Feature: BAD//DREEMS – Mansfield 6.0

Adelaide rock band Bad//Dreems are set to release their first new music in two years.

Mansfield 6.0 was inspired by the bizarre evens of late 2021 when the “Hi Vis Riots” of anti-vaccination construction workers coincided with the largest earthquake in Victoria for 50 years.

The band explains: “At 9:15 a.m. AEST on the 22nd of September 2021, an earthquake measuring 6.0 was recorded in the town of Mansfield, Victoria and felt in Melbourne and around the state. At the same time, a mob of 2000 men wearing hi-visibility workwear and shouting anti-vaccination slogans marched through the streets of Melbourne, vandalising cars and clashing with police. They gathered on the West Gate Bridge, where they sang and drank. This song was written at that strange time.

The video for Mansfield 6.0 was recorded in and around an abandoned warehouse in St Peters, Sydney and features vocalist Ben Marwe, in a role loosely inspired by Rolf de Heer’s cult classic film Bad Boy Bubby. Directed by Mclean Stephenson, a longtime collaborator and shot by cinematographer Billy Zammit.

Mansfield 6.0 is available now via Farmer & The Owl.

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