Local music is (finally!) back in full swing, and Rosemount, Minnesota band Bully are coming to the Fine Line in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, August 31st. Tickets for the show are available HERE.
Doors are at 7:30pm // Show at 8:30pm // Show is 18+.
Playing upbeat but noisy indie rock with pop hooks and more than a slight grunge influence, Bully was founded by vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Alicia Bognanno. The group emerged with a self-titled EP in 2014. Bully made its Sub Pop debut with second full-length Losing in 2017 before moving forward as a solo project. Bully started playing out in mid-2013, and in April 2014, they released their first single, “Milkman” b/w “Faceblind.” By October 2014, the band had signed with Star Time International, an imprint of Columbia, which issued a five-song EP simply titled Bully. After steady touring in the United States and Europe (including festival appearances at Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, and a string of dates opening for Best Coast), Bully’s debut album, Feels Like, was released on June 23, 2015. The album was recorded at Electrical Audio, with Bognanno helping engineer the sessions. For their sophomore effort, the group would return to Albini’s Chicago studio, and Bognanno engineered the record. Sub Pop released the resulting full-length, Losing, in October 2017.
Soon after, Bognanno was asked to pen a handful of songs for the movie Her Smell, which starred Elisabeth Moss as fictional rocker Becky Something. Following a string of festival appearances, the movie and its accompanying soundtrack EP received a wide release in 2019. Having parted ways with her bandmates, Bognanno then recruited her longtime touring drummer Wesley Mitchell and bassist Zach Dawes to record Bully’s third album, which saw Bognanno working with an outside producer for the first time. Co-produced and mixed by Bognanno and Grammy winner John Congleton, SUGAREGG arrived on Sub Pop in August of 2020.
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