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News: Bad Touch Announce Album “Shake A Leg” Is Coming October With Release Of Single “Skyman” and UK Tour

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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.  They also announced a marathon 18 date “Shake A Leg” 2018 headline UK Tour with Special Guests Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics and Daxx & Roxane. You can get your tickets from www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours or www.seetickets.com

The new album “Shake A leg” will be released on CD, gold vinyl and digital download and the new single “Skyman” is available to buy as a digital download from www.smartURL.com

The single will also be available as an instant grat track with all pre-orders of the new album and the nationwide tour starts at Newcastle University Union on Wednesday 17th October.

Their highly anticipated third 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 13hand-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. – 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.

Bad Touch are genuinely excited to sign with Marshall Records. We’re overwhelmed by their support and looking forward to a long-term partnership with great plans for the future. The fact that the label is also affiliated with Marshall Amplification means there’s going to be lots of synergy. – rhythm guitarist Daniel Seekings.

Bad Touch are super fun, super cool and they totally rock. Being a producer, we are prone to abuse, but these guys took it easy on me. Bad Touch were amazing to work with. This album is going to be huge. – producer Andy Hodgson of Orange Tree Studios

 ALBUM TRACK BY TRACK

1. Lift Your Head Up  – This is about what our audiences feel about our shows. We want to make people dance!

2. Hammer Falls – This is about fair weather friends who are with you when times are good, but they run a mile “when the hammer falls.”

3. Too Many Times – This is what we’d describe Areal foot stomperwith a sing-a-long chorus.

4. Dressed To Kill – This will get people dancing. It’s a real party song.

5. Skyman – Skyman takes its inspiration from the late great Duane Allman whose nickname was “Skydog”.

6. I Belong – This song is a homage to our home town. Basically, it’s a love song to the places we all grew up.

7. Show Me What It Means – This track is driven by basic impulses. It’s a heavy foot stomper of a song about being shown what you are missing out on in the way you live your life.

8. Tussle – Tussle is about the long and hard journey to find love of one kind or another, or as the song puts it, to “Tussle with a tail that aint’ got no sting.”

9. Take Me Away – This song comes from a feeling of being lost. Not knowing what the next step should be and trying to find out answers to life’s questions.

10. Believe In Me – Believe In Me is about finding the person that makes you whole, but at the same time is also about doubting that you can live up to what you expect of yourself in that situation.

11. Movin’ On Up – It’s about moving on from a relationship gone bad and “moving on to better days.”

12. Slow Tempest – The ethos behind it is a fairly simple one, “Life might seem dark now, but it’ll get better.

13. Bury Me (When I’m Gone) – This song was recorded in one take with George, Rob and Stevie sitting together in the live room. It’s a sad and lonely song, but nevertheless uplifting. We really hope that comes across.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING

CD/Digital

  1. Lift Your Head Up
  2. Hammer Falls
  3. Too Many Times
  4. Dressed To Kill
  5. Skyman
  6. I Belong
  7. Show Me What It Means
  8. Tussle
  9. Take Me Away
  10. Believe In Me
  11. Movin’ On Up
  12. Slow Tempest
  13. Bury Me (When I’m Gone)

Vinyl

Side A –23 mins

  1. Lift Your Head Up
  2. Hammer Falls
  3. Too Many Times
  4. Dressed To Kill
  5. Skyman
  6. I Belong
  7. Show Me What It Means

Side B –24 mins

  1. Tussle
  2. Take Me Away
  3. Believe In Me
  4. Movin’ On Up
  5. Slow Tempest
  6. Bury Me (When I’m Gone)

Brilliant as always…Bad Touch’s performance was of headlining status.”-Planet Mosh

“Bad Touch know their music and their music knows no bounds.”-Rush on Rock

“Strong and melodic…Bad Touch are infectious.”-This Is Not A Scene

“Soaring riffs…powerful vocals…Bad Touch win over the crowd with ease, thanks to a refreshingly modern sound.”– Unknown Press

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Bad Touch “Shake A Leg” UK Tour 2018

With Special Guests Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics+ Daxx & Roxane
Tickets Available From: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours & www.seetickets.com

Newcastle University Union – Wednesday 17 October Tickets: £15.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours  www.seetickets.com
Newcastle University Students’ Union, King’s Walk, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QB www.nusu.co.uk/social/gigsandclubs

Cathouse Rock Club, Glasgow – Thursday 18 October Tickets: £16.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours  www.seetickets.com
15 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3RB
https://cathouse.co.uk

Ironworks, Inverness – Friday 19 October Tickets: £16.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours  www.seetickets.com
122B Academy St, Inverness IV1 1LX
www.ironworksvenue.com

Bannerman’s, Edinburgh – Saturday 20 October Tickets: £15.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
212 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ
www.bannermanslive.co.uk

Academy 3, Manchester – Wednesday 31 October Tickets: £17.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
Moss Ln E, Manchester M14 4PX
www.manchesteracademy.net

The Flowerpot, Derby – Thursday 1 November Tickets: £16.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
19-25 King St, Derby DE1 3DZ
www.rawpromo.co.uk

Welly 2, Hull – Friday 2 November Tickets: £17.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
105-107 Beverley Road, Hull,HU3 1YA
www.hullboxoffice.com/venues/the-welly

Corporation, Sheffield – Saturday 3 November Tickets: £15.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
2 Milton St, Sheffield S1 4JU
www.corporation.org.uk

The Wardrobe, Leeds – Monday 5 November Tickets: £15.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
St. Peter’s Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS9 8AH
www.thewardrobe.co.uk

ARC, Stockton-On-Tees – Tuesday 6 November Tickets: £17.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
Dovecot St, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL
http://arconline.co.uk

Eleven, Stoke-On-Trent – Thursday 8 November Tickets: £17.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
21a, Newfield Industrial Estate, Sandyford, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST6 5PD
www.elevenmusicvenue.co.uk

The Waterfront, Norwich – Friday 9 November Tickets: £17.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
139-141 King St, Norwich NR1 1QH
https://thewaterfront.ticketabc.com/venues/thewaterfront

ULU Live, London – Saturday 10 November Tickets: £19.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY
http://ulu-live.co.uk

The 1865, Southampton – Thursday 15 November Tickets: £15.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR
www.the1865.com

Cobblestones, Bridgewater – Friday 16 November Tickets: £15.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
71 Eastover, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 5AP
www.thecobblestonesmusic.co.uk

Livewire, Saltash – Saturday 17 November Tickets: £15.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tour www.seetickets.com
9 Bath St, Plymouth, Devon, PL13LT
www.facebook.com/TheHubPlymouth

The Bullingdon, Oxford – Sunday 18 November Tickets: £17.00
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
162 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1UE
www.thebullingdon.co.uk

The Robin 2, Wolverhampton – Monday 19 November Tickets£16.50
Book Tickets: www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours www.seetickets.com
20 -28 Mount Pleasant, Wolverhampton, Bilston WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

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BAD TOUCH 

An unassuming college in Norfolk was where it began for rock five-piece Bad Touch. When they started out in 2010, Bad Touch performed covers in local pubs, but it wasn’t long before they started to compose their own songs and play original material.

Following in the footsteps of The Darkness, KT Tunstall and Arctic Monkeys, Bad Touch recorded their first EP at Leeders Farm Studio in 2012. This sparked a wave of new opportunities for the band, including the chance to perform in venues across the UK. Building a reputation as an outstanding live band, they soon earned themselves an Exposure Music Award, and received an invitation to play Hard Rock Hell.

The next two years saw Bad Touch reach new heights. Not only did they win the prestigious Marshall Ultimate Band Contest, but they also toured with a variety of hard rock artists including Bonafide, The Quireboys and Tyketto. They rocked the UK festival circuit with appearances at Download, Hard Rock Hell and Steelhouse.

Bad Touch’s eagerly awaited debut album came in April 2015. ‘Half Way Home’, which was recorded at Foel Studios, received rave reviews from the critics, including Classic Rock Magazine who said: “Straight-to-the-point classic hard rock –what’s not to like?” Capitalising on the success of their debut release, the band embarked on a full UK tour with Northern Irish rock band, The Answer.

Touring continued in 2016, with supports slots for Jared James Nichols, Kentucky Headhunters and Massive. The band rounded off their year on the road with the release of their second album ‘Truth Be Told’. The lead single, ‘99%’, was remixed for radio by legendary Rolling Stones producer, Chris Kimsey. Their critically acclaimed sound secured them a slot on the Planet Rock Roadstars tour as well as performances at Ramblin’ Man, Wildfire and Amplified. After a hectic festival season, Bad Touch headlined their first tour for ‘Planet Rock Presents’.

2018 is shaping up to be another defining year for Bad Touch, following their support tour with Skid Row in March and their recent worldwide album deal with Marshall Records.

LINE-UP

  • Stevie Westwood (Vocals)
  • Rob Glendinning (Guitar)
  • Daniel Seekings (Guitar)
  • Michael Bailey (Bass)
  • George Drewry (Drums)
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