Bad Touch blend rythmic heavy rock with funky blues and always give a professional, energetic stage show. This Dereham-based five-piece rock band has gone from strength to strength since forming back in 2009 thanks to the members’ hard work and determination.
So far, 2014 has been the band’s most successful year, with a whole host of festival shows throughout the summer, most notably a set at the world-famous Download Festival in June. In addition, the likes of the Steelhouse festival, Les-Fest, Vicfest, the Big Gig and many more, have made for a busy but thoroughly enjoyable summer.
This came after a successful UK tour with Sweedish rockers Bonafide, which saw Bad Touch perform in towns and cities from London to Glasgow, the highlight being an energetic performance at Hard Rock Hell in Wales. The boys then travelled to Ibiza for the HRH Road Trip in May to continue the fun in the Spanish sunshine.
The busy schedule continues with a second UK tour, this time supporting the Electric Boys in September with plenty of other exciting things in the pipeline.
2014’s success came after a great 2013, which saw the release of the ‘Down & Out’ compilation CD and 3 singles through Animal Farm Records, a full UK tour with rock legends The Quireboys, and success at the Marshall Ultimate Band Competition, giving the band a year’s endorsement with the amplification giant.
Back in 2012, Bad Touch were voted Best Live Act at the Exposure Music Awards, thanks to their lively, fun and unique stage presence. They were also awarded with slots at the coveted Hard Rock Hell weekend in Wales and the Cambridge Rock Festival, as well as performing at some of the best venues in the Capital, including the O2 Academy Islington and the 100 Club.
2012 also saw the release of their ‘Live at the Mill Studios’ EP, a representation of the band’s meticulous approach to song writing and recording well beyond their years. All 4 tracks have spent a combined total of 15 weeks at number one in the UK Unsigned Chart during late 2012 and 2013. This followed their first EP ‘Born to Please’, released in 2011 and recorded under the watchful eye of Nick Brine at Leeders Farm; the EP sold out shortly after its release.
With plenty of recording time under their belts, and an insatiable appetite for performing live for their loyal fans old and new, the future looks bright for Bad Touch. A busy end to the year follows after a fantastic start, which will ensure their catchy beats and heavy riffs will be ringing in yours ears for the remainder 2014.
At Last Some Pure Rock Energy, I want to hear more – Art & Soul Magazine -2010
Bad Touch’s music tears through your rib cage, rips your heart out, and stamps rock and roll on it in permanent ink, so that even after you’ve left, you can’t rid yourself of their infectious songs’ – A Review of the “Born to Please EP” Launch party – 9th September 2011