Bad Sounds’ Mixtape One – EP Review

It’s finally here! The much anticipated ‘Mixtape one’ is now available on all platforms and I can honestly say I’m loving it.

They released two promising singles “Hot Head Chippenham” (you can read my review of it here) and “Living Alone” ahead of the EP, leaving us all to wonder what gems could be left for the full release and what they produced is what I would call the equivalent of a diamond necklace.

Peppered in-between each full song is a “(skit)” which helps the EP flow almost seamlessly from intro to outro. They are almost little insights into what the recording process and the time in the studio was like. “HHC Reprise (skit)” displays this the most with what sounds like a group of people singing the main chorus line from ‘Hot Head Chippenham’ accompanied by clapping, laughing and people talking in the background. It feels very personal.

My personal favourite track on the EP is ‘Enough’. It feels more emotional than the other tracks, it’s accompanied by a calmer but still repetitive bass line and a looped guitar effect but it still has the signature punchy hip-hop-esque beat that gives their music a city night time driving feel. With the song having lyrics like “Mum’s got issues, pass the tissues” definitely makes the song feel personal and melancholy in comparison to their usual energetic and upbeat tunes.

The wait for this EP was definitely worth it, you can listen to it on all platforms and the boys are touring in November:

Wed 8 – Thekla, Bristol
Tues 14th – The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
Wed 15th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Thur 16th – Le Belle Angele, Edinburgh
Fri 17th – Think Tank?, Newcastle
Sat 18th – The Cookie, Leicester
Mon 20th – The Face Bar, Reading
Tues 21st – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Wed 22nd Nov – Komedia, Brighton
Thur 23rd – Scala, London

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