Dreems New single ‘My Only Friend’ + Tour

‘Sleeves torn off their shirts, workman boots scuffed and throats sore from warm grog and ripping through their belting choruses. That’s what makes Bad//Dreems so good.’ – triple j


Bad//Dreems are Ivy League Record’s latest recruits. Their honest and brazen blend of iconic pub rock has carved them out a reputation for being one of the most exciting, upcoming bands in the country. They’ve done this by rolling across the coast lines of Australia and wowing audiences along the way with their explosive and infectiously fun live show. Their last single ‘Dumb Ideas’ was welcomed with open arms around the country and was a firm favourite at triple j, who hailed it as one of the ‘10 Best Aussie Songs of 2014 So Far’.

Their latest offering is ‘My Only Friend’ which highlights a different side to this dynamic band and exercises a more reflective tone that explores deeper themes of isolation, loss and self-doubt. Once again the band teamed up with legendary producer Mark Opitz (AC/DC, Cold Chisel, The Angels, INXS), a man who is by no means a stranger to a hit or two.

The video for ‘My Only Friend’ was pieced together with footage collected from the band and footage shot by fans. It shows Bad//Dreems on the road, playing shows and doing what they do best – being a band.

Bad//Dreems are releasing ‘My Only Friend’ off the back of a triumphant bout of national touring, including memorable sets at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Groovin The Moo and Boogie Festival, plus a recent headline tour of independent record stores. The tour was a big success and saw many fans turned away at the door after sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and of course their hometown of Adelaide (twice).

With barely enough time to catch their breath, the band launched straight into another tour, this time with Sydney’s heavyweights The Preatures, again a hugely successful tour, with all shows sold out around the country and Bad//Dreems winning over many new fans in the process.

But Bad//Dreems are certainly not taking any time to rest on their laurels, they’re on a roll! The band will be heading up to Brisbane for Bigsound in September, right after that they’ll be doing another run of headline shows in support of ‘My Only Friend’ then heading to the airport the very next day for their maiden voyage to the USA. Whilst in America they’ll be dropping via LA to share the stage with Cloud Nothings at Culture Collide Festival and then showcasing their wares around the rest of the country throughout October.

My Only Friend’ is out now digitally via Ivy League Records and will be available on double A-side 7” at Bad//Dreems live shows and also at

Tickets on sale now via

Weds 10 Sep Brisbane | Bigsound (18+)
Thu 18 Sep Sydney | Newtown Social Club (18+)
Fri 3 Oct Melbourne | Shebeen (18+)
Sat 11 Oct Adelaide | Jive (18+) | | |