Emerging from the creative tailwinds of the late 80s, The Badoves 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.
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.
The Badloves continue to build on their legacy as they announce the arrival of their brand new single, ‘Tribal’. The song was inspired by one of Michael Spiby’s recurring dreams.
Spiby explains – “I don’t usually remember dreams, they’re so hard to catch. But often enough I wake up disturbed by this one recurring theme…how will I keep my little tribe together in tough times, am I up to the task? ‘Tribal’ is my recurring dream, caught in the light of day”
‘Tribal’ was mixed at the legendary HippoSonic Studios in Vancouver, Canada by Darren Grahn (Metallica, Bon Jovi).