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“Starts like a Living End classic, has a Chorus Ball Park Music would admire, and an instrumental breakdown that makes me think this band is the real deal.” – Richard Kingsmill (Triple J)
“This is a fantastic piece of Aussie punk rock that demands you to press play over and over again.” – Nick Findlay (Triple J)
“Uplifting music that makes you feel connected to a massive crowd even though we’re all living through a pandemic and are mostly isolated. How do you do it!” – Celine Narinli (Triple J)
“The moment you press play on a Beddy Rays track, that authentic suburban charm is felt as strongly as it’s heard.” – Triple J Unearthed
Kings of a good time, Beddy Rays, have started 2021 off with a bang! Since their release of weekend anthem Sobercoaster last year, things have been non-stop for these fun-loving larrikins. The cracker of a tune has amassed almost 1 million streams on Spotify and echoed throughout Australia during triple j’s Hottest 100, receiving a spot at number 57 and truly cementing the four-piece as one of Australia’s most lovable groups.
Beddys’ follow up track Better Weather also received rave reviews among triple j folk, gaining a spot on the station’s high rotation and leaving fans aching for what comes next.
Written with a view from the outside looking in, Beddys’ first release of the year Wait a While navigates the waters of toxic relationships from afar. Quite often you don’t see the warning signs when you’re in any kind of relationship, whether it’s a friendship or a romance. It’s easy to focus on all the good when you’re in deep, so much so that you miss what are commonly known as “red flags”. Frontman, Jacko, explains:
“Often people hang around and wait for something to get better, or for someone to grow and change but that might not happen. I was writing the song when I was up north and a friend was going through some shit, there’s a shrub up there called Wait a While and when you walk past it grabs a hold of you and you can’t get it off. I thought that was a good analogy for the song because sometimes people act the same way, they can grab a hold of you and hold you back from being happy and who you are.”
Set for release on March 10, the single will be followed up by a comical music video as well as the boys dropping hints of an upcoming tour. Channeling inspiration from punk rock heroes Green Day and home-grown fellow Aussies Hockey Dad, Wait a While is a feel-good, jump around track from the Beddys with the contrasting lyrics speaking truth to tough times. In true Beddys fashion, the track is filled with punching drumlines and a thrashing riff you simply can’t get out of your head. Relatable lyrics paired with an addictive melody has set Wait a While up as yet another sing-along anthem from Beddy Rays.
After emerging in 2017 with their debut EP ‘Lost Found Beat Around’, the boys continued to follow up with new music, refining their sound with every release. These days, it’s almost impossible not to recognise a Beddy Rays track, as their music has become a carefully curated recipe involving all the right ingredients: powerful lyrics, strong hooks, mosh-worthy riffs and a lingering sense of comradery & good vibes which remains prevalent in everything they create.
These four young tradies are on their way to becoming the next big Australian export, with a growing loyal fanbase, tracks that leave you desperate for a summer festival and humble, down-to-earth personalities – everyone wants to be friends with Beddy Rays.
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