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Still Nervous
05/31/2024
Bad Nerves Still Nervous
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Dubbed the ‘best band in England right now’ by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong (right before he was spotted wearing Bad Nerves merch at the Grammys Gala), Bad Nerves announce their highly anticipated sophomore album Still Nervous to be released 31st May and release first single ‘You’ve Got The Nerve’.

Written and recorded in the same spider-infested garage that spawned their self-titled debut, Still Nervous is poised to be the ‘greatest follow-up record in the entire recorded history of recording follow-up records’. It’s a record that has been bubbling away in the background whilst Bad Nerves dragged their frenetic live show all around the world. A sophomore album that was never meant to exist, the release is packed with break-neck speed sing-alongs and is a record that will outlive me, you, and whoever else is reading this.

Heavily inspired by the classic Ramones track ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’, accompanying single ‘You’ve Got The Nerve’ is a fuck you to all the grey sludge-eating smooth brains that try their hardest to drag you into their hellish pools of unchased dreams and diminished hopes. Frontman and songwriter Bobby Nerves says “It’s about looking in the mirror and asking yourself if you’ve got the nerve to do the shit you want to do, against the odds.” He continues about the forthcoming album, “Prepare your ear drums for tinnitus and for no other rock band to ever seem interesting again. Rock and roll lives; guitar music is never dead. Fuck you!”

The bastard child of a Ramones/Strokes one night stand, Bad Nerves drew acclaim with their debut releases ‘Dreaming’, ‘Baby Drummer’, & ‘Can’t Be Mine’. It would appear to be in the DNA of rock music, particularly punk music, that their self-made debut put them in the hearts and minds of the cream of the alternative crop; from UK tastemakers such as Dan P Carter to Alyx Holcombe to Jack Saunders, to rock legends such as Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong (adding the band to his Oakland Coffee playlist) and Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard (labelling them as one of his recent favourite bands). Drawing comparisons to Supergrass, Ramones and Jay Reatard, the band have been supported extensively by Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6music, Radio X, Classic Rock, Kerrang! and Dork.

Shortly after recording previous single ‘USA’ (which was mastered at the famous Abbey Road Studios), the band were invited to America to support Royal Blood which presented a perfect opportunity to introduce the song to an American audience. The band then were invited personally by The Darkness to join them as special guests across their sold-out UK tour in December. After catching the attention of The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins who, when speaking of the band on his YouTube stream, said “How can you not like this band? They’re so fucking cool”, Bad Nerves were personally invited to join them on their tours this Autumn and Winter. Special guest slots for the band in the past year also saw them touring alongside Black Honey, Creeper, Salem, Tigercub, and The Struts whilst they played an unforgettable show at BST Hyde Park this year with rock legends Guns ‘n’ Roses.

With their loyal supporters of the industry, the band have also built a dedicated fan base since their debut album release in 2020. With a BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale session and Amazon Live Scene Twitch stream also under their belt, the band have garnered an overwhelming amount of support with only one album to their name. The five-piece dropped a limited edition run of 10” vinyls from their iconic Sebright Arms show in April 2022 whilst Classic Rock Magazine summed the night up as ‘this is what we needed. Go and see Bad Nerves. Do it now”. With bodies falling from the ceiling and the recording equipment blowing up half way through the set due to the heat of the room, the night was one that will go down in punk’s history books.

 

Still Nervous track list:

  1. Don’t Stop
  2. Antidote
  3. USA
  4. You’ve Got The Nerve
  5. Plastic Rebel
  6. Sorry
  7. Television
  8. Jimmy The Punk
  9. Alright
  10. You Should Know By Now
  11. Too Lazy To Love
  12. The Kids Will Never Have Their Say