SO, Barn on the Farm is finally upon us – woo hoo! We can’t wait to head down to partake is such a stellar lineup of new music (you’d be daft to miss out!) If you’ve been hanging around the site you’re sure to have seen our picks of the best bands playing this weekend, and what better way to cap it all off with Born Music favourites BAD SOUNDS?
The five-piece have been one of our hot topics in recent months thanks to the stellar baggy funk-pop of ‘Wages’ and ‘Meat on My Bones’. Next up is the forthcoming video for their track ‘Zacharia’, taken from their EP PHRESSSH; get more acquainted with their tunes ahead of what is to be a riotous set. We grilled Bad Sounds on what they have in store below…
Hey! You have a headline tour coming up in November. Are you excited to be headlining the tour? What can fans expect from these shows?
Travelling around with your best friends and getting to test out a different budget hotel every night? Yeh of course we’re excited! We don’t always enjoy going to “gig” gigs, so we sorta just try to throw a party and hope that the people who turn up are into it and wanna get down with us.
You have a video for ‘Zacharia’ on its way; tell us a bit about what the video contains, we see lots of balloons in the sneak preview pics?
We just wanted to do a video where we DJ the track and sing live vocals. Its a pretty basic and simple idea, but (giz a break) we had no budget… and we still needed a set. So we came up with this idea to shoot it straight after we play a show, and let everyone who comes to that show make the set? Everyone went crazy at the show, we made a big ol’ mess, confetti, balloons, bubbles, a dragon etc, and we just shot the video in the venue after everyone left and before the place had been tidied up. 
You recently sold out London Omeara, how was that? 
Insane. We were planning things for this show for weeeeeeeeeeksssss and weeeekksss. I was super nervous before we played but I think it was probably the most fun we’ve ever had playing a show. I got to jump out of a box! Bucket list is getting shorter by the day. 
What’s next for Bad Sounds, post summer?
We’re gonna record our album. (phrases you always dreamed you would be able to say)… We’re gonna record our album. Jeez. 
You’re playing Barn on the Farm Festival this weekend, looking forward to it?
Yeh of course! There’s deffo a different vibe at festivals. You get to meet loads of different people and other bands. Charlie our guitarist is particularly looking forward to it… I think if he could sleep in a tent in a field and listen to live music everyday then he would.  
 
Is there anyone you’re particularly excited to see at Barn on the Farm Festival?
Yes! The Magic Gang are dope and I can’t wait to see their show.
If you could collaborate with any artist on the line up, who would it be and why?
Do I have to choose just one? Can’t we get everyone together and do Barn-aid?

What can people expect from your BOTF set? Any new material appearances?
Barns… Farms… Shredding… Beats… Pouting… Big teeth etc.
How does playing festivals compare to your own gigs? Do you have a preference?
Wellllll its just different tbh. We basically just play our show and hope that people get it. I guess at our own shows people kinda know what we’re about, where as at a festival a lot of the time people have come to see you because they have never heard of you before, thats part of the charm I think. If you mess up less people notice.   
Have you got many other festival appearances planned for us to get excited about?
Super excited for On Blackheath festival. We grew up listening to Fun Lovin’ Criminals (obvs thought all the swearing at the start of scooby snacks was the coolest thing ever), and they’re playing so thats a big deal for me and Ewan. Also De La Soul???? Dang. They are like the reason I got into Hiphop. When I first heard 3 feet high and rising I just couldn’t get enough of it. A lot of our friends are playing that one too Keir, and Stevie Parker, Ardyn etc. 
What are your top festival survival tips?
And finally, for those lucky enough to be going to BOTF fest, in a few words, why should they come see you play? Think of this as new music speed dating, no pressure, 30 seconds, GO.
Because if you don’t we’ll just be 5 white kids playing on our own in a tent on a Sunday afternoon.
Bad Sounds play Barn on the Farm festival which takes place 29th June – 2nd July.