Bad Breeding have announced 'Divide', their second LP in less than a year due for release 7th April. In that time the world has become a melting pot of hate, absurdity and on the brink of destruction and Bad Breeding have made a record that sums up these dark, dense and claustrophobic times.
New song 'The More The Merrier' was released today along with an accompanying essay "An End To Silence" written by collaborator and friend Jake Farrell which can be read in full here:
The band say of the record, "Divide was put together a couple of months after the EU referendum and particular parts of the record sought to make sense of the confusion and misdirection that was so prevalent last summer. In some ways it’s an attempt to resist the impulse to collapse under the weight of perpetual distortion packaged by certain sections of the British media, but at times we simply found ourselves instinctively lashing out in bewilderment at what was unravelling around us: the division and derision of certain sections of society, the enablement of xenophobia and the continued manipulation of working-class identity by politicians and press organisations alike."
"There are obviously some overtly political points being discussed on the record, although last year presented moments of pretty difficult personal trauma for us too and there are a few songs on the record that try to deal with those things."
The band will also host a two-night residency at London's Sebright Arms on 14th and 15th April, guests will be announced next week.