We’re only a few days into a new year – one that follows up an incredibly stacked 2015, musically speaking – and Bully, one of last year’s standout artists, is showing zero signs of slowing down building on the momentum they picked up last year. While most bands avoid the snowy midwest in the dead of winter, Nashville’s Bully brings their boisterous live shows through America’s heartland this month, hitting cities like Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Lexington and their home base of Nashville, immediately after wrapping up a tour with METZ.
The debut LP, Feels Like, was one of the highlights of a year jam-packed with amazing music – placed in our Top 5 albums of 2015, and hyped by many prestigious music journalists around the country. Raw lyrics combine with edgy guitars for a special dose of punch-you-in-the-face punk rock. Couple this with front woman Alicia Bognanno’s impeccable growl and comfortable grace as a singer, and the energy brought by drummer Stewart Copeland, guitarist Clayton Parker and bassist Reece Lazarus, and you’ve got an incredibly fun live show.
Last May, we heralded Bully’s live set when they made a stop at Milwaukee’s Cactus Club, and then again in the summer, naming their set at Pitchfork Music Fest one of the best of the weekend. There’s likely to be few surprises for those who have seen the group before: Bully will still be touring behind their breakthrough debut Feels Like. But that likely won’t deter too many concertgoers later this month; Bully’s live show is endearingly infectious, and one that shouldn’t be missed by any music lover, whether you’ve seen them zero or one hundred times.
Bully begins their next headlining tour in Minneapolis at Fine Line, on Monday, January 18th and return to Milwaukee’s Cactus Club the following day, January 19th. Check out full dates via the band’s Facebook here, and watch their video for “Trying” below.