Bad Breeding announces their new album 'Contempt'

Bad Breeding, the Stevenage-based hardcore unit, are set to release their fifth album ‘Contempt’ on June 14th with One Little Independent Records in the UK+EU and Iron Lung Records in the US.

It follows 2022s ‘Human Capital’ which mercilessly attacked Conservative meritocracy and the exploitative forces of late capitalism.‘Contempt’ ups the ante yet again andexplores the continued effects that austerity has had on the working public and specifically capital’s destruction of the planet and its inhabitants.It’s released with multiple essays in an accompanying zine, one that follows environmentaland humanitarian journalist Aidan Frere-Smithand another that tells the story of a homelessness crisisin a city full of unused housing. Utilizing a mix of propulsive rhythm and furious, explosive guitars to maximum effect, Bad Breeding have  weaponised their anger in the fight for survival;“Because these days are ours to take / Seize them with union, love and rage”.

“Bad Breeding has fomented a beautiful, caustic fury that is as artistically impressive as it is unwavering” NPR

Bad Breeding comprise of Christopher Dodd (vocals),Idris Mirza(guitar), Charlie Rose (bass), and Jimmy Guvercin(drums). They draw influence from the original British pioneers of the anarcho-punk scene; Crass,Rudimentary Peni, and Flux of Pink Indians. They formed in 2013 and their first release, ‘Burn This Flag’, came the following year via HateHateHate Records. 2014 saw them moveaway from labels and self-release their second single, ‘Chains’, selling it via online auction sites. Their eponymous debut album wasself-released in April 2016. In 2017, Bad Breeding linked up with Hackney-based punk label La Vida Es Un Musand US-based Iron Lung for ‘Divide’.

‘Contempt’ was recorded and produced at Chapel Studiosby Ben Greenberg, an engineer from Brooklyn, one half of Industrial outfit Uniform and ex-member of The Men. He’s worked on a number of bands (The Chisel,Metz, cumgirl8, Drab Majesty)and scores, including multiple for A24 as well as on Johann Johansson’s Mandy soundtrack

Track listing:
1.Temple of Victory
7.GildedCage/ Sanctuary
8.Vacant Paradise

Bad Breeding Live:
10-05 - Eindhoven, NL - Stroomhuis
24-05 - The Hague, NL - Sniester Festival
25-05 - Hasselt, BE - Farm

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