The Bad Flowers
The Bad Flowers formed from the depths of The Black Country in 2014 comprised of Lead vocalist and guitarist, Tom Leighton, who’s riffs, fuzz emotive guitar and pure vocals have distinctive sound unlike anybody else. Bassist, Dale Tonks, provides a deep heavy groove and tasty bass runs that under pin Karl Selickis’ chest pumping drums and impeccable feel. The combination of the three 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 all the time keeping it in this century.
This combination of raw power, passion and nostalgia has created a sound that’s is described as Thunderous Rock’n’Roll by there loyal fans and reviewers alike. You can be sure that every time this power trio hit a stage your in for a rollercoaster of riffs, solid grooves and choruses that will have you singing all the way home and forever more, they make sure you don’t forget them in a hurry.
In the formative years of 2014/15 The Bad Flowers rose to local fruition with their energetic live shows in the local pubs, clubs and venues cutting their teeth with the local older & experienced musicians and soaking up as much stagecraft as possible, also releasing Vicious Lullabies EP & Killing Time EP’s
2016 saw a self titled EP including songs such as ‘City Lights’ and ‘Big County’ both of these songs were written whilst the band were on the road in Europe for their first continental shows in Austria and France, the EP also included ‘Can you Feel It?’ And ‘Run, Run, Run’ both high tempo modern tales of frustration.
That same year was a break through in terms of live shows too, Leaving the local venues in a wake of blood, sweat and ringing ears the band had the opportunity to open for 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 as well as appearing at Hard Rock Hell festival.
2017 has since seen The Bad Flowers go on to continue their relentless live schedule with Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown including a crazy night of raw blues and heavy riffs in a sold out Camden Assembely! Then on to shows with Dan Baird and The Homemade Sin, Toseland, a festival appearance at Wildfire in Scotland and crossing the channel for European shows in Germany at Wild at Heart, Berlin and Austria’s Vienna U4 where such legends as Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and even Prince have played. All of this has been in between recording a debut album at Vigo Studios Produced by Adam Beddow (Diamond Head)
Set for release In early 2018 with a double A side single being released late 2017 of brand new Tracks ‘Thunder Child’ and ‘Lions Blood’. The upcoming album will be titled ‘Starting Gun’ and will show the huge progression The Bad Flowers have made in terms of sound and song writing, since their earlier releases over the past 3 years.
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be heading out on a Planet Rock Presents joint headline tour with Federal Charm this september!
19/09 Thekla BRISTOL
20/09 Muni Arts Centre PONTYPRIDD
21/09 Rock City Basement NOTTINGHAM
22/09 Classic Grand GLASGOW
23/09 The Live Rooms CHESTER
24/09 The Deaf Institute MANCHESTER
26/09 The Parish HUDDERSFIELD
27/09 ThinkTank? NEWCASTLE
28/09 Corporation SHEFFIELD
29/09 O2 Institute 2 BIRMINGHAM
30/09 Borderline LONDON
Tickets are available from Planet Rock Tickets HERE
The Bad Flowers – Thunder Child
The Bad Flowers – City Lights
The Bad Flowers – Living The Dream
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