The Badloves release a new single on Thursday 30 July and launch it with a MEMO Live Stream next Monday 3 August
Jane Gazzo will host a 15-minute post gig Q & A with the band.
Emerging from the creative tailwinds of the late 80s, The Badloves are one of Australia’s most enduring bands.
The Australian live music scene was flourishing in the early 90s, and that was the perfect vehicle The Badloves needed to establish themselves. As vocalist-guitarist-songwriter Michael Spiby would say, “an antidote to the after-party”.
The band is lyrically from a very Australian place. The grounding of their early pub apprenticeship was integral to their sound and attitude.
The Badloves had a point of difference. Complete with raw Hammond organ and guitars, driven bass and drums, and a soul-fuelled singer-songwriter in Spiby, the combo drew a distinct line in the sand. The band was now battle-ready having built its live reputation in the trenches of the Melbourne pub scene.
Come summer ’92, with their soul and RnB undergarments clearly showing, The Badloves cut their own style, distilling unique songs and real performance clout into a studio debut that flagged the arrival of a band whose time had come.
The bands’ debut album ‘Get On Board’ arrived at a time when radio and the live music culture were aligned. The Badloves not only represented what was happening in our venues but also gave us an Australian flavoured take on what would later be called Americana with their Memphis soul influences.