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
Photo: Mark Varney