Hadouken! will release “Bad Signal”, the first single from their forthcoming studio album, on August 7. Borrowing heavily from The Supremes “You Keep Me Hanging On”, the single is a heavy bass roller that has obvious crossover appeal. They’ve posted a sample on their Soundcloud account, which appears in the press release below…
AUGUST 7TH, HADOUKEN! RELEASE “BAD SIGNAL”
FROM UPCOMING 2012 ALBUM
Includes Remixes By Xilent, Prototypes and Wideboys
June 19, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) – On August 7th, Hadouken! will release “Bad Signal,” the latest single from their forthcoming studio album. Hadouken! is the band at the forefront of UK Bass, the most dominant and exciting sound happening on the Isles.
Listen to “Bad Signal”
Bass is the underground club sound that has swallowed the mainstream, and as such, is the latest great British youth movement. Best known for their massive live shows, Hadouken! joins producers and DJs such as Chase & Status and Nero at the helm of Bass culture. During the last tour, fans were invited to bring their video cameras and record the performance, which the band stitched together to create and share a single live piece.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOKFamtqwow&w=500]
Known for creating engaging videos, Hadouken! is responsible for two of the most popular viral videos, “People Are Awesome” with over 42 million YouTube views and “100 Greatest Hits Of YouTube in 4 minutes” at 14.5 million views.
In advance of the single’s release, the band drops several remixes from three of drum ‘n bass and British house radicals – Xilent, Prototypes and Wideboys.
On May 22nd, Hadouken! released Parasite EP that included four mixes from SkisM & Zomboy, Break, Akira Kiteshi Rulin’ and The Shadowchild. To celebrate the EP release, Hadouken! made the album track available as a free download on their site: www.hadouken.com/parasite. In the space of a month, “Parasite” has received over 60,000 downloads and the official video racked up 150,000 hits and growing.
Watch “Parasite”[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJudxieYdKk&w=500]
Set for release on Nettwerk Records in the US, Hadouken! has partnered with Ministry Of Sound to release the album in the UK. The upcoming full-length is their first album since 2010’s For The Masses, which has sold over 100,000 copies to date, landed in the Top 20 on UK’s Billboard album chart.
To date Hadouken! have played over 400 headline shows around the world and have appeared with Pendulum (on their UK arena tour), Plan B, Skrillex and The Prodigy.
Set for a series of summer festival dates throughout the UK and Europe (see below), stay tuned for more information on a stateside tour.