1. The Ostrich Bad Pop 3:23

Bad Pop have returned with their new single titled ‘The Ostrich’, from their upcoming album ‘Psych Pedal’. That initial listen is a bit deceiving in that you think this is going to be a straight up electronic track. Then, in a Rod Serling level plot twist, there is rock god heaven. This track leisurely struts its stuff like a cheerleader in high school. Knowing how good she is and that all the guys want to f*ck her, but keeping that distance to make them want more. That is Bad Pop. That is ‘The Ostrich’. Enjoy!

There’s something happening, put your head in the sand, push it down deep until you can cry on command” The Ostrich is a tongue and cheek salute to the virtues of wilful ignorance. Screeching guitars, trippy delays and a fuzzed out bass line strut its way over an 808 drum machine. ‘The Ostrich’ is a genre defying song that melds guttural psychedelic rock with playful hip hop scratches and culminates in a blistering punk rock finale. Part Modest Mouse, part Avalanches, with a whole lot of swagger.

Fun fact 1: This song took shape because I thought the main guitar part sounded like a squawking bird.
Fun fact 2: Also there’s subtle bongos on the track, as a matter of fact there are bongos in every song on Psych Pedal

Chris Connelly (vox/guitar)

About Bad Pop

Bad Pop returned in 2021 to resume their journey on the alternative highroad and ramblings against “bad pop” music. The comedic and self-deprecating backing of the name acts as a reflection of the band’s mutual love for comedy as well as music. Meeting in 2013 in the dingy comedy and music clubs of Vancouver, their love for humour doesn’t stop there as Devon even survived a stand-up career prior to his music and production profession in Bad Pop taking centre stage.

With Devon’s initial offer to produce Hot Panda’s record (vocalist and bassist Chris Connelly and Catherine Hiltz’s first band), the relationship became more fruitful in the coming years when he joined the new outfit Bad Pop. Their Dark Metal EP campaign has seen amazing support from Planet Rock’s New in Music shows and Amazing Radio as well as continued support from Louder Than War, CLOUT, GigSlutz and publications all across the UK.

Bad Pop have grown up, and they’re kind of pissed off about it. So, these Canadians have turned to every teenager’s refuge: distortion pedals and sarcasm. A deluge of raw punk rock with warm analogue psychedelia poured over cheeky nihilistic musings, on everything from fast food and festivals to the loneliness of adulthood. Bad Pop have crossed the world on dozens of tours and played festivals like Primavera Sound, SXSW, and The Bacardi NH7 Weekender in India.

They’ve lived the ups and downs of growing up playing music. It left them jaded and gentle, melodic and menacing.