NEWS : THU, FEB 29, 2024 at 7:00 AM

Bully Shares Official Video For New Single “Atom Bomb”

Today, February 29th, Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) has digitally released an intimate piano ballad entitled “Atom Bomb.”
Bognanno says, “The song was originally recorded with a drum machine and electric guitar; it was also quite a bit faster. When I played the demo for JT Daly (producer), he had the idea of moving it to the piano. I remember saying out loud, ‘Can you believe I’m trusting anybody like this?’ We both started laughing because starting off as someone who used to record, mix, and produce their own records to avoid the vulnerability that comes with working out creative ideas in the company of others, it was a huge step for me. That was our first real bonding moment, acknowledging that we were mutually up for trying new things and seeing each other’s ideas through before one of us shut it down.”
Bree Marie Fish directed the accompanying live video recorded and shot at MMK studios in Nashville, TN. Click HERE to watch.
This stand-alone track follows the release of Lucky For You, which garnered praise and notices from The New York TimesNPR Music, Rolling StoneThe FADERStereogumPitchfork, and more. Additionally, Bognanno recently contributed original music to the Apple TV show Buccaneers and was featured on
 Militarie Gun’s recent song “Never Fucked Up Twice.”
Bully is currently on a tour of North America, performing in a rare solo setting while supporting Grouplove. The tour began last night in Seattle and ends on March 30th at Terminal Five in New York City. Please find a full list of dates below.

Thu. Feb. 29 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom #
Sat. Mar. 02 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater #
Tue. Mar. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park  #
Wed. Mar. 06 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues #
Fri. Mar. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern #
Sat. Mar. 09 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren  #
Mon. Mar. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Van Buren #
Tue. Mar. 12 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen #
Wed. Mar. 13 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom #
Fri. Mar. 15 - Saint Paul, MN - Palace Theatre #
Sat. Mar. 16 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre  #
Sun. Mar. 17 - Detroit, MI - Saint Andrew’s Hall  #
Tue. Mar. 19 - Columbus, OH - KEMBA Live! #
Wed. Mar. 20 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s #
Fri. Mar. 22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre#
Sat. Mar. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall #
Mon. Mar. 25 - Richmond, VA - The National  #
Fri. Mar. 29 - Boston, MA - Roadrunner  #
SAT. Mar. 30 - New York City, NY - Terminal Five #
Thu. Nov. 14 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom


What People are saying about Bully’s Lucky For You:
“The result is a confident, compelling record that reveals — and revels in — the softness behind the feedback and fuzz that continue to make Bully a force to be reckoned with (8/10).”  - EXCLAIM!

“Alicia Bognanno’s fourth album is an open-hearted, anthemic career-best (Album of the Week).” - PASTE

“…Lucky For You is Bully’s best album yet, immediate and undeniable and kind of awe-inspiring in its complex simplicity (Album of the Week).” STEREOGUM

“‘Days Move Slow,’ from Alicia Bognanno’s grungy indie-rock project Bully, is a song about being caught in the muck of grief — but it also has a propulsive, bouncy energy that promises eventual forward motion. “There’s flowers on your grave that grow,” Bognanno sings in her signature holler, battling her buzzing guitar. “Something’s gotta change, I know.” - NEW YORK TIMES

“‘Days Move Slow’ is a punchy but poignant tune, an energetic and honest exploration of grief that Bully’s Alicia Bognanno wrote after the death of her dog, Mezzi.” - ROLLING STONE

“‘Days Move Slow’ is pristine Bully – sparking pop, but also working with a seismic edge… Retaining the anthemic bite she’s become known for, the sessions adding aspects of shoegaze, punk, and late 90s British guitar pop.” - CLASH

“‘Lose You’ attempts to reckon with the idea that even a love that seems like it’ll last forever isn’t necessarily immortal. Taking cues from late ’80s and ’90s shoegaze pioneers, the track is driven by a steadily, thumping beat that backdrops Bognanno’s fuzzed-out guitars: “Either way I’m gonna lose you,” she and Allison lament in harmony, before a ripper of a guitar solo near the song’s end.”  - CONSEQUENCE

“The rasp in Alicia Bognanno’s voice makes everything she sings engaging and she uses the pain inherent in that croak to great effect on ‘Lose You’” - THE FADER

“With lashings of scuzz and slacker fire, it’s a guaranteed hit with Gen X and Z alike.” [“Lose You”] - GUITAR WORLD

“‘Lose You’ is a succinct grunge-pop tune woven with stark realizations.” - FLOOD

“Featuring fellow fuzz-rocker Sophie Allison, AKA Soccer Mommy, ‘Lose You’ is one of those tracks that is filled to the brim with pop hooks and crunchy guitar riffs. As Bully and Soccer Mommy trade harmonies, the banging backing track that supports them continuously ebbs and flows through different dynamics. The sound is always ecstatic, especially when a trippy guitar solo bubbles up from the ether.” - FAR OUT

“Her fourth album is perhaps her most candid yet, and it’s all the more triumphant for it.” - Upset

“Cherry-picked from the rich tapestry of alt-rock past… but all heart, specifically Alicia Bognanno’s torn, bleeding irresistible heart.” - Classic Rock

 “More layers and nuance than ever before… magnificently raw.” - Record Collector

“Atom Bomb”

Posted by Abbie Gobeli