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BAD WITH PHONES announces debut album, CRASH

15 May 2024, 13:20 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Deptford-based artist BAD WITH PHONES has announced his forthcoming debut album, CRASH, alongside the new single, "drive".

“Ever felt like you wanted to own the karaoke booth you and your friends rented out and sing something passionate to them? Then this ballad is for you. ‘drive.’ is a romantic song about someone trying to be romantic but come off a bit crazy and delusional in the pursuit of love," Manny says, speaking of the new single.

"Love is the law under will and sometimes our desire for something can push us to a place of undermining love. I wrote this track in Berlin with my friend Cassie. Berlin is a place that inspires my songwriting and art. The visuals are a representation of the real crash I had, but it’s also a metaphor for choosing love through the good and the bad.”

"drive" is the next single taken from the debut album from Bad With Phones, evolving from his Marinade mixtape era and previous singles, "ON1", "Refrigerator", and "Monica".

The debut album will be accompanied by a launch event on Friday 5 July at 7pm, where he will perform songs from the album live for the first time as well as DJ, alongside Dean Bryce from Don’t Sleep the label and soundsystem.

Bad With Phones’ name was born out of Manny’s month phone-free social experiment. Next came the 2018 debut EP, Bang Bang Chicken, and his 2021 mixtape, Marinade. Another few singles and an EP Living & Surfing & Remixing followed in 2022, but a near death experience
explains the two year hiatus. The CRASH album cover features the crashed hired jeep, which tells the story of Manny’s real life car crash.


1. (call me) Friday
2. DennisRodman
3. Devils
4. Don’t Talk To Me
5. InAWeek (anything can happen)
6. Monica Too
7. drive.
8. Emmanuelle
9. LVR

CRASH is out on 12 July via Don't Sleep, and is available to pre-order now.

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