Badhands release new single ‘The Wait’ on Friday October 29th.
The song mixes elements of doo-wop, indie, and gothic-rock and is the first single from the band’s upcoming new album ‘Far Away’ (set for release in early 2022). Taking inspiration from the likes of The Shangri-Las, The Flamingos, and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds; the song’s brooding, atmospheric verses are contrasted with a whimsical chorus with its catchy, melodic hook.
The song is being released on October 29th along with a mesmerising video, made by acclaimed New York director Emilie Richard-Froozan and featuring Dublin aerial dancer Kate Finnegan. The band will play a headline gig in Dublin’s The Workman’s Club on November 5th.
Badhands is the musical project of Dublin songwriter and musician Dan Fitzpatrick. In late 2018 he released his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Predictable Boy’, working with musicians Aoife Ruth, Tom Cosgrave, Ken Mooney and Chris Barry. The record was described in The Sunday Times as ‘Evoking Nick Cave with it’s guttural swagger, it has taken the Dubliner’s songwriting to another level’, and was made album of the week by Dan Hegarty on 2fm. The single ‘Waves’ received considerable airplay on national radio in Ireland, and was made Song Of The Week by Laura Whitmore on BBC5 Live.
Since the release of Predictable Boy the band has sold out Dublin shows in Whelans and The Workmans Club, and played support slots and festivals of note such as opening for Michael McDonald in Vicar Street, Electric Picnic festival, and the Ireland Music Week showcase.
In 2020 Badhands released the 5 track concept EP ‘Oceans’ – funded by Arts Council Ireland, received a songwriting grant from First Music Contact to write and record an EP (late 2022 release), and recently received an Arts Council ‘Agility Award’ to fund a new project. Fitzpatrick has also composed award winning soundtracks for documentaries such as the 2020 BBC film ‘Wild Cuba’.