Bad Touch – the 5-piece rock band from Norfolk, who recently supported the Kentucky Headhunters on their critically acclaimed sell-out UK tour, will release their second studio album “Truth Be Told” on Bad Touch Records, with distribution via Cadiz, on Friday 2nd December 2016.
To dovetail with the album release, the band will embark on a UK co-headline tour on November 19th with the Australian rock band Massive. Says, Bad Touch’s lead singer Stevie Westwood, “We’re excited about getting back on the road and co-headlining with Massive. It’s going to be a great tour full of high energy.”
The new album, which was recorded at Mwnci Studios in Wales, features the singles “99%” and “Made To Break”, both *remixed for radio by the legendary Rolling Stones engineer and co-producer, *Chris Kimsey. Both singles will be accompanied by official music videos.
“99% is a great song to ride around in cars and drink beer and smoke pot and listen to rock and roll on the radio,” says ChrisKimsey. “Not that I drink beer or smoke pot , but I remember the simplicity of music and life so it’s good to hear it is alive and kicking with Bad Touch. I heard something that evoked a good time melodic love song. It just needed some re arranging and mixing to get to the heart of the song.”
The new album sees Bad Touch celebrating classic rock with Southern boogie influences, supported with heavy guitar riffs and an iron-clad, tight rhythm section, in the great tradition of Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zeppelin.
Link to their new single 99% is available here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gU5sd_qmok
Bad Touch originally formed in 2010 when the band members were still in college. In their formative years, they played local pubs and performed covers of some rock classics, and gradually began to compose original material. Over the last few years Bad Touch have started making a name for themselves and built a reputation for their dynamic live shows, making them on of the “must-see” acts at many local venues.
In 2012, the band recorded their first EP at the Leeders Farm Studio – home of local hero’s The Darkness. The desire to get their music to a wider audience eventually led the band performing gigs around the country. In 2012, the band won the Exposure Music Award in 2012 for their live show, followed by an invitation to play Hard Rock Hell for the very first time.
2013 was a great year for the band. They toured the UK with The Quireboys and won the Marshall Ultimate Band Contest. In 2014, they toured with Bonafide, The Electric Boys and Tyketto, and played many festivals including Download, Steelhouse, Legends of Rock and Hard Rock Hell.
In 2015, the band recorded their debut album “Half Way Home” at Foel Studios. Released on 27th April, the album received rave reviews from the rock press.
2015 was also a great year for touring with the band completing an 18-date UK tour with The Answer as well as UK tours with Tyketto and Snakecharmer. Bad Touch’s live shows garnered them praise and support from fans and critics alike.
In June 2016, embarked on a UK tour with Jared James Nichols, followed by a UK tour supporting Kentucky Headhunters.
Ebbw Vale, EVI
Cannock, The Station
Bristol, The Exchange
Chester, The Live Rooms
Huddersfield, The Parish
Leicester, The Musician Friday 25 November
Basingstoke, Sanctuary Live Wednesday 30 November
London, The Dome
Trecco Bay, Planet Rockstock Saturday 3 December
Lowestoft, The Flying Dutchman Friday 9 December
Beccles, The Angel
Norwich, The Brickmakers
Dereham, The Cherry Tree Saturday 31 December
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Bad Touch Official website - http://www.badtouchrocks.co.
Band photo courtesy of Rob Blackham