Bully ready debut, tour (2015)

Fresh off an incredible showing at SXSW where Bully garnered attention from press outlets such as NME, NPR, NY Mag, Pitchfork and more, Bully are happy to announce their debut album, Feels Like out June 23 on StarTime International (Columbia). The Nashville four-piece is fronted by producer/engineer Alicia Bognanno. Bully recorded Feels Like at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio, a place where Bognanno formerly interned and learned how to record analog, engineer and mix to tape- all of which she did for this debut.
Often compared to 90’s mainstay’s The Breeders, Afghan Whigs or Hole, Bully is known for its grunge-rock sensibilities. The band is Stewart Copeland on drums, Clayton Parker on guitar and Reece Lazarus on bass with Bognanno’s powerhouse screech up front- a “full body, throat-scraping, soul-cleansing scream,” as Pitchfork describes it. Feels Like is full of uncomfortable topics relayed through Bognanno’s confessional songwriting style. “With Bognanno’s unflinching honesty at the forefront of her band’s power pop blasts, its no wonder Bully grabbed attention,” said Pitchfork. The ten tracks cover break ups, missed period’s, puking in cars and most experiences quintessential to one’s youth. Somehow Bognanno conveys both an irreverence and sentimentality for her history – the emotional chasm that most feel when they look back on their adolescence.
Bully released their first taste of the album a few weeks ago when they debuted the track “I Remember”.  Fader premiered the track saying, “like licking a battery, Bully’s ‘I Remember’ feels good even as it hurt. It’s fast and nasty-sounding, with a punkish edge that tastes a little sweet even as its serrated edges scar your skin.” The track “has a warm, blownout euphoria, a song for self-medicating like staring at the sun,” said Pitchfork.
Bully will be on tour all spring in the U.S. with fellow Nashville grunge band JEFF The Brotherhood. They have also announced a string of June dates supporting Best Coast, UK headlining shows and festivals in both the US and UK including The Great Escape in Brighton, Northside in Brooklyn and Pitchfork Festival in Chicago.
*w/ JEFF The Brotherhood
#w/ Best Coast
Mar 26: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA*
Mar 27: Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA*
Mar 29: The Independent – San Francisco*
Mar 31: Bunk – Portland, OR*
Apr 01: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA*
Apr 02: Lucky Bar – Victoria, Canada*
Apr 03: Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, Canada*
Apr 04: The Habitat – Kelowna, Canada*
Apr 05: The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club – Calgary, Canada*
Apr 06: Starlite Room – Edmonton, Canada*
Apr 07: Amigos – Saskatoon, Canada*
Apr 09: Good Will Social House – Winnipeg, Canada*
Apr 11: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA*
Apr 12: Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO*
Apr 29: Baby’s Alright – Brooklyn, NY
May 02: Live At Leeds – Leeds, UK
May 07: The Lexington – London, UK
May 14-16: The Great Escape – Brighton, UK
May 28: Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
May 30: Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
May 31: Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 02: The Bartlett – Spokane, WA
Jun 09: Waiting Room – Omaha, NE#
Jun 12: Paradise – Boston, MA#
Jun 13: Northside Fest – Brooklyn, NY
Jun 14: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA#
Jun 16: 930 Club – Washington DC#
Jun 17-19: Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL
Jun 18: Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH#
Jun 19: Majestic – Detroit, MI#
Jun 20: The Bishop – Bloomington, IN
Jul 17-20: Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL