Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems release their brilliant new album, HOO HA! today courtesy of Farmer & The Owl / BMG Records. In celebration of this new birth, Bad//Dreems have released a new video today for Mallee. The song depicting Australia’s true history begins in a sordid fashion - a festering penal colony, poorly thought out and executed, that nearly failed numerous times.
“I was reading Robert Hughes’ ‘The Fatal Shore’ at the time of writing Mallee,” explains guitarist/songwriter, Alex Cameron. “The Mallee is the often drought-stricken farming area that you pass from Adelaide to Melbourne. Driving through such places I can’t help but feel the desolation of the endless plains, and the ugliness of the dusty paddocks and wind farms where there once had been another world. I think it is important that the difficult and unsavoury parts of our history and culture are not hidden.”