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The Bads / Press

“f you've never heard of Kiwi group the Bads, you've still heard of the Bads - it wouldn't make any sense for a record this accomplished to come from nowhere. The core of the group is duo Dianne Swann and Brett Adams (formerly known as the Julie Dolphin), The Bads' second album finds them in top shape, with a flawless country-indie-rocking-popping blend that doubtless led their appointment as Lucinda Williams' support act of choice. Swann's voice is magic (no wonder Thom Yorke recorded a duet with her!) though the voices in harmony are better still. Enjoy the Bads while we have them - it seems the whole world wants a piece of them! MC Cheese On Toast.…”

Matthew Crawley - Cheeseontoast

““In this New Zealand Music Month there are a lot of albums which broadcast on a narrow emotional/songwriting frequency, but the Bads -- with the kind of musical maturity which only comes from years accrued -- have a sense of diversity and dynamics which is very appealing indeed” Graham Reid Elsewhere.co.nz”

Graham Reid - Elsewhere.co.nz

“ “songs breathe with rustic charm and fine tunes”… **** Russel Baillie NZ Herald”

Russell Baillie - NZ Herald