Bad Idea are a Leeds-based duo made up of Sarah Sefton and Daniel Johnson. Their Facebook page describes their genre as ‘Grumblecore, pastacore, Tobias from Arrested Development-core’: sounds awesome, right? Their new EP You’re So Cool, released on Circle House and Honey Pot records, came out on 08/12/17 and I got sent an exclusive stream. I had no idea what to expect going in but I needn’t have worried; the 3-track EP has a mix of tracks, all distinctive with a sound that makes you long for summer.
The first track ‘Date Night’ is quite chilled to start with then the guitar kicks in with a joyful, catchy tune that you will find your head nodding to. Sarah Sefton’s voice is beautiful and lays nicely on the track.
The next song ‘Peach’ has a real indie vibe and feels like a song you could hear twice, then find yourself singing along as if you had known it for years. The melody is cheery but the lyrics not so much, the kind of thing you don’t necessarily realise when singing along but notice once you listen out for it.
‘Blossom’ is much more guitar heavy and upbeat, nicely rounding off the EP. I can imagine it would be great to hear live with the crowd really getting into it and dancing. As someone who really likes indie music, I love when the guitar takes a more central role in the song so this one is probably my favourite.
I think the whole EP will be great to hear live and I really hope to catch Bad Idea in Leeds soon. Find Bad Idea on Facebook to find out when you can catch them live.