Formed into the early hours of 2017, Ryan Smith took his solo project from bedroom to stage in what feels like an instant. Under the moniker bdrmm the Hull 5-piece cut their teeth across Northern venues, before releasing opening two singles, the twin-paced 'kare' and sprawling anti-epic 'the way i want'.
Those releases caught the attention of numerous tastemakers in MTV, So Young, Clash Magazine, DORK, Radio 1 and more, as well as boutique London label Permanent Creeps, who are releasing their second track with the band. Their first collaboration was on C.U., a slice of anxious shoegaze that earned plays from BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and a spot on Spotify’s Hot New Bands playlist.
A slimy cocktail of synth-soaked Beach House, jangly slackers DIIV and otherworldly shoe-gazers Slowdive, the group combine a knack for weaving dreamy sonic textures and sentimental story-telling together perfectly.
‘C.U.’ is the sweetest shoegaze, starting off with melancholic indie charm, it drones until it lifts up when the sparse vocals kick in. With more instrumentation fuzzing out the grunge laden end, ‘C.U.’ entices with charming emotion. - So Young Magazine
"bdrmm make gleefully noisy pop with an electronic bent, matching the humane to the digital with effortless ease." - Clash Magazine
"a masterclass in bedroom pop." - DORK