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Bad People Doing Good Things

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(en anglais seulement) A disconcertingly-named local band with a penchant for singing about violence are looking to address the issue of domestic abuse head on.

Bad People, whose album is set to be released on October 30th, are a 7-piece folk-rock outfit from Saint John, New Brunswick whose lyrics embrace dark themes ranging from stalking and murder to suicide and depression.

Bad People played Music New Brunswick’s Festival 506 Showcase and Fest Forward in 2015 followed by Paddlefest later on in 2016, and have toured in Atlantic Canada.

The band is opting to spark discussion on these difficult social issues by donating a portion of the sales of their upcoming record, You're This Close, to the Coverdale Center for Women. The Center has been working with the community to create a safe environment with empowering opportunities for women of all ages since 1976.

“I understand our songs address very touchy subjects,” says Savoie. “I’m hoping by doing this we can raise awareness, get people talking about it, open up about it, and have something positive to come from such a negative theme.”

“We tell stories: some people live it everyday.”

The release of Bad People’s album, You're This Close, is supported by the Local 107.3FM Women's Collective and the Coverdale Center For Women, and will take place at Taco Pica, 8PM on Sunday October 30th, 2016 . A portion of the proceeds from the release show will also be donated to the women’s center.

“It’s about helping out a local women's shelter, and to raise awareness about something that still seems very taboo to discuss,” says Savoie. “Yet it happens every single day.”