Their second offering to be taken from their second album, bdrmm have today shared their new single, Be Careful. Following on from the release of their widely-acclaimed debut album, Bedroom, and a handful of well-received singles in between, BDRMM’s second album, I Don’t Know, is set for release June 30th.
The woozy single is enveloped in reverb combined with a trip-hop-inspired shuffle, speaking of Be Careful, the band’s Ryan Smith states:
Be Careful was written during the pandemic (I said I’d never write the P word again, but for honesty’s sake). I had set up a little studio in the back of my garden and would often take myself there in the evenings with numerous bottles of wine. Inspired by Portishead, and with a bassline that owes itself to Radiohead’s “Nude”, this track came about so naturally. It’s about taking care of yourself and realising when you need to change. I’ve been guilty of indulging too much and I definitely noticed myself becoming somebody I don’t like. When realising that, it felt important. Trying to be a better person is hard when you don’t know you’re doing something wrong.
Like their debut, I Don’t Know has been recorded with long-time collaborator Alex Greaves (Working Men’s Club, Bo Ningen) at The Nave Studios in Leeds.
BDRMM UK Tour Dates
bdrmm have announced a string of in-store performances in support of the album, with tickets available when pre-ordering the album through the individual stores. The band are also set to embark on a European tour in October, ahead of a UK headline tour in November. Tickets for the band’s European tour go on sale at 10 am BST on April 11th. Tickets are available here*.
- Wednesday 28th – Hull – Adelphi
- Thursday 29th – Hull – Adelphi
- Friday 30th – Leeds – Jumbo Records
- Saturday 1st – London – Rough Trade East
- Sunday 2nd – Brighton – Resident Records
- Monday 3rd – Bristol – Rough Trade
- Tuesday 4th – Nottingham – Rough Trade
- Wednesday 5th – Monorail – Glasgow
- Tuesday 17th – Belgium, Bruges – Cactus Club
- Thursday 19th – Belgium, Antwerp – Trix Bar
- Friday 20th – Netherlands, Rotterdam – Left of the Dial
- Saturday 21st – Netherlands, Rotterdam – Left of the Dial
- Monday 23rd – Germany, Hamburg – Molotow
- Tuesday 24th – Denmark, Copenhagen – Loppen
- Wednesday 25th – Sweden, Stockholm – Hus 7
- Thursday 26th – Sweden, Malmo – Plan B
- Sunday 28th – Germany, Dresden – Kleinvieh Klub
- Tuesday 30th – Germany, Berlin – Privatclub
- Wednesday 31st – Germany, Cologne – Helios37
- Saturday 3rd – France, Paris – Point Ephemere
- Sunday 4th – Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso
- Monday 5th – Netherlands, Nijmegen – Merleyn
- Friday 12th – Glasgow – Stereo
- Monday 13th – Birmingham – The Hare and Hounds
- Tuesday 14th – Salford – The White Hotel
- Wednesday 15th – Nottingham – Bodega
- Thursday 16th – Leeds – Stylus
- Saturday 18th – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
- Sunday 19th – Bristol – Thekla
- Monday 20th – London – Scala
- Wednesday 22nd – Cambridge – Mash
- Thursday 23rd – Bedford – Esquires
- Friday 24th – Brighton – Patterns
- Sunday 26th – Dublin – The Button Factory
The Hull-based shoegaze quartet have recently shared the new album’s lead single, It’s Just A Bit Of Blood. Already becoming a standout in the band’s live shows, the band’s Ryan Smith speaks of the new single:
Most people who have seen us tour will recognise this track. The more we played it, the more it dawned on us that it was becoming something special, and an integral part of our set. Lyrically, it stems from my recent mental health awareness. I’d become depressed and very socially anxious, I really felt like I had changed and didn’t know who I was. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by three of my brothers within this band – one literally by blood – and have always been able to be myself with them. It’s about realising what you have and remembering when you can’t see it.
The release of I Don’t Know follows from bdrmm’s widely-acclaimed 2020 debut, Bedroom, and numerous well-received singles since.