Bully’s Losing will be released on Sub Pop worldwide on October 20th and the band has given fans a chance to preview the album via NPR’s First Listen. “When Alicia Bognanno unleashes that glorious howl, you can’t help but absorb everything she’s feeling: the simmering anger, the built-up resentments and regrets all boiling over into rage,” said NPR. “Bognanno is an undeniably potent force. Yet behind every snarl and throat-shredding scream into the void, there are subtler shadings at work. For an album as frenetic and furious as this, it’s a welcome sliver of light.”

Bully have also announced their return to UK shores with a headline date at London’s Moth Club on May 30th 2018, with tickets on sale this Friday. More UK dates to be added. Their world tour kicks off in North America in November, all dates can be found below.

Losing is available for pre-order now from Sub Pop Records and the band’s webstore. LP pre-orders of the album from Sub Pop will receive the limited Loser Edition on clear vinyl with black swirls (while supplies last). In the UK/EU the limited Loser Edition LP will be available from select independent retailers on green vinyl (while supplies last).

“Alicia Bognanno has the loveliest snarl this side of Nirvana’s Live at Reading. That it’s in a pop-punk setting, with lyrics reckoning with adulthood, only strengthens its power.” – New York Magazine

“full of tough-earned wisdom and egalitarian rage, Losing is a high-energy, high-impact emotional workout for everyone involved.” – Wired

“The bass hops around nervously in nearly constant eighth notes, with drums syncopated against it à la the Police; a guitar on the left offers a neat new-wave hook while another one on the right grumbles occasionally with dissonant, distorted squawks. And as those tensions flare into multiple little crescendos, the singer Alicia Bognanno gets herself more and more worked up.” – New York Times

Track Listing:
1. Feel the Same
2. Kills to Be Resistant
3. Running
4. Seeing It
5. Guess There
6. Blame
7. Focused
8. Not the Way
9. Spiral
10. Either Way
11. You Could Be Wrong
12. Hate and Control

Tour Dates:
11/02/17- St Louis MO – Off Broadway
11/03/17 – Iowa City IA – The Mill
11/04/17 – Minneapolis MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
11/06/17 – Madison WI – High Noon Saloon
11/07/17 – Chicago IL – Thalia Hall
11/08/17 – Detroit MI – Marble Bar
11/09/17 – Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
11/10/17 – Montreal QC – Bar le Ritz
11/12/17 – Boston MA – Great Scott (SOLD OUT)
11/13/17 – Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/14/17 – Philadelphia PA – First Unitarian Church
11/15/17 – Washington DC – U Street Music Hall
11/17/17 – Charlottesville VA – The Southern
11/18/17 – Durham NC – Motorco Music Hall
11/19/17 – Asheville NC – The Mothlight
12/06/17 – Little Rock AR – Stickyz
12/07/17 – Dallas TX – Club Dada
12/08/17 – Austin TX – Emo’s
12/09/17 – Houston TX – Walter’s
12/10/17 – New Orleans LA – Gasa Gasa
12/12/17 – Birmingham AL – Saturn
12/13/17 – Atlanta GA – Terminal West
12/14/17 – Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge
12/15/17 – Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge
12/16/17 – Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge
2/16/18 – Norman OK – The Opolis
2/17/18 – Santa Fe NM – Meow Wolf
2/18/18 – Phoenix AZ – Valley Bar
2/24/18 – Eugene OR – Hi-Fi Music Lounge
2/26/18 – Vancouver BC – Biltmore Cabaret
2/28/18 – Seattle WA – Neumos
3/1/18 – Spokane WA – The Bartlett
3/2/18 – Boise ID – Neurolux
3/3/18 – Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court
3/5/18 – Denver CO – Larimer Lounge
3/6/18 – Kansas City MO – Record Bar
5/30/18 – London, UK – Moth Club

BULLY – LOSING
BY PATTY SCHEMEL
In rock – as in life – change is unavoidable, often painful, but ultimately necessary, and Alicia Bognanno and her band Bully have dealt with a lot of it since their debut record
Feels Like hit in 2015. Now with a new label and another couple years worth of life experience, the 12 new songs on Losing feel like perfect anthems for a generation still learning to harness the power of resistance. With a vocal style that is as pretty as it is powerful, and emotionally resonant lyrics, Alicia channels the loss of innocence and reveals a raw honesty in songs that are distinctly hers.

I love Bully the way I love Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr and the Breeders. Their sound takes me back to the stripped down and thoughtfully engineered songs that haunt me long after they’re gone and never get old. Another good reason to be with Sub Pop, who have always been associated with music that is built to last.

I feel like all my best work has been born of heartbreak and upheaval; maybe most musicians feel that way. “The title of the record -Losing – kind of says it all,” Alicia says. “After being on the road so long and coming back to Nashville we all had a lot of changes going on in our personal lives that we were trying to deal with / adjust to and that was really the motivation for this one.”

“Feel the Same” is about being stuck in the claustrophobia of a manic state of mind. It’s Alicia’s favorite song to scream. “Seeing It,” she says, is about the unique anxiety and vigilance about personal safety that comes with being a woman: “Such a blurring place to be / stuck in your own body.” Lately Alicia has been lending her voice as an advocate for gun control, women’s rights and speaking out in support of animal rights. In some ways my generation were in a bubble in the 90s; I never gave any thought to what Bill Clinton was up to, for instance – but in 2017, Losing sounds like a personal and necessary call to arms to me; we need rock n roll now more than ever.

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