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NEWS: BAD POP RELEASE VIDEO GAME INSPIRED MUSIC VID FOR NEW SINGLE ‘BAD POP’

Killing Moon’s latest management signing, Bad Pop are taking the world by storm with their brand new video for their self titled single ‘Bad Pop‘. Their sporadic journey around their native Canada saw them bounce from pubs and clubs to friend’s floors and sweat soaked venues and has now led them to the UK and a newly inked record deal with M:UK.  

The single itself is a statement of intent and a deluge of raw punk rock energy, warm analog psychedelia, and cheeky nihilistic musings on music festivals, fast food and the loneliness of adulthood. The band skilfully incorporate pop melodies with a sense of irony, honesty and sadness recalling bands like Pavement, Pixies, and Modest Mouse. 

Frontman Chris Connelly explains ‘its a snarky reflection on the music business in both is cheeky lyrical style and simplistically catchy guitar riffs. It shines a cynical light on industry conventions never straying from the darkly comedic tone that’s at the heart of what we do. It’s a parody of a pop song that also succeeds at being a pop song, and that’s a hell of a lotta pop’.  

Playing with parody seems to be something of a trademark for the band, as demonstrated by their retro video game inspired video for the track. The high octane video sees the band members  transformed into players in a first person shoot ’em up – think a cross between Grand Theft Auto and Duck Hunt, with a measure of E numbers thrown in for good taste. The DIY 8-bit aesthetic is part gaming nostalgia trip, part homage to the mind-bending alternate reality sequence in The Beach and part satirical comment on the music business, making this one video you don’t want to miss.

‘Bad Pop’ is out now via M:UK

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  1. Tabitha

    Love this video, the aesthetics fit beautifully and could really work for a video game of this nature! Parodying pop with these loud colours and, at times, pixel graphics fits the theme of the song great!


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