Bad Nerves

Wednesday 11 December 2024, 7:30pm - 11pm

The Waterfront


tickets subject to 10% booking fee

£15.00 (Artist Pre Sale)
£15.00 (General)

14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

Dubbed the ‘best band in England right now’ by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong (right before he was spotted wearing Bad Nerves merch at the Grammys Gala), Bad Nerves announce their biggest UK and EU headline tour to date consisting of 33 dates. Starting 5th November in Netherlands and ending 17th January at Camden’s legendary Electric Ballroom, Bad Nerves will be bringing their sophomore album Still Nervous to fans across UK and Europe.

Following critical acclaim for previous singles ‘USA’, ‘You’ve Got The Nerve’ and ‘You Should Know By Now’ the band released their second album Still Nervous (31st May, 2024) which received unquestionable support from BBC Radio 1 (Rock Show, Indie Show, Future Artists, New Music Show) Classic Rock, Kerrang!, Dork and also saw the band find new fans in the form of Iggy Pop and Billie Joe Armstrong. Following this, Bad Nerves then announced an album release show at The Garage (8th June) which sold out a month in advance. 2024 also saw the guys join The Hives across their sold-out UK tour as well as them being invited to join The Hives again across their US tour in September.

Written and recorded in the same spider-infested garage that spawned their self-titled debut, Still Nervous was poised to be the ‘greatest follow-up record in the entire recorded history of recording follow-up records’. And it was. It was a record that had been bubbling away in the background whilst Bad Nerves dragged their frenetic live show all around the world. A sophomore album that was never meant to exist, the release is packed with break-neck speed sing-alongs and is a record that will outlive me, you, and whoever else is reading this.

The bastard child of a Ramones/Strokes one night stand, Bad Nerves drew acclaim with their debut releases ‘Dreaming’, ‘Baby Drummer’, & ‘Can’t Be Mine’. It would appear to be in the DNA of rock music, particularly punk music, that their self-made debut put them in the hearts and minds of the cream of the alternative crop; from UK tastemakers such as Dan P Carter to Alyx Holcombe to Jack Saunders, to rock legends such as Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong (adding the band to his Oakland Coffee playlist) and Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard (labelling them as one of his recent favourite bands). Drawing comparisons to Supergrass, Ramones and Jay Reatard, the band have been supported extensively by Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6music, Radio X, Classic Rock, Kerrang! and Dork.

Shortly after recording ‘USA’ (which was mastered at the famous Abbey Road Studios), the band were invited to America to support Royal Blood which presented a perfect opportunity to introduce the song to an American audience. The band then were invited personally by The Darkness to join them as special guests across their sold-out UK tour in December. After catching the attention of The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins who, when speaking of the band on his YouTube stream, said “How can you not like this band? They’re so fucking cool”, Bad Nerves were personally invited to join them on their tours this Autum and Winter. Special guest slots for the band in the past year also saw them touring alongside Black Honey, Creeper, Salem, Tigercub, and The Struts whilst they played an unforgettable show at BST Hyde Park this year with rock legends Guns ‘n’ Roses.

With their loyal supporters of the industry, the band have also built a dedicated fan base since their debut album release in 2020. With two BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale sessions and an Amazon Live Scene stream also under their belt, the band have garnered an overwhelming amount of support with only one album to their name. The five-piece dropped a limited edition run of 10” vinyls from their iconic Sebright Arms show in April 2022 whilst Classic Rock Magazine summed the night up as ‘this is what we needed. Go and see Bad Nerves. Do it now”. With bodies falling from the ceiling and the recording equipment blowing up half way through the set due to the heat of the room, the night was one that will go down in punk’s history books.

With their new album release and tour announcement, the clock is ticking- what is it you desire? What is it you dream about? Have you got the nerve to chase it down until your legs give way? Bad Nerves don’t think you do.