Badhands is the musical project of Dublin songwriter and musician Dan Fitzpatrick. His recently completed debut album, entitled ‘Predictable Boy’, began as a collaboration with producer and bass player Tom Cosgrave (The Minutes), then quickly evolved in to a more expansive project with the enlistment of multi-instrumentalist Aoife Ruth, drummer Ken Mooney, and engineer Chris Barry. The end result is a collection of vivid, textured songs that range in tone between dark and brooding to frantic and energetic, with moments of genuine euphoria weaved in to the mix. With a strong focus on lyrics and vocals, the album echoes at times the likes of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Leonard Cohen, and Villagers. The record is beautifully intimate but also has an accessibility that will quickly capture the imagination of the listener.
The brand new single ‘Monday Morning’ whimsically describes a bout of laziness and anxiety, where the somewhat tongue in cheek self-pity and hopelessness of the lyrics are contrasted with the upbeat exhilaration of the music. The song will be released on October 5th, with the release of the album to follow on November 9th. The band will play a Dublin launch gig at The Workman’s Club on November 17th and embark on a nationwide tour that month.
Badhands’ debut single ‘Waves’ was released in November 2017, and was soon followed by an impressive run of live gigs, namely a performance at the Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival, a packed headline show in The Workman’s Club and a sold out gig at Vicar Street supporting Michael McDonald.