Bad Touch have released their new single and video – a new version of Kiki Dee’s 1974 hit single – ‘I’ve Got The Music In Me’ taken from their upcoming studio album ‘Kiss The Sky’ .

Kiss The Sky‘ will be released on July  19th via Marshall Records. You can find the album review Here

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New Wave of Classic Rock favorites Bad Touch have today released a new track ‘See You Again’ taken their upcoming studio album ‘Kiss The Sky’.

The track is available to stream via Spotify, Apple Music and available for download from all major digital services or via https://fanlink.to/badtouch

The band’s new studio album ‘Kiss The Sky‘ will be released by Marshall Records on Friday 19th June 2020 on CD, white vinyl and digital download and is available for pre order from www.badtouchkissthesky.com.

Bad Touch’s highly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Kiss The Sky‘ was recorded, produced and mixed by Nick Brine at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales. The album was mastered by Pete Maher.

We’re so excited about this recording,” says lead singer Stevie Westwood. “Just to record our songs in such a legendary place as Rockfield was a real buzz. I know it’s a cliché but, in our humble opinion, this is our most exciting recording to date, and we can’t wait to get it out there in front of a crowd.

Kiss The Sky‘ is a no-nonsense rock and roll album at heart. For their fourth album, Bad Touch have stripped everything right back and looked at what the essence of what makes a great album and at the core, great songs. They’ve stuck to what they do best, which is writing catchy, feel good rock music.

The songs were initially written in their practice studio “The Cabin” in Norfolk where the band feels most comfortable and can focus on the songs without outside world interference. The band have really nailed their sound on this album. When you turn it on you will instantly know it’s Bad Touch.

The production side of the album is about capturing the performance within the band themselves and capturing the “moment” and energy the band produce during their live shows. More plugging straight in, turning everything to 10 and going for it.

Review: Bad Touch – Kiss The Sky

Marshall Records (June 19th 2020)

Reviewer: Dan Mann

Brit rockers Bad Touch are back, their fourth album ‘Kiss The Sky’ will be released on June 19th via Marshall Records.

Okay let me start by saying I was curious what the band would pull out of the bag in order to better the 2018 release ‘Shake A Leg‘. Well I don’t know what the band have been drinking/smoking/eating, but whatever it is, hell’s teeth it’s worked!

Kiss The Sky’ is an absolute stormer of an album, a foot tapping, head bobbing soundscape of epic proportions which I’ve been playing time and time again.

From ‘Let Go‘ a quintessential Bad Touch song to ‘Something About Your Kiss‘ which has to be one of my favorite Bad Touch tracks from any of the band’s releases, ‘Kiss The Sky’ just keeps on ticking boxes.

Yes this review is a tad on the gushy side, but the album is that good.

Buy it, buy it now!

Pre-order the album from www.badtouchkissthesky.com

Bad Touch frontman Stevie Westwood has recently done a Q & A regarding the band’s brand new album ‘Kiss The Sky‘, out Friday 19th June 2020 via Marshall Records.

1. You recorded the album in the iconic Rockfield Studios. Tell us more what it was like to record the album there.

Completely jaw-droppingly awe-inspiring. We are so privileged as a group of friends to have recorded in a place with such musical gravitas. It really did kick us up a notch as musicians, and just felt so right. Plus, I got to sit at Freddie’s piano, the one he wrote ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on, it doesn’t get much cooler than that. Plus, everyone of the Rockfield team was brilliant and special mention to our producer, (who later became our friend), Nick “Brino” Brine… He deserves a serious pat on the back. Through many tireless hours, he’s managed to capture and refine that raw energy that we’ve always had, but always struggled to get down on recordings up until “Kiss The Sky,” so to him we owe tremendous thanks. 

2. Tell us more about the concept of the album. What is the overall message?

We’ve always been and will always be Bad Touch. We play feel-good rock n roll for the soul. Our never ending mission to give you the night you’ll never forget; a break away from the monotony and tyranny of life, and to leave anybody who is awesome enough to come to a gig smiling from ear to ear. That’s our mantra. This album is 110% just that, this is a dancing round your bedroom, annoying your neighbours album; that we hope people will love any bit as much as we do.

3. What does the album mean to you on a personal level?

It means the world, it’s my life, it’s all of our lives. Pieces of ourselves smooshed together into something fun and beautiful (hopefully…) We’ve been a team for a decade now and to think, through all the ups and downs, that we’re still together, as a family, and producing stuff like this… “awesome” doesn’t even summate it. Eighteen-year-old Stevie would be happy…

4. What was your inspiration for this album?

We wrote the album as a team, as we always do. Our inspiration just being to want to write the best music we possible could, music that we love and that we’d love to play in front of people, and that hopefully they will love too. I believe we’ve done it.

Bands that are influencing Bad Touch right here and now include, Rival Sons, Blackberry Smoke, Led Zeppelin, Black Stone Cherry, The Temperance Movement, Black Crowes plus so many more.

Some personal inspirations/influences? There’s the obvious contenders, people like; Robert Plant, Paul Rogers, Chris Robinson, Ronnie Van Zant, Freddie Mercury, and so many of the vintage hall-of-fame. Plus more modern people like; Charlie Starr, Cormac Neeson, Chris Roberston and Chris Cornell, to name just a few.

5. What can fans expect from the album and what do you want them to take away from it?

We want people to have as much fun with this album as we had recording it (hopefully without the headaches!.. Though if you crank it to 11, we can’t promise!)

This album has been the hardest one to write so far, for all the right reasons. We’ve put so much into this as individuals and collectively as a unit, and we’re super proud with the end result. It’s fun, it’s loud, it’s in-your-face, it’s everything that Bad Touch have always been, plus so much more.

6. The album sounds great. What was your aim to achieve with this album, sound wise?

We have taken a lot more time, effort, sweat and tears when it came to this album from the get-go. Our attitude to songwriting was a lot more critical. If a song wasn’t cutting-the-mustard, we either changed it until it did, or we binned it and moved on. No compromises.

As a unit we are so proud of what we’ve created. It’s 110% Bad Touch, and it has taken everything, that each member had to give, to create. It’s been a hard-fought album, we’ve come the closest we ever have to killing each other, but the end product is beyond what we could have hoped for.

New Wave of Classic Rock favorites Bad Touch have released the second single, ‘I Get High‘ from their upcoming studio album ‘Kiss The Sky‘. The single is available to stream via Spotify, Apple Music and available for download from all major digital services or via https://fanlink.to/badtouchigethigh.

I Get High‘ is about that feeling we’ve all had at some point, being completely smitten by a lover and wanting to spend the rest of your life with that special person.,” says Bad Touch front man Stevie Westwood.

The band’s new studio album ‘Kiss The Sky‘ will be released by Marshall Records on Friday 19th June 2020 on CD, white vinyl and digital download and is available for pre order from www.badtouchkissthesky.com.

Kiss The Sky‘ will be supported by a rescheduled nationwide 13-date UK headline tour that kicks off at The Waterfront in Norwich on Friday September 18th. All UK tour dates will feature Piston as main special guest, plus local supports.

Bad Touch‘s highly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Kiss The Sky‘ was recorded, produced and mixed by Nick Brine at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales. The album was mastered by Pete Maher.

We’re so excited about this recording,” says lead singer Stevie Westwood. “Just to record our songs in such a legendary place as Rockfield was a real buzz. I know it’s a cliché but, in our humble opinion, this is our most exciting recording to date, and we can’t wait to get it out there in front of a crowd.

Kiss The Sky‘ is a no-nonsense rock and roll album at heart. For their fourth album, Bad Touch have stripped everything right back and looked at what the essence of what makes a great album and at the core, great songs. They’ve stuck to what they do best, which is writing catchy, feel good rock music.

The songs were initially written in their practice studio “The Cabin” in Norfolk where the band feels most comfortable and can focus on the songs without outside world interference. The band have really nailed their sound on this album. When you turn it on you will instantly know it’s Bad Touch.

The production side of the album is about capturing the performance within the band themselves and capturing the “moment” and energy the band produce during their live shows. More plugging straight in, turning everything to 10 and going for it.

Bad Touch – September/October 2020 UK Tour with Special Guest Piston

Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours

Norwich, The Waterfront Studio Friday 18 September
Nottingham, The Bodega Sunday 20 September
Manchester, The Bread Shed Monday 21 September
Leeds, The Key Club Tuesday 22 September
Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill Wednesday 23 September
Glasgow, King Tut’s Friday 25 September
Dundee, Beat Generator Sunday 27 September
Newcastle, The Cluny 2 Monday 28 September
London, O2 Academy Islington 2 Tuesday 29 September
Southampton, The Joiners Wednesday 30 September
Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach Thursday 1 October
Saltash, Livewire Youth Project Friday 2 October
Buckley, The Tivoli Friday 11 December

New Wave of Classic Rock favourites Bad Touch release their new single ‘Strut‘ on Friday 13th March digitally. The single is taken from their upcoming studio album ‘Kiss The Sky‘ released by Marshall Records on Friday 19th June 2020.

The new album ‘Kiss The Sky‘ will be released on CD, white vinyl and digital download and is available to pre-order from https://badtouchkissthesky.com/

Strut‘ is available to stream from https://fanlink.to/badtouchstrut

Kiss The Sky‘ will be supported by a nationwide 12-date UK headline tour that kicks off at The Waterfront in Norwich on March 30th. All UK tour dates will feature Piston as main special guest, plus local supports.

Bad Touch’s highly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Kiss The Sky‘ was recorded, produced and mixed by Nick Brine at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales. The album was mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London.

We’re so excited about this recording,” says lead singer Stevie Westwood. “Just to record our songs in such a legendary place as Rockfield was a real buzz. I know it’s a cliché but, in our humble opinion, this is our most exciting recording to date, and we can’t wait to get it out there in front of a crowd.”

Kiss The Sky‘ is a no-nonsense rock and roll album at heart. For their fourth album, Bad Touch have stripped everything right back and looked at what the essence of what makes a great album and at the core, great songs. They’ve stuck to what they do best, which is writing catchy, feel good rock music.

The songs were initially written in their practice studio “The Cabin” in Norfolk where the band feels most comfortable and can focus on the songs without outside world interference. The band have really nailed their sound on this album. When you turn it on you will instantly know it’s Bad Touch.

The production side of the album is about capturing the performance within the band themselves and capturing the “moment” and energy the band produce during their live shows. More plugging straight in, turning everything to 10 and going for it.

Kiss the Sky‘ is a power-packed album that has the groove with huge chorus hooks, foot stomping guitar riffs and an abundance of energy overflowing within each track. If you want to see what all the fuss is about catch Bad Touch on tour throughout March and April 2020.

Bad Touch – March/April 2020 UK Tour With Special Guests Piston

Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours

Norwich, The Waterfront Studio Monday 30 March
Nottingham, The Bodega Wednesday 1 April
Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill Thursday 2 April
Manchester, The Bread Shed Friday 3 April
Leeds, The Key Club Sunday 5 April
London, O2 Academy Islington 2 Monday 6 April
Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach Tuesday 7 April
Southampton, The Joiners Thursday 9 April
Saltash, Livewire Youth Project Friday 10 April
Buckley, The Tivoli Saturday 11 April
Newcastle, The Cluny Wednesday 15 April
Glasgow, King Tut’s Thursday 16 April

New Wave of Classic Rock favourites Bad Touch are pleased to announce the release of their new studio album ‘Kiss The Sky‘ released by Marshall Records on Friday 19th June 2020. To celebrate, the band release their new single ‘Strut‘ on Friday 13th March. The same day will also see the new album available for pre-order. Fans can sign up to Bad Touch‘s mailing list at www.badtouchrocks.co.uk to be notified about the pre-order. The new album will be released on CD, white vinyl and digital download.

Strut‘ will be available to purchase digitally from Friday 13th March. The single will also be available as an instant grat track with all pre-orders of the new album. ‘Kiss The Sky‘ will be supported by a nationwide 12-date UK headline tour that kicks off at The Waterfront in Norwich on March 30th. All UK tour dates will feature Piston as main special guest, plus local supports.

Bad Touch‘s highly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Kiss The Sky‘ was recorded, produced and mixed by Nick Brine at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales. The album was mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London.

We’re so excited about this recording,” says lead singer Stevie Westwood. “Just to record our songs in such a legendary place as Rockfield was a real buzz. I know it’s a cliché but, in our humble opinion, this is our most exciting recording to date, and we can’t wait to get it out there in front of a crowd.

Kiss The Sky‘ is a no-nonsense rock and roll album at heart. For their fourth album, Bad Touch have stripped everything right back and looked at what the essence of what makes a great album and at the core, great songs. They’ve stuck to what they do best, which is writing catchy, feel good rock music.

The songs were initially written in their practice studio “The Cabin” in Norfolk where the band feels most comfortable and can focus on the songs without outside world interference. The band have really nailed their sound on this album. When you turn it on you will instantly know it’s Bad Touch.

The production side of the album is about capturing the performance within the band themselves and capturing the “moment” and energy the band produce during their live shows. More plugging straight in, turning everything to 10 and going for it.

Kiss the Sky‘ is a power-packed album that has the groove with huge chorus hooks, foot stomping guitar riffs and an abundance of energy overflowing within each track. If you want to see what all the fuss is about catch Bad Touch on tour throughout March and April 2020.

Bad Touch – March/April 2020 UK Tour with Special Guest Piston

Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours

Norwich, The Waterfront Studio Monday 30 March
Nottingham, The Bodega Wednesday 1 April
Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill Thursday 2 April
Manchester, The Bread Shed Friday 3 April
Leeds, The Key Club Sunday 5 April
London, O2 Academy Islington 2 Monday 6 April
Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach Tuesday 7 April
Southampton, The Joiners Thursday 9 April
Saltash, Livewire Youth Project Friday 10 April
Buckley, The Tivoli Saturday 11 April
Newcastle, The Cluny Wednesday 15 April
Glasgow, King Tut’s Thursday 16 April

After 35 years, Grand Slam are back, with a brand new single to boot!

Gone Are The Days‘ is taken from the band’s forthcoming new album ‘Hit The Ground‘, which will be released on November 22nd via Marshall Records.

Grand Slam have been resurrected by the band’s original guitarist Laurence Archer, who of course went on to join legendary UFO after the band’s demise following the untimely death of bassist Phil Lynott.

Joining Laurence are singer Mike Dyer, former Praying Mantis drummer Benjy Reid, and former Quireboys bassist Dave Boyce.

Laurence says: “I’ve been thinking about this moment for many years and I’m so proud of what we, the new Grand Slam, have achieved. Gone Are The Days is the most obvious choice for the first release – it’s a song I originally wrote in the late 80s but with the band we have captured all the new and the heritage elements of Grand Slam and my writing. Grand Slam are back and here to stay.

“Obviously at times like this Phil is never far from my thoughts, a friend and a mentor and a hero always.

Grand Slam is very much a new beast with a love and respect from where the beast was born,” says singer Mike Dyer. “I think it’s fair to say that the five old and five new compositions are honest and true. When we heard some very rough recordings you could hear the potential. I kept feeling that I was on sacred ground and couldn’t touch anything. Even had a few nightmares!

“Then I thought what a shame if I these marques of songs weren’t ever finished and never saw the light of day. We then went on to discover our very own sound and wrote a plethora of new material that had the essence of the legacy yet sounded fresh and exciting and most importantly really kicks ass.

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Bad Touch are pleased to announce the release of their new studio album ‘Shake A Leg’ released worldwide on Friday 5th October 2018. To celebrate the occasion, the band have signed a worldwide album deal with Marshall Records, and will release their new single ‘Skyman’ on Friday 10th August. The new album will be released on CD, limited edition gold vinyl and digital download. ‘Shake A Leg’ will be supported by a nationwide 18-date UK headline tour starting at Newcastle University Union on Wednesday 17th October.

From today, the new ‘Skyman’ single is available to buy as a digital download, and as an instant grat track with all pre-orders of the new album.

Their third studio album, ‘Shake A Leg’ was recorded in Bad Touch’s home county of Norfolk at Orange Tree Studios. Engineered, produced and mixed by Andy Hodgson, the new album follows their critically acclaimed 2016 release ‘Truth Be Told’ which featured the rock radio hit ‘99%’. The new album was mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

‘Shake A Leg’ takes a more personal and ambitious approach in both song-writing and production due to the bands choice to write more spontaneously within the studio itself resulting in more emotional ‘in-the-moment’ performances. ‘Shake A Leg’ features 13 hand-picked songs that originate from a collective of all the members influences which they proudly wear on their sleeve.

We wanted to the album to embody songs that not only sounded fresh and exciting, but also communicated lyrics that meant something to us on a personal level that our fans could identify with,” says guitarist Rob Glendinning.

The concept behind the making of ‘Shake A Leg’ represents the band’s relentless touring schedule and their gradual rise to generating a loyal and dedicated following. Known by fans and critics alike for having a reputation as a busy and hard-working band, Bad Touch continue to tour far and wide and are looking forward to playing tracks from the new album when they tour the UK in October and November.

Newcastle, University Union      Wednesday 17 October

Glasgow, The Cathouse                 Thursday 18 October

Inverness, Ironworks                     Friday 19 October

Edinburgh, Bannerman’s              Saturday 20 October

Manchester, Academy 3               Wednesday 31 October

Derby, The Flowerpot                   Thursday 1 November

Hull, The Welly                                 Friday 2 November

Sheffield, Corporation                  Saturday 3 November

Leeds, The Wardrobe                    Monday 5 November

Stockton-on-Tees, ARC                 Tuesday 6 November

Stoke-On-Trent, Eleven                 Thursday 8 November

Norwich, The Waterfront             Friday 9 November

London, ULU Live                             Saturday 10 November

Southampton, The 1865                Thursday 15 November

Bridgewater, Cobblestones        Friday 16 November

Saltash, Livewire                             Saturday 17 November

Oxford, The Bullingdon                 Sunday 18 November

Wolverhampton, The Robin 2    Monday 19 November