Bad News Club
Bad News Club is the solo project of 22-year-old Luke Prosser, whose self-described "sad music" is sparse, haunting, and euphoric. February 2018 saw the release of his first single The Painter, which features sparse production and Prosser’s delicate vocal. He describes his writing process for the track, explaining that “at the end of last year I had a conversation with someone I hold very dear in my life. I came home straight after, wrote The Painter, and recorded it live in my living room onto my phone – and it’s that very first take that you’re hearing.” The immediacy is effortless, capturing just how Prosser’s music sounds – languid, yet urgent.
Signed to our paradYse imprint, Bad News Club’s releases are in the excellent company of Loyle Carner, Boniface, Marika Hackman, Toothless, and more! The B-side to The Painter, Absent, is a further demonstration of Prosser’s intimate, mournful sound, recalling Bon Iver or The Antlers. Speaking of the track, Prosser said “Absent was written after a trip away from home, as an ode to the items I had left behind. Where The Painter was recorded in one-take on my iPhone to capture what I was feeling at that exact time, this song was more complex in both its recording process and the emotions involved. I played and recorded everything over a couple of weeks, and finally everything started to make sense.”
Bad News Club closed DIY’s Hello 2018 shows at The Old Blue Last and had their debut headline show at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters on 28 February 2018.