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Badger 'Narcasm' | Live from Sage Gateshead

Recorded as part of our 2021 Summer Studios


Badger are a two piece (Simeon Soden and Christopher Maltby) alt pop force mixing narrated existential crisis with post-punk, aggressive experimental hip-hop and IDM influences – listeners are advised to abandon all prior convictions. Badger has been played on BBC 6 by Tom Robinson and the Sleaford Mods (on Iggy Pop’s Artist Takeover show). Badger tour nationally as well as making regular appearances in their native NE England with notable bookings including the 100 Club (London), Tipping Point Live and a headline slot at Northern Electric Festival.  

I love the fact that my brain can’t figure out if they are techno, rock, electro, industrial, doom, post punk its f*cking ace … this stuff digs deep.” – Andrew Fearn (Sleaford Mods)

Here, Badger performs ‘Narcasm’ – “a reflection on time and the superstitions that come with it. A toast to the way we restrict ourselves and a lament to those freedoms we turn our heads away from.”

This music video was recorded live from Sage Gateshead as part of our 2021 Summer Studios – a free, week-long residency at Sage Gateshead during August for 20 musicians, producers, artists, rappers and singers of all genres to be able to create new work, develop their practice or prepare for a performance.

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