Bad Breeding band promo pic

Bad Breeding announce forthcoming album plus UK and EU tour dates:

Bad Breeding, the Stevenage-based hardcore-punk band, have announced their fourth album Human Capital, the album will be released via One Little Independent Records (UK | EU) and Iron Lung Records (USA) on the 8th July 2022.

Across twelve merciless tracks they attack the Conservative Government with a cacophony of blistering guitars and thunderous drums played with an intensity that refuses to abate. Ahead of the full album the title track has been released as a single which the band describe as “a summation of working life within the confines of a supposed economic meritocracy, examining those feelings of continual anxiety and uncertainty that come from juggling zero-hours work in the shadow of the mantra that anything is achievable with hard work and dedication”.

Human Capital


Bad Breeding comprise of Chris Dodd (vocals), Angus Gannagé (guitar), Charlie Rose (bass), and Ashlea Bennett (drums). They draw influence from the original British pioneers of the anarcho-punk scene; Crass, Rudimentary Peni, and Flux of Pink Indians. Formed in 2013, the group utilized their sense of anger, Stevenage’s isolation, and the political landscape in the UK and the world as their starting point.

Bad Breeding album artwork

To promote the release, the band are set to play four dates in Europe, including the Roadburn Festival before returning to the UK for eight further dates.

Tour Dates

20/04/2022 – NL, Tilburg – Roadburn Festival
21/04/2022 – NL, Amsterdam – OCCII
22/04/2022 – BE, Antwerp – Music City
23/04/2022 – FRA, Paris – Supersonic
06/07/2022 – UK, Liverpool – Quarry
07/07/2022- UK, Edinburgh – The Banshee Labyrinth
09/07/2022 – UK, Manchester – Talleyrand
14/07/2022 – UK, Nottingham – Chameleon
15/07/2022 – UK, London – Moth Club
16/07/2022 – UK, Bristol – Crofters
22/07/2022 – UK, Hastings – The Crypt
23/07/2022 – UK, Guildford – The Boiler Room

Human Capital is available to order now, available on Ltd Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl, and DL from Bad Breeding Bandcamp or OLI Records.

Bad Breeding announce forthcoming album plus UK and EU tour dates

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Phil Newall is from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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