Press Play: Bully

August 24, 2017



By Ana Rojo

Nashville pop-punk rockers Bully are reviving the grunge rock genre after more than twenty years since its beginning and we are here for it. They have taken the iconic 90s melancholic style and are combining it with noisy indie pop rock and have made a name for themselves in the music scene, not only locally but nationally.

Founded by lead vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Alicia Bognanno, she decided to create a band after she met up with drummer Stewart Copeland (not to be confused with the rhythm behind The Police) and then added on guitarist Clayton Parker and bassist Reece Lazarus to create Bully.

Their style is highly reminiscent of the female-led scuzzy sounding bands of the 90s such as Veruca Salt but have also used those indie pop hooks we all love to jam along to. With Bognanno’s gritty voice and heavy hitting guitar licks, they are a perfect example of what modern rock should sound like.

After their huge success and highly praised album debut Feels Like came out in 2015, the band began gaining notoriety playing festivals such as Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits and opened a string of shows for Best Coast. And after some silence from the group since then, earlier this month, the band announced the release of the second album Losing set for October 20. Accompanying the announcement was the video for their new single “Feel the Same” and tour dates starting this fall.

Definitely check these guys out if you ever have the chance and have a listen to “Feel the Same”.