The Bads are back with their new album, Losing Heroes, and today we get a taste of it with first single, Shelter Love​. 


Shelter Love is a taunting creeping number highlighted with Dianne Swann’s haunting and uplifting vocals in combo with long time partner Brett Adams magic guitar playing & their combined song craft, make for a great tease as to what else will come on their much anticipated next album, Losing Heroes.

Written across the summer of 2016, and recorded throughout the winter months with Ben Edwards at Sitting Room Studios in Lyttelton, Losing Heroes will be independently released on July 7th with LP and CD distribution via Rhythmethod and available via digital services. 

It’s been a four year hiatus since the 2013 album, Travel Light, was released.  The album reached #3 on the NZ Music Album Charts and regarded by many as one of the best NZ albums of all time.

“It’s an accomplished, beguiling record, one that should appeal to fans of Wilco and Crowded House, and deserves greater recognition.” 
– 5/5  – TimeOut, NZ Herald 

 ‘Travel Light is an album that you should buy. You should listen to. And you should love. Because it’s good. So very good.” – Blog on The Tracks

“Adams and Swann confirm that when it comes to songcraft and delivery they stand among our finest . . . albeit in that world where they have to struggle for the mainstream attention they so richly deserve….it’s time to pay attention to the Bads. Who are very, very good.”
-Graham Reid, 

Expect to hear more before the album release, and as their current fans know, The Bads are a great time live!!  More music and some tour dates to come!

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