15 September 2017
I started noticing social media blowing up about local band The Bad Flowers last week and wondered where the surge of excitement was coming from.
I was enthralled to see that they were being promoted by the same PR company that boasts clients such as Black Country Communion, Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa and Bad Touch to name but a few.
Certainly, The Bad Flowers, are a band on the up, and that means new music, new shows and hopefully big things!
So without further ado; here's their latest single, taken from their upcoming debut album Starting Gun, this is Thunder Child.
Released today; 15th September 2017.
To support their release of Thunder Child, The Bad Flowers are set to embark on an 8-date tour of the UK. Five of the dates will see The Bad Flowers supporting The Picturebooks in October. You'll be happy to hear that the band are starting their tour in our very own Birmingham venue, The Flapper on the 5th October.
All tour dates are listed below.
The Bad Flowers formed from the depths of the Black Country in 2014 comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist Tom Leighton, whose signature riffs, fuzz emotive guitar and pure vocals have a distinctive sound unlike anybody else. Bassist Dale Tonks provides a deep and heavy groove and tasty bass runs that underpins Karl Selickis' chest pumping drums and impecable rhytmic feel.
The combination of these three formidable players makes The Bad Flowers a force to be reckoned with, forging a sound steeped in the raw, passionate energy of the Black Country's 70's heroes, but, at the same time, keeping the vibe very much in tune with the 21st century rock sensibilities.
I remember playing with these guys at the O2 Academy 3 back in 2014, and even back at the start of their musical adventure the band were on fire it's great to see that the industry is starting to take notice of a fine band of musicians from the Black Country.
The guys in the band are as humble as they come and real down to earth fellas, I'm positive that they're heading in the right direction, and if the release of Thunder Child is anything to go by, they're just getting started.
The highly anticipated debut album, titled Starting Gun, is set for release in early 2018, and I can't wait.
Bad Flowers, Surge Music salutes you.
To buy the single Thunder Child head to itunes
To catch The Flowers at a venue near you, heres their tour dates:
THE BAD FLOWERS - OCT/NOV 2017 UK TOUR
*Supporting The Picturebooks
**Supporting Skinny Molly
*Birmingham, The Flapper Thursday 5 October 2017
*Manchester, Satan’s Hollow Friday 6 October 2017
Workington, Lounge 41 Saturday 7 October 2017
Bristol, The Mothers’ Ruin Sunday 8 October 2017
*Grimsby, The Yardbirds Friday 13 October 2017
Swansea, The Pit Sunday 14 October 2017
*Sheffield, Corporation Sunday 15 October 2017
*London, The Lexington Monday 16 October 2017
**Oxford, The Bullingdon Tuesday 24 October 2017
Leicester, The Soundhouse Friday 24 November 2017
Planet Rock Winter’s End Friday 23 February 2018
For more information about The Bad Flowers, check out their social links:
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