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bdrmm sign to Mogwai's Rock Action Records and announce second album I Don't Know

06 February 2023, 12:25 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Hull's bdrmm are back with news of their signing to Mogwai's Rock Action Records, and have announced their second album I Don't Know with the first single "It's Just A Bit Of Blood".

"It's Just A Bit Of Blood" is the group's first new material since last year's "Three" single, and is accompanied by a video directed by Chris Tomsett.

"Most people who have seen us tour will recognise this track," bdrmm say. "The more we played it, the more it dawned on us it was becoming something special, and an integral part of our set. Lyrically, it stems from my recent mental health awareness. I’d become depressed and very socially anxious, I really felt like I had changed and didn’t know who I was. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by three of my brothers within this band - one literally by blood - and have always been able to be myself with them. It’s about realising what you have and remembering that when you can’t see it."

They add of their signing to Mogwai's Rock Action Records, "We’re so excited to have signed to Rock Action. After touring with Mogwai and forming such a close relationship with them, we feel blessed to have been invited to work with them and their team. To be on the same label as Arab Strap too? I mean, say no more.."

I Don't Know will follow the band's 2020 debut album Bedroom, and was once again recorded at The Nave studio in Leeds with producer Alex Greaves (Working Men’s Club, Bo Ningen).

Singer and guitarist Ryan Smith says, "“Everything’s still probably based on things that have happened to me, but I’m writing more ambiguously, so that it can be understood by others in whatever situation they’re going through. I always think the first record feels like one person’s relationship, whereas this is so much broader, and can be interpreted in different ways."


  1. Alps
  2. Be Careful
  3. It's Just A Bit Of Blood
  4. We Fall Apart
  5. Advertisement One
  6. Hidden Cinema
  7. Pulling Stitches
  8. A Final Movement

"It's Just A Bit Of Blood" is out now. bdrmm's I Don't Know album will arrive via Rock Action on 30 June, and is available to pre-order now.

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