Preview: Bad Touch @ Rockmantic

by Adam Aiken

Bad Touch are gearing up for the release of their new album with a headline slot at a weekend festival on the East Coast.

The Dereham rockers will be topping the bill at Yardbirds, Grimsby, on Friday, November 10. That had been the due date for the release of Bittersweet Satisfaction, but that’s now been pushed back until next month.

Fans can still expect to hear some of the new songs, though, as the band have have been playing a number of them during their recent live sets, including at The Waterfront, Norwich, back in the summer.

Singer Stevie Westwood said the pause between recording and releasing the album has been strange for the band.

“We’ve never sat on anything that long because we’re like kids in a candy shop. As soon as we write something, we want to get out there and play stuff,” he said.

“So it’s very exciting. It’s slightly more mature. I love every song. It’s a different sound for Bad Touch. It’s less balls-to-the-wall rock, and the songs seem a bit more thoughtful rather than just kind of exploded out of a tin can.”

Support at the Grimsby gig comes from She Burns Red, This House We Built, Warbirds, Moskito and Liberty Slaves.

The following day – Saturday, November 11 – These Wicked Rivers top the festival bill, with support from Kim Jennett among others.

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