British hard rockers The Bad Flowers unveil their new single “Thunder Child”.

To support the release of the new single, the 3-piece will embark on a 10-date UK tour which includes shows with hard rocking blues outfit The Picturebooks and US based southern rock quartet Skinny Molly.

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 heavy groove and tasty bass runs that underpins Karl Selickis’ chest pumping drums and impeccable rhythmic 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.

In the formative years of 2014/15, the Bad Flowers gained a reputation for their energetic live shows in local pubs, clubs, and venues cutting their teeth with the local older and more experienced musicians and soaking up as much stagecraft as possible. During this productive time of wild abandon, The Bad Flowers released the Vicious Lullabies and Killing Time EP’s. 

Subsequently, The Bad Flowers have been pounding the pavements, relentlessly touring the UK having opened for the likes of Canadian rockers The Sheepdogs in Birmingham, then onward to extensive tours up and down the UK to packed venues with Crobot, Jared James Nichols and Scorpion Child, plus an appearance at Hard Rock Hell Festival. 

2017 has since seen The Bad Flowers continue their relentless live schedule by supporting the likes of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Toseland and Dan Baird and The Original Sin. The highly anticipated debut album, titled Starting Gun is set for release in early 2018. “Thunder Child” is released digitally on Friday 15th September and is available from iTunes.

The Bad Flowers UK Tour Dates:

*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                               Saturday 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


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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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