18.08.2014 – New The Janitors single is online today
September 22nd The Janitors will release the 4-track 12” EP Evil Doings Of An Evil Kind and today Here They Come will be released as a digital single as a taste of what is coming up. Here They Come is the first The Janitors song with a political edge and comments on the rise of the rightwing in Europe and the coming election in Sweden September 14th. Have a listen below.
Evil Doings Of An Evil Kind is a collection of dark and noisy songs that are not aimed at the faint of heart. Almost all songs have a disturbing vibe as if you should not come too close risking a punch on the nose. On this EP The Janitors display a hypnotic, monotone and evil drone although the barbed wire fuzz rock often is infused by a melodic groove.
The Janitors 12” EP is limited to 500 copies on black vinyl and is the second installment in the new series of 12” EPs on Bad Afro. Pre-sale starts September 1st via the Bad Afro shop
09.08.2014 – Vinyl and the downfall of capitalism
Shit man, the vinyl world is going crazy. The pressing plants get more orders in than they can handle and production time including a test press is now 3-4 months. Even a reprint takes 30 working days when it used to take a couple of weeks. 35 working days if it’s coloured vinyl. Delay due to Record Store Day is now permanent! Please, no more Poul Simon re-issues, please. This is only going to get worse. What happened to supply and demand mister business suit?
04.08.2014 – Spids Nøgenhat show September 20th in Copenhagen sold out
The Spids Nøgenhat show in Den Grå Hal at Christania in Copenhagen September 20th is sold out. 1100 people I think. Woohoo! There is still tickets for the remaining shows in the fall including Gimle in Roskilde October 4th which is pretty close to Copenhagen.
16.07.2014 – Spids Nøgenhat live in Tivoli, Copenhagen
Two days before their show at the Roskilde festival Spids Nøgenhat appeared on the program Go* Morgen Danmark on National station TV2. It turned into a pretty cool live video of “Lolland Falster” although it was recorded very early in the morning.
09.07.2014 – Evil Doings Of An Evil Kind
The upcoming 12” EP with The Janitors from Stockholm is now set in production and now it also has a name: Evil Doings of an Evil Kind. The EP contains four songs with the following titles: Greed, Black Wheels, Here They Come and There Will Be Blood. Release date will be September 22nd just in time for their appearance at the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. Here They Come has been chosen as the first single due to go online August 18th. It’s the first The Janitors song with a political edge and comments on the rise of the rightwing in Europe and the coming election in Sweden September 14th.
They have this statement which also has the support of Bad Afro: “Right Now Europe is experiencing a wave of political forces attempting to normalize fear, oppression and exclusion of people of other cultures, skin tone, sexual preference and in many cases other gender than their own. This band believes in equal right for everyone”.
Evil Doings of an Evil Kind is a collection of dark, fuzzy and sinister songs and are not aimed for the faint of heart. With upcoming releases by Narcosatanicos and Telstar Sound Drone maybe Bad Afro is taking a turn towards noise rock. Time will tell.
27.06.2014 – Narcosatanicos release 12” EP on Bad Afro Records
Bad Afro is happy to announce the release of a 12” EP with Narcosatanicos. The band released their self-titled debut album just recently on Mastermind and it is without a doubt the most interesting Danish release in 2014 so far. The EP on Bad Afro is due out in spring 2015 and we can’t wait to make your ears bleed. Narcosatanicos sounds a bit like if you accidently opened the gates to hell and was met by a wall of intense psychedelic noise rock made by Satan himself. It’s a sonic mindfuck fueled on bad acid, paranoia and distortion. Three guitars, bass, drums and a saxophone player who must have spent his entire life listening to Fun House by The Stooges makes up this chaotic band and yet there is reason to be found somewhere in this vicious attack on your senses.
Go see Narcosatanicos live if you get the chance – it’s quite overwhelming. They can be heard on a couple of the smaller Danish festivals during the summer including Kildemose Festival and Gutter Island.
16.06.2014 – Baby Woodrose returns to Germany
What will probably be the last Baby Woodrose shows in 2014 will take place in Germany. Burg Herzberg Festival in August and then 4 shows in November with support by Bite The Bullet. Main man Lorenzo Woodrose will also be playing shows in Denmark with the side project Spids Nøgenhat and then it’s time to record a new album as the follow up to Third Eye Surgery which was released in April 2012.
03.08.2014 – Baby Woodrose – Burg Herzberg Festival
19.11.2014 – Baby Woodrose – Berlin, Bassy Cowboy Club
20.11.2014 – Baby Woodrose – Mannheim, 7er
21.11.2014 – Baby Woodrose – Stuttgart, Goldmarks
22.11.2014 – Baby Woodrose – Essen, Panic Room
13.05.2014 – The Dandelion will release a second 12” EP on Bad Afro
Bad Afro released the self-titled 12” EP by The Dandelion from Australia in February and can now announce that a second 12” EP will be out at the end of the year 2014. The upcoming 12” EP will include 3 songs just recently recorded and 3 songs taken from the super rare CD Strange Case of The Dandelion which the band released on their own in Australia last year (the first EP was also taken from this CD). Vinyl version will include a bonus song compared to the download version in shape of a cover of Driving Sideways. Here is I GOT ANOTHER LETTER for your pre-listening pleasure.
28.04.2014 – Limited edition of Dolly Rocker Movement LP for sale
Calling all fans of The Dolly Rocker Movement…..especially those who are looking for the rare and long out of print Our Days Mind The Tyme LP. We will be selling 15 copies exclusively through the Bad Afro webshop. This special edition is sold in a black jacket with a Bad Afro sticker and not in the original sleeve made by Kiryk. It will be sold at the same price as the other LPs in the shop and only 1 copy pr customer is available. Check it out HERE
11.04.2014 – Copenhagen Psych Fest is coming up
In two weeks the first Copenhagen Psych Fest will take place at Spillestedet Stengade. With 45 live bands on 3 stages in 3 days in a small venue it can only become an insane experience. Bad Afro will be represented by 3 bands: THE JANITORS from Stockholm will play their first show in Copenhagen. With ”Drone Head” The Janitors released one of the most interesting psych albums of 2013. In a time where psych bands seems to pop up everywhere “Drone Head” stood out with it’s dark, fuzzy and sinister vibe. The Janitors have often been compared to early The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spacemen 3 and Loop but they twist and turn their roots into a much more evil and disturbing drone. It’s noisy, monotone and simply brilliant! They will release a 4-track 12” on Bad Afro in September in connection with their appearance at the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. LORENZO WOODROSE is a wellknown figure on the Danish psych scene. With a background in psych pioneers On Trial he has been boss in Baby Woodrose since 2001 and is frontman in Spids Nøgenhat who currently are doing very well in Denmark. At the Copenhagen Psych Fest Lorenzo will play one of his rare solo shows that usually are quite intense even though it’s acustic. TELSTAR SOUND DRONE released their debut LP on Bad Afro in June last year filled to the brim with feedback-ridden psychedelic rock as well as slow heavy psych. The band features an all-star line-up of Hans Beck and Mads Saaby from Baby Woodrose, Hobitten from Spids Nøgenhat, Christian Norup from Bite The Bullet and Sean Jardenbæk. Telstar Sound Drone are currently working on their second album to be released late 2014/early 2015. The festival will take place April 24th to 26th – get your tickets HERE
23.03.2014 – Open for sale – the new Bad Afro shop is finally ready
The Bad Afro Bandcamp-based shop is finally open! At the moment you will find all available releases as well as the classic Bad Afro t-shirt. The plan is to have much more merch from bands like Spids Nøgenhat, Baby Woodrose and Telstar Sound Drone and special editions and rarities you will only find in the shop. Future pre-sales will also take place in the shop and it is the plan to stock plenty of releases which are close to being sold out or deleted so the shop will be the place to look if you have missed out on something and it’s hard to find elsewhere. The very last copies of Baby Woodrose – Light Up Your Mind 7”, Telstar Sound Drone – Comedown LP and The Setting Son – Before I Eat My Eyes & Ears LP are in stock now but will soon be gone. Check it out HERE Lorenzo Woodrose photo by Palle Demant.
15.03.2014 – New Baby Woodrose album out on Monday
On March 17th Baby Woodrose will release a compilation album of vinyl 7” b-sides and rarities collected from various releases from the past 13 years. Besides b-sides and split singles released on Bad Afro Records the album includes b-sides from singles released on Swedish, French, Norwegian and Greek record labels. It also includes a cover of “Beat City” by The Raveonettes.
You can listen to the full album below except for the Raveonettes cover.
Most of the songs were recorded by the original line-up of Lorenzo Woodrose (vocals/guitar), The Moody Guru (bass) and Fuzz Daddy (drums). That goes for the self-released debut 7” on Pan Records which originally was released in only 300 copies. The two songs – 6654321 and That’s How Strong My Love Is – comes from the very first studio session Baby Woodrose did as a band, only a few months after the release of the Blows Your Mind album which Lorenzo Woodrose released on his own.
The probably most interesting session included here is five songs recorded pretty much live in the Black Tornado studio during the making of the Chasing Rainbows album in late 2007. It was the last recording by the original line-up but the songs never made the album but ended up as b-sides instead. The first five songs on the album documents that session.
This collection of songs from the 14 7” singles Baby Woodrose have released so far is made for the fans who don’t collect vinyl singles or are not willing to fork over the cash for the often rare and expensive singles of which most are deleted years ago. First edition on LP is limited to a 1000 copies on black vinyl and is already sold out from the Bad Afro manor. A new edition on red vinyl is on the way. Photo by Magnus Cederlund.
05.03.2014 – Spids Nøgenhat has been booked for Roskilde Festival 2014
Today the Roskilde Festival announced that Spids Nøgenhat will be playing at the festival this summer. WooHoo! Check out the video teaser HERE
26.02.2014 – Spids Nøgenhat shows in Denmark
Despite the domestic success of their latest album Kommer Med Fred Spids Nøgenhat does not play all that many shows even though they have been offered plenty of concerts this spring. But in the fall they will play a handful of shows in Denmark. Pre-sale starts March 10th.
25.02.2014 – Baby Woodrose – Kicking Ass & Taking Names album pre-sale
You can now pre-order your very own copy of Baby Woodrose – Kicking Ass & Taking Names LP/CD. The album ships March 14th so most people should receive it close to the release date March 17th. First 50 orders will receive a free 50 x 70 cm Baby Woodrose tour poster. First print on LP is limited to a 1000 copies on black vinyl. Order the LP HERE or the CD HERE If in doubt listen to Live Wire HERE
17.02.2014 – The Dandelion 12″ is called back
It’s a real pain in the ass but Bad Afro has been forced to call back the The Dandelion 12” EP that was released recently. It turns out that there’s a small scratch in the song Borderline Originality Disorder and it’s present on the entire pressing. People who already have the 12” can return it in the shop where they bought it or keep it since the first print will be really rare. What a bummer!! UPDATE: The Dandelion EP is back in stock March 10th.
11.02.2014 – The Janitors release 12” EP on Bad Afro
With ”Drone Head” The Janitors released one of the most interesting psych albums of 2013. In a time where psych bands seems to pop up everywhere “Drone Head” stood out with it’s dark, fuzzy and sinister vibe. So Bad Afro is happy to announce that The Janitors will be the second installment in our new series of limited 12” EPs and release is set for September 2014 in connection with their appearance at the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.
The Janitors from Stockholm have often been compared to early The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spacemen 3 and Loop but they twist and turn their roots into a much more evil and disturbing drone. It’s noisy, monotone and simply brilliant! The Janitors will appear for the first time in Denmark at the Copenhagen Psych Fest taking place April 24-26th at Stengade in Copenhagen. Listen to Do It Again from “Drone Head” HERE. www.thejanitors.se
03.02.2014 – The Dandelion 12″ EP is released today
The Dandelion 12″ EP is released today. The first 12″ in a new series of 12″ EPs on Bad Afro kicks off today with the release of Daniel Poulters solo project The Dandelion. Daniel used to be the frontmand in The Dolly Rocker Movement and this is his first release on his own. The six songs is taken from a super rare self – released CD called Strange Case of The Dandelion that Poulter released on his own in Australia. You can buy the 12″ HERE or listen to the full EP below.
27.01.2014 – New Spids Nøgenhat video for Mere Lys
Below is the video for ”Mere Lys” by Spids Nøgenhat. It’s made by Palle Demant and the footage is taken from an upcoming documentary he is making about Lorenzo Woodrose.
13.01.2014 – The Dandelion competition
The Dandelion competition! In 3 weeks Bad Afro will release The Dandelion 12” EP and it’s time for a competition. The Dandelion is the solo project of Daniel J Poulter, the former frontman of The Dolly Rocker Movement. Only one prize this time: you can win The Dandelion 12”, The Dolly Rocker Movement – Our Days Mind the Tyme CD and the two Dolly Rocker 7”s Your Side of Town and Our Brave New World. And the question is = How many albums has The Dolly Rocker Movement released? Send the answer to badafro(@)badafro.dk – deadline to enter the competition is February 5th. Listen to Pleiadian Love Vibration from the upcoming self-titled EP due out February 3rd HERE
06.01.2014 – Lorenzo Woodrose comments on Kicking Ass & Taking Names
March 17th Baby Woodrose will release Kicking Ass & Taking Names, a collection of b-sides and rarities compiled on LP and CD for the first time. Here is what Lorenzo has to say about the release: The single B-side is becoming more and more of a forgotten artform now, but I’ve always felt there was a certain charm about them. Somehow it’s simply in the nature of the B-side to open up for casual experimentation. They can offer an alternative view of the artist or contain something totally off the wall which can have a deeper quality or stand the test of time better than the more commercial attempt of the A-side. I can still remember picking up a cheap copy of The 1910 Fruitgum Company’s Simon Says 45 at a fleamarket many years ago and not expecting much from it until I flipped it around and had my face melted off by the psychedelic popgem of Reflections In The Looking Glass, which to this day is still a favourite of mine.
The tracks contained on this compilation represent the outskirts of the Baby Woodrose universe, from weird cover versions like 6654321 by The Troggs to 2 minute punk outbursts like A Good Day To Die, but what they all have in common is the uncommitted energy and instant excitement of an adrenaline kick. Some of them were created on the spot in the studio (Live Wire comes to mind) and others were meant as album tracks, but ended up as outtakes for one reason or another. They have been recorded over a number of years, in different studios and by different band lineups, mixed at different stages by different people and released by different labels from all over the world, so the sound might vary slightly, but they also represent a unique archival history of the band, compiled here for the first time.
Most of the original 45′s were pressed in very small quantites and are now nearly impossible to find. The best example is probably the very first and self-released Pan Records single, which was printed in 300 copies and currently books as high as 200 euro! The two tracks – 6654321 and That’s How Strong My Love Is – came from our very first studio session as a band, only a few months after the release of Blows Your Mind (early 2002).
The most productive and musically interesting session however, is possibly the last one we did with the original line up of the band, some time during the making of Chasing Rainbows. The work of this weekend is represented by the first 5 songs on this album, which were pretty much recorded live in Black Tornado, probably late 2007. I’ve always felt these tracks are some of the best performances we ever did in the studio. Lorenzo Woodrose December 2013.
13.12.2014 – Spids Nøgenhat – Best album of the year in Danish newspaper Politiken
The biggest and most influential newspaper in Denmark called Politiken has named the new Spids Nøgenhat album Kommer Med Fred the best Danish album in 2013. Woohoo! The band is doing very well in Denmark right now and have just completed 4 successful shows around here. Now it is time for a break until the summer festivals are coming up. More info about that later. Still not familiar with Spids Nøgenhat? To cut it short, think the original line-up of Baby Woodrose and two ex-members of On Trial with Danish lyrics doing an updated version of Danish psych from the 70´s and you are not completely wrong. Listen to the full Kommer Med Fred album HERE
08.12.2014 – The Dandelion interviewed in It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine
If you wanna learn more about Bad Afros new signing The Dandelion you can do worse than reading this interview that It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine just published. Read on HERE. A third song from the EP, Borderline Originality Disorder, can be heard HERE
05.12.2013 – The Dandelion 12″ EP coming up February 3rd, 2014
Bad Afro is launching a series of 12” EPs in 2014 and the first release will be a self titled 6-track EP by The Dandelion from Australia. The Dandelion is the solo project of Daniel J Poulter, the former frontman of The Dolly Rocker Movement. Bad Afro released the third Dolly Rocker album Our Days Mind the Tyme in 2010 and has since then also released two 7” singles.
Poulter has moved from Sydney to the country side as he needed a bit of loner time to work shit out and get back into making music again. Here there is more time for music and less distractions. The Dandelion is sort of a continuation of his former projects Los Sundowners, Kill City Creeps and The Dolly Rocker Movement where all his inspirations melt into one sound. Poulter is playing all the instruments himself on the EP and recorded the songs on a four track cassette machine and an old ADAT recorder. He also did the artwork. Currently a band is being formed and live shows will follow soon.The six songs on the EP are taken from a very limited CD release called Strange Case of the Dandelion that Poulter released on his own in Australia. The EP is limited to 500 copies on black vinyl. Listen to Here Comes Love HERE
27.11.2013 – New Baby Woodrose compilation
In March 2014 Baby Woodrose will release a compilation album of vinyl 7” b-sides and rarities collected from various releases from the past 13 years. Besides b-sides and split singles released on Bad Afro Records the album will include b-sides from singles released on American, Swedish, French, Norwegian and Greek record labels. It also includes a cover of “Beat City” by The Raveonettes.
This collection of songs from the 14 7” singles Baby Woodrose have released so far is made for the fans who don’t collect vinyl singles or are not willing to fork over the cash for the often rare and expensive singles of which most are deleted years ago. Two songs from the compilation: Coming Around Again & Bubblegum
In connection with the release Baby Woodrose will play nine shows in Denmark this coming spring:
06.02.2014 – 1000FRYD, Aalborg
13.03.2014 – Templet, Lyngby (+ Bite The Bullet)
21.03.2014 - Radar, Aarhus
22.03.2014 – Kulisselageret, Horsens
27.03.2014 – Posten, Odense (+ Bite The Bullet)
28.03.2014 – Studenterhuset, Aalborg (+ Bite The Bullet)
29.03.2014 – Det Bruunske Pakhus, Frederecia (+ Bite The Bullet)
05.04.2014 – Koncerthuset, Studio 2, Copenhagen
02-03.05-2014 – Heavy Days in Doomtown, Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen
11.11.2013 – Telstar Sound Drone update
Since the release of their debut album Comedown in June 2013 Telstar Sound Drone have been working on other projects. The great bar Kronborggade 3 is also a record label and they have come up with the idea of releasing a 3 x 7” single with a bunch of Copenhagen bands doing a song that must be only 1 minute long. Telstar Sound Drone is a part of the project. No release date is confirmed yet. Telstar is also working on a 7” release on the Copenhagen label Subsuburban and as far as I know it will contain some of the freakier moments of the band compared to the Comedown LP. There’s also a new band photo showing the Telstar Sound Drone 2013 line-up. From left to right: Hans Beck, Sean Jardenbæk, Yobo Jørgensen, Christian Norup (Bite the Bullit) and Henrik Klitstrøm (Spids Nøgenhat). Finally, the band will be touring in Germany in January:
21.01.2014 – Telstar Sound Drone, Hamburg, Molotow (DE)
22.01.2014 – Telstar Sound Drone, Krefeld, Kulturrampe (DE)
23.01.2014 – Telstar Sound Drone, Nürnberg, K4 (DE)
24.01.2014 – Telstar Sound Drone, Berlin, Jägerklause (DE)
25.01.2014 – Telstar Sound Drone , La Casa, De Cottbus (DE)
20.10.2013 – Listen to Spids Nøgenhat – Kommer Med Fred right here!
29.10.2013 – Meet The Dandelion
Bad Afro has signed The Dandelion from Australia for an upcoming 6-track 12” EP. The Dandelion is the solo project of Daniel J Poulter, the former frontman of The Dolly Rocker Movement. Poulter has moved from Sydney to the country side as he needed a bit of loner time to work shit out and get back into making music again. Here there is more time for music and less distractions. Poulter is playing all the instruments himself on the EP and he also did the artwork. This release is the first part of a series of 12” EPs to be released on Bad Afro and it’s scheduled for release early 2014. The first single from the EP is I Turned On as You Turned Around and you can have a listen HERE
17.10.2013 – Informative interview with Spids Nøgenhat
If you want to read an informative interview about Spids Nøgenhat it doesn’t get much better than this one on the new blog called Borderline. If you read Danish, that is. Spids Nøgenhat interview in Borderline right HERE
30.09.2013 – Spids Nøgenhat competition – win cool prizes!
The release of the new Spids Nøgenhat album is getting close and here’s your chance to win some cool prizes in the Spids Nøgenhat competition. There’s three prizes to be won this time and all you have to do is answer this question: What year did Spids Nøgenhat play at the Roskilde Festival? Send your answer to badafro (@) badafro.dk Deadline is October 22nd. The winners will be advised via e-mail on October 23rd.1st prize: Spids Nøgenhat LP test press (one out of 10 copies made), LP, CD, promo CD, Cassette, poster, sticker, Bad Afro Slipmat 2nd prize: Spids Nøgenhat LP, CD, promo CD, Cassette, poster, sticker. 3rd prize: Spids Nøgenhat LP, promo CD Cassette, poster, sticker.
23.09.2013 – Spids Nøgenhat LP/CD pre-sale starts today!
The Spids Nøgenhat ”Kommer Med Fred” LP and CD are up for pre-sale today. Pre-orders will ship October 18th so most people will receive it on the release day the 21st of October. Order HERE
04.09.2013 – Spids Nøgenhat single coming up on Monday
Spids Nøgenhat will release the first single from their upcoming album Kommer Med Fred on Monday the 9th of September. The name of the single is Lolland Falster and it will be available at your local download or streaming joint. Unfortunately it will not be released on vinyl as it was not possible to find a suitable song for the b-side. The band shot a video for Lolland Falster last weekend and with a little luck it will also be ready for the premiere on Monday. The album Kommer Med Fred will be released October 21st as gatefold LP, CD and as limited cassette tape. Here’s a photo of Fuzz Daddy visiting the Embassy of Lolland Falster.
26.08.2013 – New Telstar Sound Drone Video
Here’s a new Telstar Sound Drone video for Now See How. it’s taken from their debut album Comedown that was released in June 2013.
24.08.2013 – Badafro.dk update
With help from friends I am working hard on improving this website and if you experience all kind of weird shit flipping the pages it’s because work is in progress. In the end it will be really cool. After almost two years I have also bought a new Photo program so expect more pictures in the future too. Oh this brave new World.
15.08.2013 – Bad Afro profile on Soundcloud
Bad Afro now has a profile on Soundcloud. It really just was a test to see how it works but you can listen to the latest batch of singles from Baby Woodrose, The Dolly Rocker Movement, Cosmonauts, Telstar Sound Drone and The Setting Son. Check it out here:
07.08.2013 – Spids Nøgenhat update
Thought I should update you on the progress of the upcoming Spids Nøgenhat album Kommer Med Fred. It was finished 3 weeks ago and it sounds fantastic! It contains 7 original songs in Danish and a cover version of “Den Gennemsigtige Mand” by Danish band Furekåben. The song titles are: 1. Mere Lys 2. Lolland Falster 3. Lever Vi Nu? 4. Den Gennemsigtige Mand 5. Spids Nøgenhat i Græsset 6. Jorden Kalder 7. Vand, Brød og Te 8. Fred.
Right now I am waiting for the test press of the LP and the artwork is finished. First single is Lolland Falster which will be online September 9th and hopefully there will be a video too. Kommer Med Fred will be released October 21st.
15.07.2013 – Baby Woodrose confirmed for Eclipsed Festival
Baby Woodrose will be playing at the 16. Eclipsed Magazine Festival in Aschaffenburg November 22nd along with Colour Haze. This completes the BW tour Schedule for 2013.
18.11.2013 – Baby Woodrose – Hamburg, Molotow (DE)
19.11.2013 – Baby Woodrose – Düsseldorf, Pitcher (DE)
20.11.2013 – Baby Woodrose – Leuven, Sojo (BE)
21.11.2013 – Baby Woodrose – Nürnberg, Zentralcafé (DE)
22.11.2013 – Baby Woodrose – Aschaffenburg, Colos-saal (DE)
23.11.2013 – Baby Woodrose – Lübeck, Treibsand (DE)