Once again the Black Country serves up a formidable new heavy riff laden rock band
The Bad Flowers, will release their new single “Thunder Child” on Friday 15th September
To support the release of the new single, the 3-piece will embark on a 10-date UK tour. Five of the dates will see The Bad Flowers supporting The Picturebooks in October.
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. That same year was a breakthrough in terms of live shows. The Flowers left the local venues in a wake of blood, sweat and ringing ears when they opened 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, 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
Catch Bad Flowers:
Birmingham, The Flapper Thursday 5 October
Manchester, Satan’s Hollow Friday 6 October
Workington, Lounge 41 Saturday 7 October
Bristol, Mothers Ruin Sunday 8 October
Grimsby, The Yardbirds Friday 13 October
Swansea, The Pit Saturday 14 October
Sheffield, Corporation Sunday 15 October
London, The Lexington Monday 16 October
Oxford, The Bullingdon Tuesday 24 October
Leicester, The Soundhouse Friday 24 November
Planet Rock presents Winter’s End Friday 23 February