A scant 18 months ago, Bad Laws featured as One To Watch in the local Argus.
The four-piece met at BIMM, juggled studies with performance, and in the process crafted their female-fronted heavy rock sound.
When we reviewed their last single Break – https://pluggedinbrighton.com/2019/04/01/new-badlaws-single-break/ – we described them as:
a more fuzzy Killers with female vocals, if you will
So their new single I’m Not Myself might come as something of a surprise.
Out goes the rockier sound of Break and in comes a poppier flavour washed with Gothic ennui, a reflective mood where strong rather than rock guitars mix with ethereal vocals.
Bad Laws weren’t themselves but perhaps have become themselves with a change in direction. As to whether this is a one-off or for good, future releases will tell. I’m Not Myself is an unexpected but welcomed release.