Last week’s triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Bad Juju, are our latest 123 family member!
They have just announced their debut EP ‘Hidden Desire’, to be released independently on Friday 13th July, which we couldn’t be more excited for.
The EP will be launched with the band’s upcoming show supporting Trophy Eyes at Workers Club in Melbourne, followed by a run of headline dates in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide throughout August.
The release includes triple j favourite ‘Moving On’, which has recently received full rotation at the station, as well as previous singles ‘Bloom’ and ‘Run Away’. Moving On was also added to Apple Musics ‘The A-List Rock‘, triple j Unearthed ‘Best New Music‘ and Short Fast Loud.
“The record is themed around the idea that you can never truly know what is happening inside another person’s head,” the band explain. “They can seem fine on the outside and hide their true self.“
“Hidden Desire explores how people deal with loss, anxiety, and depression, but moves into pushing these issues aside and trying to change our lives for the better, thinking positively going forward.”
Watch ‘Moving On’ here:
Bad Juju have entered into the spotlight with all guns blazing, and with a background playing in established bands such as House vs Hurricane, Confession, Lovers Grave, and Earth Caller, it’s no surprise the Melbourne quartet know how to make an entrance.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Brand New, At The Drive In, and Turnover, Bad Juju have formulated hard-hitting 90s inspired grunge and punk rock without forgetting their original roots in the heavy scene.
“We want our band to have the impact that the bands we grew up listening to had,” explains vocalist Russ. “Acts like Thrice, Citizen, and Turnover always maintained that sense of adventure and emotion – we want to make sure what we write is interesting to ourselves and hopefully others enjoy it as well.”
The band’s current single, ‘Moving On’, captured the attention of triple j and triple j Unearthed, securing an add to full rotation on both stations, and scoring the band a slot asUnearthed Featured Artist.
Previous singles ‘Bloom’ and ‘Run Away’ have also clocked up airplay on both stations, proving the band are yet to release a lacklustre track. Bad Juju have also been busy honing their live show, sharing stages with the likes of Dream On Dreamer, Trophy Eyes, Columbus, and The Beautiful Monument to name a few.
Now, the release of their highly anticipated debut EP ‘Hidden Desire’ serves as another bold step in the right direction for Bad Juju, cementing their place in Australian punk rock music amongst the likes of Dear Seattle, Luca Brasi, Endless Heights and Trophy Eyes.
In the spirit of “bad juju”, the band will release their debut EP ‘Hidden Desire’ on Friday 13th July.
123 Agency Presents:
Thursday 5th July
UNFD x Changes showcase
Bendigo Hotel – Melbourne, VIC
w/ Void Of Vision, The Beautiful Monument & Pridelands
Friday 13th July
The Workers Club – Melbourne, VIC
w/ Trophy Eyes
Friday 17th August
Foxxy Dolphin – Melbourne, VIC
Tickets | RSVP
Saturday 18th August
West Thebby – Adelaide, SA
Tickets | RSVP
Thursday 30th August
Marly Bar – Sydney, NSW
‘Hidden Desire’ is out on
Friday 13th, July.