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bdrmm unveil new single "Standard Tuning" alongside 10" vinyl

12 February 2024, 10:38 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Hull-based shoegaze quartet bdrmm have returned with the new single, “Standard Tuning”. The track follows the release of the band's second album, I Don’t Know.

Ahead of their forthcoming tour, the band have returned with the release of “Standard Tuning”. The track forms part of a 10” release which will also feature a remix of the recent album's opener and live favourite, “Alps”. The remix has been reworked by English electronic musician and producer Nathan Fake.

Recorded during their album studio sessions for, I Don’t Know, frontman Ryan Smith says of the single: “Standard Tuning is an important track in the ever-changing development of our creative process, as it was a collaboration between myself and Jordan. I created the loop using techniques such as stretching samples and chopping them, and Jordan added synthetics and drum processing and structured it into the track you hear now. Lyrically, the words followed the loss of an old childhood friend. Despite the fact of not speaking to somebody for years, you still feel an atmosphere of upset and loss. The passing affected the Hull community in such a way that it was impossible not to be affected by it. The song is about loss and a tribute to old friends.”

“Standard Tuning” follows the recent standalone single, "Mud", and arrives ahead of the band’s forthcoming European tour dates including shows in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Scotland, and England, as well as dates supporting DIIV.

The 10” single out on 19 April via Rock Action, and is available to pre-order. Tickets are on sale now via

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