Discover Leeds rockers Badminton


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Leeds trio Badminton return with their new indie rock cut ‘I Was, You Were’.

They consider their music ‘sad alt rock’ which nods to The Black Foxxes and Death Cab For Cutie but once you hear them and see them live, you will have nothing but a smile on your face.

They tick all the boxes, emotionally and sonically. Recent support slots of Glass Caves, Fickle Friends and Dirty Hit Records’ own King Nun, who described them as “absolutely sick”, have confirmed this.

‘I Was, You Were’, taken from the EP Try Getting a Reservation at Dorsia Now, has now been released as a single. It’s an enchanting upbeat affair; with a sweet guitar hook and reverberating drums, it sweeps you in and gets you on your feet.

‘Pinelight’, the first track to be taken off the EP, was the first official release as Badminton, having its audio debut via John Kennedy’s X-posure show on Radio X and with additional support/interview from BBC Introducing East Midlands’ Dean Jackson. The band recently played a BBC Introducing show at Rough Trade Nottingham, presented by Dean himself.

The whole EP was written in a very short space of time, thus it’s tracks are connected to very specific feelings, making it feel like a short story or film as they are all intertwined. The EP was then recorded sequentially in one straight week to help keep this important dynamic.

The band continues to write and are currently working on their follow-up EP. In the meantime listen to ‘I Was, You Were’ now.