BVDLVD (pronounced ‘badlad’) is slashing and burning through existing genres to create araging new sound set to define the 2020s. Having got into music as an alienated 16 year old stuck in the Oxford suburbs, he found solace in the raw trap metal of early XXXTentacion, Ghostemane, Night Lovell, $uicide Boy$ and more.
Convinced the British education system was set up to crush creativity, he dropped out of college and set about teaching himself how to record vocals and mix tracks. Fusing the distorted trap coming from the States with underground UK rave culture, he mixed up anger, humour, energy and bass to create a unique, explosive new style that refuses simple categorisation, a system-crashing noise set to empower outsiders and misfits worldwide.
BVLVD’s new single “LAYIN BRICKS” is out on Earache Records on 17th May.
Catch BVDLVD on tour in the EU and UK right now with fellow Trap pioneer Lil Darkie.
YouTube Originals documentary ‘Terms & Conditions: Deeper Than Drill’ starring BVD LVD drops 4th May.