Bad Sounds – the band formed by Wiltshire-based brothers Ewan and Callum Merrett – release their debut album Get Better on Insanity Records. This sonic self-help manual exploring death, anxiety, friendship and more is a guide to not just getting through life, but living it to the max.
“Eat Right, Think Right, Get Better
Love Life, You Time, Get Better
Guilt Traps, Relapse, Get Better
Sleep Less, Speak More, Get Better”
The album features the singles Wages, a song about juggling work and chasing dreams of pop stardom; Evil Powers; and Avalanche, a snapshot of everyday life told via trues stories about the Merrett brothers’ friends. Annie Mac has already picked five of the band’s songs as her Hottest Record in the World. It’s no surprise Bad Sounds are a firm radio favourite; their big pop anthems, brimming with huge choruses, hooks powerful enough to fell tower blocks, and inspiring lyrical messages, bear (loud) repeated listening. The album is co-produced by Callum and Ewan and James Dring, mixed by Ben Baptie. Ewan and Callum Merrett started out on different musical paths before Bad Sounds was born. Ewan made hip-hop beats and played with samples, while Callum was working in recording studios and obsessing over the music of Michael Jackson, Curtis Mayfield, Beck and Flaming Lips. Combining their different loves, Bad Sounds are conjuring their own unique pop magic.
LP - Black Vinyl housed in Gatefold Sleeve.
LP+ - Limited Red Vinyl housed in Gatefold Sleeve.