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Rock Action

Released: 30.06.23







Second album dilemma: repeat or change things up? Add in a new label, Rock Action, and expectations from all quarters, not least from the band themselves and things could all go…well…weird. Thankfully Hull’s bdrmm (Bedroom) manage to augment the same dreamy melancholy and ambient introspection that made their debut so lush while eyeing up brand new scenery.

The ‘shoegazing’ label is a misnomer really. Yes, there remains a lot for fans of Slowdive, MBV, DIIV et al to love, but from opener Alps through to A Final Movement, the songs on I Don’t Know sound much fuller, focussed on beats and grooves as much as harsher waves of sound, with Be Careful and Hidden Camera both being fine examples, this wider panoramic view fits perfectly.


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