Formed late 2019 in Stoke On Trent, Alt-Pop band Bad Love combine the cinematic allure of new-romantic icons like The Cure and Tears For Fears, with the heartfelt and anthemic pop-hooks of artists like The 1975, LANY and MUNA. They have released a new single called ‘Hurricane’, which is available to listen to on Spotify and iTunes.

Here’s what Andy had to say when we got a chance to ask some questions and have a catch up.

What have you been up to since we last spoke?
“Tons of song writing has been the main thing really! We’ve played a couple of wicked shows and had our first headliner coming up but with Covid and everything it’s meant we’ve really focused in on what records we’re releasing for the rest of the year”.

You have a new single out called ‘Hurricane’ could you tell us a bit about the song?
“Sure! Hurricane is about how new love can catch you unawares and can take hold of you so quickly. It’s about how intoxicated you can feel by someone when you’ve only known them for a week but you just feel something real there.  For me, it’s also about the anxieties that can cause, the late night overthinking of whether you’re good enough and if you deserve, the ‘what do they see in me’ kindof bits”.

What would you say has been your favourite gig you have played so far?
“We had an amazing debut show with a band called Paris Youth Foundation in Manchester, we had such a full room for our set and it we were just so thankful to everyone that supported us”.

Have you got any plans to release anymore singles any time soon?
“Yeah man, we’ve got another single coming out around June time I think and tons more after that! It’s all about when I can get them all finished!”

What do you have planned for the rest of 2020?
“Right now I guess it’s just locking down and putting music out until we know what else we can do, we’ve got a few isolations vids in the works and we’re planning to do a live streamed set at some point too!”

If Bad Love had to be remembered for one thing apart from the great music what would you want it to be?

“I think i’d like it to be about connecting with people on a real, emotional level. It’s the people that message from the otherside of the world and say ‘your song got me through a breakup’ or ‘me and my boyfriend first kissed to your song’ that give me a reason to make music. It’s to give people something real, so they feel like they’re not the only person in the world that feels the way they do”.

Any information you’d like us to add to the interview?
“Go spin our new tune Hurricane because it’ll mean the world! You can check out our socials here:”

By Siân Parker