Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six‘s new single Waiting for Bad News is out November 4 on Debt Records, taken from their new album Youth.
Frontman of the band and former mime-artist Barabbas takes a departure from his regular writing style in this new song, drawing away from lust and loathing and instead portraying what has been described as the “repressed yelp of love”.
Barabbas says of the song: “For the first time I found myself really concerned about how people would perceive my character. It was really important to me that the narrator, whilst so often an object of ridicule or disdain, is never one of outright hatred.”
The rock band are notorious for their combination of theatrical vaudeville music and rock showmanship, notably Barabbas swinging onto the stage via a pirate-esque rope. Musically, they draw resemblance to bands such as Of Monsters and Men and The Lumineers, and adopt the theatricality of artists such as Nick Cave.
The Bedlam Six have shared the bill with acts such as Motorhead, I Am Kloot, Eliza Carthy, The Blockheads, Emmanuel Jal and The Buzzcocks.
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