BAD JUJU Announce Sophomore EP + New Single ‘Dawn’


Photo by Andrew Basso // Electrum Photography


Melbourne’s Bad Juju today share their new single and accompanying video, Dawn. The stirring new track comes alongside the announcement that the band will release their sophomore EP, ‘You’re Not Alone’ on Friday 4th September.
 
Dawn sees Bad Juju again draw inspiration from real-life relationships, detailing the experience of supporting a friend through their battle with addiction. Speaking of the track, frontman Russell Holland says:
 
“Dawn’ is about a text message – “Do you get lonely because I get lonely too” from a friend struggling to get through the night due to loneliness and using drugs to get through their pain, and our “save me from myself tonight” lyric refers to the drugs saving them from their demons.”


Dawn was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Avalanche Studios with Callan Orr. The new track follows the band’s May release Disappoint, which saw additions to Spotify’s Rock Out and Apple Music’s New Music Daily and New Rock playlists, as well as triple j Unearthed’s Top 5 Songs of the Week. The track was also praised by triple j’s Richard Kingsmill, who said “I love a song of confession that is screamed from a mountain top. Loud and proud stuff again from these guys”, marking an impressive start to the year. 


Bad Juju entered into the spotlight in 2017 with all guns blazing, creating hard-hitting 90s inspired grunge rock. Their first song Bloom immediately made an impression, with Triple J Unearthed’s Dave Ruby Howe giving it 4.5 stars saying“Big! It’s like a sustained series of body blows.”

In 2018, the band released melodic and hook-driven Moving On, lifted from their debut EP ‘Hidden Desire’. The release captured the attention of Triple J and Triple J Unearthed, securing an add to full rotation on both stations, and scoring the band a slot as Unearthed Featured Artist.

Since the release of ‘Hidden Desire’, Bad Juju have been cutting their teeth on the live circuit alongside some impressive names, including Mayday Parade (US), Trophy Eyes, Dream On Dreamer, and Columbus, as well as performing at BIGSOUND 2018.

In 2019 the band turned their attention once more to writing and recording a follow-up, and in October released Say It which also received high praise from Triple J Unearthed and Triple J’s Group Music Director Richard Kingsmill, who gave it 4 stars saying “You fucking mean it. I can tell. All bands should.”

In 2020 Bad Juju are back and ready to hit the scene again in a big way. After a couple of years honing their sound and making the live show better than ever, the band are excited to follow up on ‘Hidden Desire’ and show everyone what they’re made of. 


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