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Ready for Boredom

Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys
Ready for Boredom

10 Track, LP (2013, R.I.P. Society)
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It's right there on the cover. Boredom. The four Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys sitting around a pub’s front bar. The boredom of waiting. Waiting for the show to start. To sound-check. Waiting for that dude to bring an extra guitar amp. For the headliners – Royal Headache, UV Race, some shitty touring US band – to turn up. Maybe it’s just waiting for music to come along and excite them. Like the first time they heard KISS, Slade and, yes, early and mid-era Replacements.

It’s apparent that the aforementioned bands have had an influence on the Sydney four-piece – lead track ‘Devotion’ could well be about Hootenanny or Destroyer – but of all the bands I've been listening to over the last few years, it seems that BWBB have most improved in sound and songwriting. This without having changed their game plan. Not that they treat this as a game. Like they have a plan! The best way to describe their sound is still blasted, ramshackle and hell loose, but the addition of drummer Doug Gibson to the fold of brothers Nic and Ben Warnock and Joe Sukit seems to have helped the band build in confidence both in songwriting and performance. None more so than the two tracks ‘Bite My Tongue’ and ‘Loneliness’.


Bed Wettin' Bad Boys - Bite My Tongue by R.I.P SOCIETY RECORDS


The first could have been written by Paul Westerberg if he lived in a share house in Enmore. Nic Warnock spills his heart out onto a beer-soaked carpet as an audience stands wondering where the after-party is going to be. His gravel voice belting out lines like “I just want to live a stress-free life.” Of being old and mature enough to walk away from a shitty situation but not too mature or old enough to stop blasting scrappy punk rock. Behind all the bombast and swagger lies a beautiful song both in sound and sentiment. Strip it back and it could be something Lower Plenty could have written. As it is, it’s a glorious piece of I’m trying really hard to articulate something here.

Sukit takes care of vocals on the album’s strongest track, 'Loneliness'. Galloping out from the start like a faster version of The Only Ones’ ‘Another Girl Another Planet’ before blowing out into raspy vocals and two guitar along. While he is best known as the bassist for Royal Headache, Sukit contributions here like that prove that he is a talented vocalist and songwriter.


Bed Wettin' Bad Boys - Any Day Now by R.I.P SOCIETY RECORDS


Recorded at their Marrickville rehearsal space by Woollen Kits’ Tom Hardisty, Ready for Boredom captures four guys who use rock and roll not as some kind of salvation but rather just as a way to deal with getting older. Reacting to boredom. Not in a slacker, waster style that so much of punk identifies with, but more with lasting relationships and developing/burgeoning non-music careers. Using the Thai menus stuck to the fridge more often. Perhaps the opening line of the title track sums it up best: “I don’t wanna go out for a good time/Rather stay at home and get things done.”

by Tim Scott

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Your Comments

checkers  said about 1 year ago:

Is this getting a digital release, or do I have to step foot in a record store again?


unvisible  said about 1 year ago:

or do I have to step foot in a record store again?

Heaven forfend!


anonymous  said about 1 year ago:

Just want to know what record stores it's in so I can step foot in one and buy it.


nic.rulz  said about 1 year ago:

Sorting digital out this week. May well be on iTunes now with other outlets to follow. Copies sent to repressed records, beatdisc, delivering to red eye as I type, Tommy gun in tas, clarity in Adelaide, rockinghorse in Bris, no patience distro, polyester, wooly bully, collectors corner, matt kennedys house, vicious sloth, title stores across Australia (arrived on cd, vinyl in the next few days). I'm sure I'm forgetting somewhere. Anyone after wholesale copies email the rip society gmail account.

Launch shows start next week.no way I'm typing those in on a phone.


ghoti-max  said about 1 year ago:

no way I'm typing those in on a phone

Good thing I'm waiting for something to finish at work...

January Sat 19, Brisbane, The Primitive.
With Cobwebbs, Red Red Krovvy & Greg Boring.
Tickets on the door

January Fri 25, Melbourne, John Curtin
With Lower Plenty & Leather Towel
Tickets from http://www.johncurtinhotel.com/

January Sun 27, Adelaide, The Metro
With Constant Mongrel, Wireheads & Bruff Superior
Tickets on the door

February Fri 1, Sydney, The Square
With Camperdown & Out, Legendary Hearts & Snotty Babies
Tickets from http://ripsociety.bigcartel.com/

February Sun 3, Newcastle, TBC
With Blank Realm & more
Tickets on the door

http://www.facebook.com/events/111072219062409/


ghoti-max  said about 1 year ago:

Really great album, has been one of those records I go back to when I need to settle my head and assure myself that shit's ok, and probably will be for a while too


ex_king_john  said about 1 year ago:

I'll finally get to see what the Royal Headache bassist looks like.


seahunt  said about 1 year ago:

Woah. This record is great.

I'll finally get to see what the Royal Headache bassist looks like.

Lol. He's learned his lesson from supporting the Black Keys it seems.


als_fish  said about 1 year ago:

This album lasts the exact time it takes me to drive from my house to the in laws. True story. Realised on my first listen while driving up the M4 yesterday I had the biggest grin on my face. Nailed it. Great album.


ghoti-max  said about 1 year ago:

Woah. This record is great.

It's my favourite album for a really long time. I haven't flogged an album this much since Royal Headache's...it's pretty fucking special


huwzey  said about 1 year ago:

i cry big boy tears every time i listen to this, it is that good


Mr Wu  said about 1 year ago:

Yeah any day now does it for me. Looking forward to playing this very loud, in the dark, with a box of wine in my belly.


unvisible  said about 1 year ago:

I purchased this record at lunchtime and look forward to listening to it.


mrmagoo  said about 1 year ago:

need to get this asap! looking forward to the launch show

also, when are Camperdown putting something OUT??


ghoti-max  said about 1 year ago:

also, when are Camperdown putting something OUT??

I'm pretty sure their LP comes out in March...


checkers  said about 1 year ago:

Still nothing in the iTunes store. What other digital outlets are included in the ''others to follow''?


thedropkick  said about 1 year ago:

There's some serious cream being spilt over this one, can't wait to hear it.


mrmagoo  said about 1 year ago:

any d/l code with the LP?


memphis  said about 1 year ago:

yes


blacklight  said about 1 year ago:

love these songs...the sound way better than their name


Captain Oblivious  said about 1 year ago:

^ Says the expert.


ex_king_john  said about 1 year ago:

How fucking good are they live eh? Don't miss them. And the bassist for Royal Headache does his best to not be seen by BWBB fans as well. Sings side-on then disappears behind the PA stacks or whatever shadows he can find.


seahunt  said about 1 year ago:

''Sally'' = Jet


ghoti-max  said about 1 year ago:

''Sally'' = Jet

I would've said Creedence...


mrmagoo  said about 1 year ago:

Keith Richards


Tom+  said about 1 year ago:

''Sally'' = Jet

I would've said Creedence...

Or fucken Slade...


seahunt  said about 1 year ago:

Jokes aside, Sally is my least favourite though off what is otherwise a cracker.


nic.rulz  said about 1 year ago:

Cheeky lil reminder the Melbourne album launch is tonight with Lower Plenty & Leather Towel at the John curtain ;-)


pollyphonic  said about 1 year ago:

thanks for the reminder nic.rulz


anonymous  said about 1 year ago:

don't tell people, i want to get in before it sells out!


monoceros  said about 1 year ago:

Reckon this'll sell out early? Can we get some playing times?


nic.rulz  said about 1 year ago:

Leather towel 9. Lower plenty 10. Bwbb 11


fakeplasticme  said about 1 year ago:

Anyone know if the vinyl is in at Title (Melb stores) yet?


anonymous  said about 1 year ago:

Should be? I got one from polyester city on monday.


fakeplasticme  said about 1 year ago:

Thanks anon! Will swing by Sydney Road store later to take advantage of the 25% off sale...


anonymous  said about 1 year ago:

Best band in Australia/worst band in Australia.


timscottt  said about 1 year ago:

BWBB playing tomorrow (Sat) arvo upstairs at Gaso with Gentlemen and Red Red Krovvy. 3pm start.


gabbo  said about 1 year ago:

Fuck. Soccer clash.


nic.rulz  said about 1 year ago:

Hey Sydney,
The 'Ready For Boredom' album launch show is on tonight at The Square, Haymarket.
We will have the last copies we possess (as both band and label) available for sale. Of course many retailers will still have copies.

Here are the playing times...
Snotty babies 8.30
Legendary Hearts 9.15
Camperdown & Out 10.00
Bed Wettin' Bad Boys 11.00

Also Newcastle jig is this Sunday...
February Sun 3, White's Records. 3pm. $8
QUADRUPLE ALBUM LAUNCH: Super Star, Blank Realm, Bed Wettin' Bad Boys, Angel Eyes. Plus local guests The Sufferjets.


chrowens  said about 1 year ago:

Awesome show the other night in Sydney. I was also blown away by Camperdown & Out



ghoti-max  said about 1 year ago:

Success Rock Continued


Zac  said about 4 months ago:

BWBB's playing The Square with Lecherous Gaze(SF,US), Oily Boys & Gentlemen(Melb)

Friday December 6th

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Tracklisting
  • 1.   Devotion
  • 2.   Bite My Tongue
  • 3.   Only Loneliness
  • 4.   Call
  • 5.   Have You Ever
  • 6.   Any Day Now
  • 7.   Sally
  • 8.   Wait And See
  • 9.   Ready For Boredom
  • 10.   Keep It From You
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