Former mime-artist and street sweeper Louis Barabbas, frontman of the Bedlam Six, has played the villain for too long. And now he’s filled with regret. Or is it just his character? And yet Waiting For Bad News is a pause – a tender moment for reflection. And it’s the band’s best song yet: a pure emotional growl of love, longing and hope.

 While Waiting For Bad News is a musical progression for Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six, it’s an encouraging step for the “Louis Barabbas” character, who has written many songs about lust and loathing – but this one is finally the repressed yelp of love. The Bedlam Six have played to packed-out venues in the UK and across Europe and their mix of rumbustious, theatrical vaudeville music and unbeatable rock showmanship (Louis occasionally swings into position on the stage via a rope, pirate-style!) having found a rabid audience.

Waiting For Bad News is plucked from their new album, Youth – and is out on 4th November, with the LP following shortly after.

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