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Bad Suns Talk Touring With The 1975, Playing 'Conan' & More

The rock band opens up and expresses gratitude for their newfound success in this Fuse exclusive

Bad Suns have been on the up-and-up recently, and we wanted to hear all about it! The band sat down with Fuse to talk about their formation, touring with The 1975, playing Conan and more.

Their origins weren't as straightforward as you might think. "It took a long time for us to know each other and figure out each other’s tastes before we could actually start making Bad Suns music," they told Fuse. "There was a trial and error process until we got to a sound that we like. That really helps being on the road now, where it’s a new experience for all of us, but at the same time, you’re sharing with people what you know. It’s been a refreshing experience."

A lot of their newfound success comes from their recent tour with Manchester's rising musical force, The 1975. "It was great to tour with those guys. It was an honor to tour with them and it was a learning experience for us. They are the real deal. It was really cool. We weren’t sure what to expect at the beginning of the tour. We weren’t sure if we’d get along. We weren’t sure what they would be like. There was big mutual sigh of relief when we all started hanging out. There are so many similarities in our personalities and in our musical tastes. Eventually, we started playing each other’s songs at soundcheck. It was a lot of fun. We started the tour in Los Angeles, and we ended it in Baltimore. The difference was so crazy. They're fans of music in general; they’ll research who is playing, they’ll look at videos of the tour and stuff, so they were finding out about our band just by checking everything out. So by the time we’re in Los Angeles, and then we get to Baltimore, a place we’d never been before ... everyone is just singing along to the words. It was great. We didn’t know how to handle it."

And it didn't stop there. The guys got to play late night, visiting Conan the day after South By Southwest. "I was kind of like, 'Is this a joke?' It was one of those things where we’d never done anything like that before, nor have we ever been asked to do anything like that before, so it was definitely an honor right away."

Sounds like they earned it!


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