Bad//Dreems: Gutful review – cementing the long awaited revival of brash protest rock

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There’s nothing subtle about this Adelaide rock band’s sophomore album, with a meaty sound and choruses made to shout back from the mosh pit

I wish I had a buck for everyone who’s ever asked me who sings political songs these days. With the reformation of Midnight Oil and, especially, the rise of Donald Trump, it’s a refrain that’s only gotten louder. Where oh where, these people moan, are the musicians addressing the temper of the times? The complainers are, of course, invariably white and stopped listening to new music in approximately 1988.

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