bdrmm share new single “Standard Tuning” + announce new 10″ ft. Nathan Fake remix



bdrmm share new single “Standard Tuning”

EU / UK headline tour starts 14th February and support dates with DIIV in March

10” featuring “Standard Tuning” and Nathan Fake remix of “Alps” out 19th April

New album “I Don’t Know” out now on Rock Action


Today, the Hull based shoegaze quartet bdrmm return with a new single titled “Standard Tuning”. The track follows the release of the band’s widely lauded second album “I Don’t Know”, and the autumn single release of “Mud” on Mogwai’s Rock Action label.

“I Don’t Know” arrived to critical acclaim with the likes of Consequence calling it “one of their most enticing successes yet” and Rolling Stone UK describing it as “a chaotic, thrilling evolution”. The lead single “It’s Just A Bit Of Blood” was also playlisted on BBC Radio 6 Music, and Brooklyn Vegan made the record their Album Of The Week saying that “I Don’t Know” saw them “not only avoid the sophomore slump but deliver a second album that is miles better their debut.

Ahead of their forthcoming tour, the band have returned today with the digital release of a brand new track in “Standard Tuning”. The track forms part of a 10” release which will also feature a remix of the recent album’s opener and live favourite, “Alps”. The remix has been reworked by English electronic musician and producer Nathan Fake and will be available everywhere digitally from 19th April. The limited 10” format will feature an etched B-side.

Recorded during their album studio sessions for “I Don’t Know”, frontman Ryan Smith says of the single:

“Standard Tuning is an important track in the ever-changing development of our creative process, as it was a collaboration between myself and Jordan. I created the loop using techniques such as stretching samples and chopping them, and Jordan added synthetics and drum processing and structured it into the track you hear now. Lyrically, the words followed the loss of an old childhood friend. Despite the fact of not speaking to somebody for years, you still feel an atmosphere of upset and loss. The passing affected the Hull community in such a way that it was impossible not to be affected by it. The song is about loss and a tribute to old friends.” 



“Standard Tuning” arrives ahead of the band’s forthcoming European tour dates and a selection of festival shows.

Full dates are as follows:


14th Feb – Sala MasterClub, Vigo, Spain15th Feb – La Salvaje, Oviedo, Spain16th Feb – Loco Club, Valencia, Spain17th Feb – The Garage / Zowie, Barcelona, Spain19th Feb – Arci Bellezza, Milan, Italy20th Feb – Covo Club, Bologna, Italy22nd Feb – Naumanns, Leipzig, Germany23rd Feb – Hole44, Berlin, Germany24th Feb – FZW, Dortmund, Germany26th Feb – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands27th Feb – LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, Netherlands28th Feb – Petit Bain, Paris, France


1st March – La Route Du Rock, Saint-Malo, France5th March – Band on the Wall, Manchester6th March – Tunnels, Aberdeen, Scotland7th March – Beat Generator, Dundee, Scotland8th March – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland9th March – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, Scotland11th March – The Cluny, Newcastle, England12th March – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London, England (supporting DIIV)13th March – New Century, Manchester, England (supporting DIIV)14th March – Norwich Arts Centre, England15th March – The Joiners, Southhampton, England16th March – Whereelse?, Margate18th March – The Face bar, Reading19th March – Yellow Arch, Sheffield


6th April – Porto Mouco, Porto27th April – Gold Sounds, Leeds


23rd – 26th May – Bearded Theory Festival, UK


29th June – Big City, Glasgow


9th August – Ypsigrock Festival, Palermo30th August – Brighton Psych Rock Festival, Brighton

Tickets are on sale now via

New 10” single out 19th April via Rock Action – Pre-order here

bdrmm are:

Ryan Smith (guitar, vocals) Jordan Smith (bass, synth and vocals)Conor Murray (drums) Joe Vickers (guitar)