24.05.2016 – Anniversary party!
20 years of Pushing Scandinavian Rock to the Man! have gone by. Bad Afro Records is no longer a teenager and the anniversary party will take place at Musikloppen at Christania in Copenhagen November 5th. Info about line-up and pre-sale tickets will follow soon.
20.05.2016 – Bellhound Choir album released today
The Bellhound Choir album Imagine The Crackle is out today on LP (including a CD) and as download/streaming. You can listen to the full album below.
10.05.2016 – Bellhound Choir: New album and European tour with John Garcia
The debut album by Bellhound Choir called Imagine The Crackle will be released next week (May 20th – pre-order HERE). Bellhound Choir has a preference for the blues but there is nothing nostalgic about the music. It’s very here and now and is mixed up with alternative folk that is both gloomy and melancholic. Main man Christian Hede Madsen has a past in the Danish stoner rock band Pet The Preacher which also shines through in the music and all together it ends up sounding like some sort of Scandinavian blues noir. The album has has a dark soul and sometimes it sounds like judgment day is just around the corner.
In December last year Bellhound Choir supported John Garcia (ex-Kyuss) on his European solo tour and it went so well that they will do another round of shows in Europe beginning in Hamburg May 18th. As Bellhound is on tour on the day of release of the album there will be no release party this time around.
18.05.2016 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir – Klubsen, Hamburg
19.05.2016 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir – Sputnik, Münster
20.05.2016 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir – Badehaus, Berlin
21.05.2016 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir – Alte Brauerei, Annaberg
22.05.2016 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir – Viper Room, Vienna
24.05.2016 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir – Vintage Bar, Zagreb
25.05.2016 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir– Sudwerk, Bolzano
26.05.2016 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir – Sedel, Luzern
27.05.2016 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden
28.05.2016 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir – Patronaat, Haarlem
28.04.2016 – Baby Woodrose – New album and shows in Denmark
Baby Woodrose will play a few shows in Denmark shortly after the release of their new album Freedom due out September 16th on Bad Afro. One cool thing about Freedom is that it is 100% analogue – the music on the vinyl version has never been near a computer. It’s all on tape. Just like in the old days.
The band has promised to play quite a few songs from the new album at the following shows. Pre-sale begins today at 10.00.
07. oktober – Aalborg, Studenterhuset (pre-sale)
08. oktober – Odense, Posten (pre-sale)
15. oktober – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset (pre-sale)
21. oktober – Aarhus, Radar (pre-sale)
22. oktober – Vejle, Bygningen (pre-sale)
20.04.2016 – Spids Nøgenhat to headline Copenhagen Psych Fest
Spids Nøgenhat will be headlining Copenhagen Psych Fest 2016! It will be their only show in 2016. The festival takes place July 13-16 at the four venues Musikloppen, Den Grå Hal, Christanias Børneteater and Byens Lys at Christania. Besides Spids Nøgenhat you can catch Bad Afro related artists such as The Janitors, Narcosatanicos, Telstar Sound Drone and The Setting Son as well as Orange Revival, Black Mountain, Spectrum, Black Lizard, Kaleidoscope, Electric Eye, Papir and many, many more acts. Get your tickets HERE
07.04.2016 – New Bellhound Choir single/video online today
The new Bellhound Choir single/video is online today. It’s called Bad Dreams and is taken from the debut album Imagine The Crackle due out May 20th 2016 on Bad Afro. Check out the video for Bad Dreams below.
18.03.2016 – Telstar Sound Drone album released today – listen to full album below
09.03.2016 – Dark Kashmir from the upcoming Telstar Sound Drone album
25.02.2015 – Pre-order the new Telstar Sound Drone LP
The pre-sale of the new Telstar Sound Drone LP Magical Solutions To Everyday Struggles begins today. 1st press is on black vinyl and includes a free CD with the entire album. Release date is Friday the 18th of March and pre-orders ships the day before so most people will receive it on the day of release. Pre-order the LP HERE
18.02.2016 – New Telstar Sound Drone single/video out today
The new Telstar Sound Drone single Drugs Help is released digitally today. It’s taken from the upcoming album ‘Magical Solutions To Everyday Struggles’ due out March 18th on Bad Afro. Video made by Malou Da Cunha Bang and Kristian Hoeck.
11.01.2016 – Release schedule 2016
2016 just said hello and Bad Afro has four new albums in the pipeline this year including Baby Woodrose, The Telstar Sound Drone, Bellhound Choir and Narcosatanicos. The coming year will also bring re-issues of four Baby Woodrose LPs that have been sold out for some time.
2016 is also the year when Bad Afro is no longer a teenager and turns 20 years old. Yes, we have been pushing Scandinavian Rock To The Man! since 1996 with a few additions from Italy, Australia and the US. The anniversary party, location and bands will be announced later.
Telstar Sound Drone – Magical Solutions To Everyday Struggles LP+CD 18.03.2016
Baby Woodrose – Third Eye Surgery – LP (white vinyl) 22.04.2016
Baby Woodrose – Chasing Rainbows LP (purple vinyl) 22.04.2016
Bellhound Choir – Imagine The Crackle LP+CD 20.05.2016
Baby Woodrose – Freedom LP+CD 16.09.2016 (new album!)
Baby Woodrose – Money For Soul (green vinyl) 14.10.2016
Baby Woodrose – Love Comes Down LP (purple vinyl) 14.10.2016
Narcosatanicos – Tba LP+CD 04.11.2016
12.12.2015 – New The Telstar Sound Drone album coming up
The Telstar Sound Drone have been working hard on their new album and it has now finally been sent to the printer. The title is Magical Solutions For Everyday Struggles and release is set for March 2016. It will be the first release on Bad Afro for about 18 months and first print of the LP on black vinyl will include a CD with the full album. Telstar is turning into a super group these days featuring Sean Jardenbæk on vocals, Hans Beck (Baby Woodrose) on drums, Mads Saaby (Baby Woodrose) on guitar, Hobbitten from Spids Nøgenhat on guitar and newcomer Moody Guru (Spids Nøgenhat/ex-Baby Woodrose) on bass. First single,“Drugs Help”, will be out in late January. Until then here’s “Now See How” from the debut album Comedown released in 2013 on Bad Afro.
16.11.2015 – Book about Spids Nøgenhat released today
The book ‘Mere Lys – Historien Om Spids Nøgenhat’ is out today. It took about a year to write it so it feels good that it is finally out now. The book is in Danish which unfortunately excludes many fans of On Trial, Baby Woodrose, Dragontears, Aron and Spids Nøgenhat from reading it. The book has 148 pages and includes more than a 100 photos and illustrations that never have been published before. All Danish bookshops can order it home as it is distributed by DBK in Denmark. So if your local bookshop don’t have it in stock you can ask them to order it. Route 66 in Aarhus and Copenhagen have it and you can get it online at the Bad Afro shop, Karma, Arnold Busck, Bog & Idé, Saxo, Boghandleren, William Dam and the Gaffa shop.
08.11.2015 – “New” Baby Woodrose video discovered
An until now unknown Baby Woodrose video has recently been discovered. Back in 2009 the director Adam Olsson began the recording of a video for “Countdown To Breakdown” taken from the self-titled Baby Woodrose album released the same year. The video was never finished and has since then been collecting dust on an old hard drive. Olsson recently found it again and decided to finish it by adding some psychedelic visuals.
Adam Olsson is best known for his video for “Lolland Falster” by Spids Nøgenhat but he has also done the video for the Baby Woodrose song “Dandelion” (a duet with Emma Acs) as well as clips by The Good The Bad and The Setting Son. He also played guitar in Baby Woodrose for a couple of years.
02.11.2015 – Reception at Route 66
There will be a reception for the new Spids Nøgenhat book at Route 66, Fælledvej 3, 2200 Copenhagen N next Friday the 13th of November at 17.00. We will be selling a special edition of the book which is handnumbered from 101 – 200 and includes a signed insert by Morten Aron Larsen and a promo CD of the latest Spids Nøgenhat album ‘Kommer Med Fred’.
20.10.2015 – Pre-sale of the Spids Nøgenhat book begins on Thursday
The pre-sale of the book ‘MERE LYS – Historien Om Spids Nøgenhat’ begins on Thursday the 22/10 at 10.00. The first 100 copies are autographed by Spids Nøgenhat, hand-numbered and includes a promo-CD of their latest album ‘Kommer Med Fred’. The first batch also include an insert with the drawing from the frontpage signed by the artist Morten Aron Larsen. This version will only be sold via the Bad Afro bandcamp shop. After that the “regular” version will be on sale. It will be shipped November 13th so most people will receive it on the release date 16/11. The book is in Danish to avoid any misunderstandings. The limited edition is long gone but you can still get the “regular” version. Get it right HERE
15.10.2015 – Bellhound Choir on tour with John Garcia
Bellhound Choir will support the former Kyuss vocalist John Garcia on his upcoming European solo tour. The 15 shows will take place in December and includes London, Paris and Milano. Garcia formed Kyuss with Josh Homme and Brant Bjork in 1987 and they made four influential albums before breaking up and Homme went on to play in Queens of the Stone Age. John Garcia has since then been in several bands, most recently Vista Chino, but on this tour he is solo and unplugged. Here are the dates:
01.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, Little Devil, Tilburg
02.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, Gebroeders de Nobel, Leiden
03.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, Underworld, London
04.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, L’Archipel, Paris
06.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, Heimat + Hafen, Bielefeld
07.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, Christuskirche, Bochum
08.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, Plaza, Zürich
09.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, Le Bourg, Lausanne
10.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, LoFi Club, Milano
11.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, Officina Degli Angel, Arbizzano
12.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, Borderline Club, Pisa
13.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, Kranhalle, München
15.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, Zoom, Frankfurt
16.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, Groovestation, Dresden
17.12.2015 – John Garcia + Bellhound Choir, F-Haus, Jena
07.09.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat book out in November and new releases coming up.
Thomas Løppenthin from Borderline and I finally finished the book about Spids Nøgenhat and sent it to the printer. Well, the book is also about Baby Woodrose, Dragontears, Aron and many other bands that was spawned from On Trial. Release is set for November 16th. The book will be in Danish which will unfortunately exclude many fans of these bands. Sorry about that.
New releases coming up. This coming spring the second The Telstar Sound Drone album will be released featuring two members of Baby Woodrose and Hobbitten from Spids Nøgenhat. Also, the debut album by our new signing Bellhound Choir will be out in the spring next year. A new album by Baby Woodrose and a 12” by Narcosatanicos should be out in the fall 2016 as well. If everything turns out like it should.
12.08.2015 – New signing on Bad Afro: Bellhound Choir
Bad Afro is happy to announce the signing of a new Danish act. Bellhound Choir is the solo project of singer and guitarplayer Christian Hede Madsen. In April he released the EP ‘Stray Screech Beast’ online (vinyl version out late August on Lay Bare Recordings from Holland) that showcased a dark, stripped down alternative blues sound that intrigued us even though it’s pretty far from what we normally release. The EP can be heard below.The upcoming Bellhound Choir debut album is already recorded and is even better than the EP. The album is called ‘Imagine The Crackle” and is produced by Sebastian Wolff from Kellermench. It’s due to be released on Bad Afro in 2016.
Christian Hede Madsen used to sing and play guitar in the Danish stoner and classic rock outfit Pet The Preacher which is now on hiatus.
04.08.2015 – Upcoming tour dates
28.08-29.08.2015 – Narcosatanicos – Knife Fest, Copenhagen
10.09-12.09.2015 – Lorenzo Woodrose (solo), Copenhagen Psych Fest, Copenhagen
19.09.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat – Voxhall, Aarhus
25.09.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat – Posten, Odense
26.09.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat – Studenterhuset, Aalborg
02.10.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (Sold Out)
03.10.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (Sold Out)
04.10.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen
10.10.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat – Oslo Psych Fest, Oslo
20.10.2015 – Baby Woodrose – Hafenklang, Hamburg
21.10.2015 – Baby Woodrose – The Tube, Düsseldorf
22.10.2015 – Baby Woodrose – Kulturbahnhof, Jena
23.10.2015 – Baby Woodrose – K4, Nürnberg
24.10.2015 – Baby Woodrose – Sky High Festival, Das Bett, Frankfurt am Main
25.10.2015 – Baby Woodrose – Beatpol, Dresden
04.05.2015 – Telstar Sound Drone release new live EP
Today Telstar Sound Drone will release a new EP that was recorded live at Jägerklause in Berlin in January last year. The EP can be downloaded for free at their bandcamp and contains the 4 songs Evaporation, Feels Like A Ride, Golden Needles and a cover of the Red Crayola song Hurricane Fighter Plane. Telstar Sound Drone released their debut album Comedown on Bad Afro in June 2013 and are currently working on their second album due to be released at the end of the year. The band consists of Sean Jardenbæk on vocals, Hans Beck (drums), Mads Saaby (guitar) (both from Baby Woodrose), Christian Norup (bass) from Bite The Bullet and Henrik “Hobitten” Klitstrøm from Spids Nøgenhat
18.04.2015 – Baby Woodrose Will be touring in Germany in October
20.10.2015 – Hafenklang, Hamburg
21.10.2015 – The Tube, Düsseldorf
22.10.2015 – Kulturbahnhof, Jena
23.10.2015 – K4, Nürnberg
24.10.2015 – Sky High Festival @ Das Bett, Frankfurt am Main,
25.10.2015 – Beatpol, Dresden
08.04.2015 – New logo for Forlaget Bad Afro
Now that Bad Afro is about to release a book about the danish band Spids Nøgenhat a new logo is needed. Thanks to Peter Markham (who did a LOT of the Bad Afro artwork in the early days and was the inventor of the original logo) for making this update of the logo that showcases our new intellectual standard. This book is also the reason why there is quiet on Bad Afro right now. I am taking a break from releasing records but after the book-mania new releases by Baby Woodrose, Telstar Sound Drone and Narcosatanicos are in the pipeline. Next year Bad Afro Records will not be a teenager anymore as the label turns 20 years old. Have to figure out how to celebrate that as well.
16.03.2015 – It’s all too quiet, baby!
If you think there is quiet on Bad Afro these days you are completely right. The last release was the Janitors 12” in September last year and there will be no releases this spring. The reason is that a friend and I are writing a book about the Danish band Spids Nøgenhat and that will take all my time the next coming months. The book will be published on Bad Afro in November as an independent book. After that the plan is to be going back to releasing sweet vinyl. The next coming releases are a Narcosatanicos 12” and the second album by Telstar Sound Drone. Hopefully a new Baby Woodrose album is getting closer as well.
05.03.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat will be playing the following shows in DK in the fall
19.09.15 – Voxhall, Aarhus (pre-sale)
25.09.15 – Posten, Odense (pre-sale)
26.09.15 – Studenterhuset, Aalborg (pre-sale)
02.10.15 – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (pre-sale)
19.02.2015 – Baby Woodrose live in Denmark
Baby Woodrose will only play a few shows in Denmark in 2015. These three concerts have just been confirmed:
17.02.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat will be playing live in Tivoli in Copenhagen May 1st
31.01.15 – Special edition of The Dandelion – S/T 12″
When Bad Afro released the now sold out debut 12” by The Dandelion early last year we had to call back the entire pressing as there was a small scratch on one of the songs. It was not a big deal but still too annoying to let go. A new batch of vinyl was produced and inserted into the old sleeves and we tried to have as many records returned as possible. We got most of them back but there is still 70 copies out there with the scratch. This means that there are 70 EPs left without the original sleeve and they will be sold as a special edition version in a black sleeve with a Bad Afro logo. This version will only be available at the BAD AFRO SHOP and when we attend record fairs. Like tomorrow at Nørrebrohallen in Copenhagen. Listen to the 12″ HERE
26.01.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat won two Steppeulven awards
Shit man, Spids Nøgenhat just won 2 x Steppeulven – the association of Danish reviewers at the big papers in Denmark just gave Spids Nøgenhat two awards for best live band of the year and best band of the year in 2014. Hell yeah!! Photo by Palle Demant.
08.01.2015 – Updated tourdates
23.04.2015 – Baby Woodrose – DesertFest, Berlin
01.05.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat – Tivoli, Copenhagen
23.05.2015 – Baby Woodrose – Pitstop, Kolding
30.05.2015 – Baby Woodrose – Loppen, Copenhagen
12.06.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat – Northside Festival, Aarhus
28.06.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat – Tinderbox Festival, Odense
30.07-02.08.2015 – Telstar Sound Drone – Kildemose Festival, Nyborg
30.07-02.08.2015 – Baby Woodrose – Kildemose Festival, Nyborg
02.08.2015 – Baby Woodrose – Burg Herzberg Festival
10.10.2015 – Spids Nøgenhat – Oslo PsychFest, Oslo
18.12.2014 – Spids Nøgenhat to play at the Tinderbox Festival in June 2015
Spids Nøgenhat can confirm their second show in 2015 besides the NorthSide Festival. They will play at the Tinderbox Festival in Odense, Denmark. The concert will take place Friday the 28th of June. More shows to be announced later.
12.12.2014 – Baby Woodrose – Blows Your Mind LP back in stock
The 7th print of Blows Your Mind is now in stock and this time it’s on orange vinyl. Blows Your Mind is the classic debut album by Baby Woodrose originally released in 2001 on main man Lorenzo Woodrose´own label Pan Records. Lorenzo wrote the songs and played all the instruments himself and although the sound is more lo-fi than usual on a Baby Woodrose album the songs are among the best he ever wrote. Blows Your Mind was originally issued on vinyl on a Spanish label in 2001. There is believed to be 1500 copies in circulation and the album is now a much sought after collectors item going for insane prices on E-bay. Bad Afro decided to re-issue the LP in 2008 to make it available at a reasonable price. The Bad Afro version has been mastered by Jürgen Hendlmeier (the original version was never mastered) and is wrapped in a stunning gatefold sleeve with the original artwork by Malleus. Listen to the album HERE
09.11.2014 – And the Winner is….Spids Nøgenhat!
Spids Nøgenhat won a Danish Music Award for Best Danish album of the year and an award for best live act. Even though it’s a high-five from the corporate and mainstram part of the record business it’s great to see outsider rock being honoured.
14.10.2014 – Dolly Rocker & Telstar Sound Drone back in print on LP November 3rd
Telstar Sound Drone – Comedown LP (red vinyl)
The debut album by Telstar Sound Drone originally came out June 6h 2013 and contains a good mix of feedback-ridden psychedelic rock and slow heavy psych. From the blistering Evaporation to the shimmering Feels Like A Ride Telstar Sound Drone are not here to give you some easy listening. The band are currently working on their second album due to be released in the fall 2015 and is featuring members of Baby Woodrose, Spids Nøgenhat and Bite The Bullet. Limited to 500 copies on red vinyl. Listen to the full album right HERE
The Dolly Rocker Movement – Our Days Mind the Tyme LP (red vinyl)
This is the third The Dolly Rocker Movement album and the only one that has been made on vinyl. It quickly sold out when it was released February 2nd 2010 and many people have asked for a reprint. Our Days Mind the Tyme owes it’s genesis to the psychedelic 60s, and the influence of Sky Saxon, Arthur Lee and Syd Barrett, yet sparkles as bright and fresh as the morning sun. DRM does not exist anymore but front man Daniel J Poulter is moving forward with his new project The Dandelion. Limited to 500 copies on red vinyl. Listen to the full album HERE
06.10.2014 – Watch the scary new video by The Janitors
01.10.2014 – Spids Nøgenhat nominated for 3 Grammys
It’s pretty far out but Spids Nøgenhat is nominated for 3 Danish Music Awards (the Danish Grammy) in 2014. Band of the year, live band of the year and their second album Kommer Med Fred is nominated as the best Danish album of the year. Danish Music Awards will be broadcastet on National tv station TV2 November 8th. Tickets and more info HERE
22.09.2014 – The Janitors 12″ out today! Have a listen to the full EP below