The Badloves is an Australian band that formed in 1990, dissolved in 1997 and reformed in 2008.
The Badloves were formed by frontman Michael Spiby in Melbourne during January 1990 under the name DC3. The band consisted of Spiby (guitar and lead vocals), his brother John Spiby (keyboards, saxophone), John Housden (guitar), Stephen O'Prey (bass) and Chris Tabone (drums). The band produced a sound that some critics described as "neo-hippy" and "retro".
In 1994, their debut album Get On Board made the Australian Top-5 and the band was nominated for three ARIA Awards, winning Best New Band and Best Debut Album in 1994. John Favaro replaced O’Prey on bass at about the same time.