Name: Bad Pop
Members: Chris Connelly (Vocals, Guitar), Catherine Hiltz (Bass, Vocals, Trumpet), Aaron Klassen (Drums, Vocals)
From: Vancouver
Genre: Indie Rock, Art Punk
RIYL: Pavement, Modest Mouse, The Pixies, Nirvana, Mudhoney, The White Stripes, Talking Heads
Links: webpage / instagram / facebook / twitter / soundcloud
Label: M:UK
Management: Achal Dhillon
UK Day-to-day: Matt Welch
Canadian day-to-day: Colleen Krueger
Agent (North America): Eva Alexiou-Reo, FATA Booking
Agent (World, ex-North America): Matt Bates, Primary Talent
UK National Radio: Charlotte Hazell


PRESS PHOTOS (credit: Geoff Stairs)

BAD POP have grown up, and they’re kind of pissed off about it. So, this indie rock band turned to every teenager’s refuge: distortion pedals and sarcasm.

The targets are wide for Canadian band BAD POP’s furious but refreshing upcoming release, a deluge of raw punk rock energy, warm analog psychedelia, and cheeky nihilistic musings on music festivals, fast food and the loneliness of adulthood.

The live show is two-hundred percent fun and fury. Previous incarnation of the band, Hot Panda, drove five tour vans into the ground with over a dozen tours and festival runs of North America and Europe (SXSW, Primavera, CMJ and Reeperbahn).

Live, frontman Chris Connelly is alternatively heartwarming and menacing, like a pissed- off Weird Al. Superstar multi-instrumentalist Catherine Hiltz weaves melodic bass lines like a punk-rock bar-brawling PJ Harvey. Drummer Aaron Klassen was raised on a steady diet of Bonham and Grohl, and plays as if the snare just said something about his mother.

Feb. 24: New York – Rockwood Music Hall
Feb. 25: Philadelphia – Milk Boy
Feb. 26: Pittsburgh – Club Cafe Live
Feb. 27: Baltimore – Ottobar
Feb. 28: Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
Mar. 01: Hamden, CT – The Space
Mar. 03: Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
Mar. 05: Ottawa – Bar Robo
Mar. 07: Toronto – Smiling Buddha
Mar. 08: Columbus – Ace of Cups
Mar. 09: Chicago – Gman Tavern
Mar. 11: Green Bay – Lyric Room
Mar. 12: Omaha – Reverb Lounge
Mar. 14: SXSW – ScratcHouse
Mar. 16: SXSW – Canada House
Mar. 21: Phoenix – Last Exit
Mar. 22: San Diego – House of Blues – Voodoo
Mar. 23: Los Angeles – The Resident
Mar. 24: San Francisco – Hotel Utah
Mar. 25: Portland – Analog Lounge
Mar. 26: Seattle – The Fun House