Brisbane Metalcore act Bad Party deliver their heaviest single to date with sultry new single Pray, their first release with brand new vocalist Dale Dudeson of fellow Brisbane metalcore outfit Revoid.
Pray is produced, mixed and mastered by Callan Orr at Avalanche Studios (Dream On Dreamer, Bad/Love, Alt.) and is partnered with a dark music video directed and edited by Colin Jeffs at Tens of Swords Media – watch the video here.
The new single is a provocative track that explores the power of human connection. Vocalist Dale Dudeson explains: “Innuendo aside, Pray was a concept I had been working on for a while. Originally it was a take on how the right person can really bring you to your knees, sometimes in both beautiful and destructive ways.”
While the foundations of the song take on a seductive tone, the band also highlight the other side of the coin, “Rather than keep the entire affair “sleazy”, we wanted to touch on a very real issue with the way people become unrequitedly infatuated with others with no real cause to do so. For some people, just a glance is enough, but for others, it’s all too much and quite often a pain in the ass.”
Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, Bad Party is Daniel Long and Alex Nisiriou (formerly of Chronolyth) on guitars, Campbell Henderson on bass, and Dale Dudeson. The quartet burst onto the scene in 2022 with their EP, ‘Beyond Repair‘. This release attracted all the right attention and set the stage for their live debut, where they found themselves headlining a sold-out show in support of their debut release.
Their latest single Want It became their best performing single to date, with Hysteria Mag commenting: “The track showcases some of the best aspects of heavy music”. Triple j Unearthed added the single to rotation as Dave Ruby Howe gave the track 4 stars and reviewed with: “When you order steak with a side of steak. Extra meaty from the Bad Party boys.”
Since their inception, the band have seized every opportunity to connect with their growing fanbase and have played alongside artists to the likes of Banks Arcade, Diamond Constuct, Clay J Gladstone, She Cries Wolf, Headwreck and more.
Bad Party draw influence from a wide variety of genres including electronic, rock, grunge, nu-metal and metalcore. The sonic amalgamation of sounds has seen the band evolve into a formidable force over their two year life span and have solidified them as rising stars to keep eyes on in Australia’s alternative community.