‘Dehumanised’ is the third Bad Breeding single, taken from their forthcoming EP, Abandonment, out this week on One Little Indian Records. The Stevenage-based anarcho-punks recorded the EP on the eve of a European tour, in one room in Berlin with Ben Greenberg (Uniform) at the controls. The result captures all the urgent turbulence of their live show, bristling with an uncontained power.
Bad Breeding will also host a headline show at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington on International Workers’ Day (May 1) to help raise funds for People for People - Stevenage, a locally-run group that provides relief for marginalised sections of the town’s community.
On the four tracks that make up the Abandonment EP, the band engage in an honest and attentive fury that avoids ulterior motive. True to themselves and where they come from, the band fix upon an irrepressible surge of agitation that is, in every sense, important at a time when ‘profit negates life’, when the neglected are ‘left to sink’ and when there seems to be ‘no end to disillusion’.
1st May - IWD @ Waiting Room, London
6th May - Prince Albert, Brighton