Norfolk blues-rockers Bad Touch will release their fifth studio album, Bittersweet Satisfaction, on 10 November 2023 via Marshall Records. The first single, Nothing Wrong With That, has been shared this morning.
Bittersweet Satisfaction finds Bad Touch with a renewed sense of purpose and determination and is a body of work that the band have had ready for some time.
“We are a feel-good, good-time rock’ n’ roll band,” guitarist Daniel ‘Seeks’ Seekings told us, “and really, why does it need to be more complicated than that? It’s been recorded and finished for half a year.”
“We’ve never sat on anything that long because we’re like kids in a candy shop,” frontman Stevie Westwood said. “As soon as we write something, we want to get out there and play stuff. 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.”
Nothing Wrong With That “is a song for everyone that encompasses the Bad Touch mantra as long as you carry a song in your heart and a smile on your face, then nothing can get you down,” Stevie told us.
“This song came together during a time when there was a lot of unrest, fear of the unknown, and we all were just getting through day by day in whatever way we could. A time when we felt the world could use a little lift to somewhere a little bit brighter.
“So whatever is getting you down, this song is here to say you’re not alone, we are with you, and whatever way you need to get through the bad times… a good book, some good company… or some good wine!… we say… there’s nothing wrong with that.”
Bittersweet Satisfaction was recorded at The Marshall Studio in Milton Keynes. It was self-produced by the band, engineered by Marshall’s Adam Beer and Ollie Brightman, then mixed in Wales by Motörhead/Bring Me The Horizon producer Romesh Dodangoda, who has made the drums sound suitably immense.
“A more polished, mainstream sound than we’ve explored before,” Seeks said, “but still with its roots in the classic rock of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and The Black Crowes. The band are bursting to let it loose on the world.”
Bad Touch host their Album Launch Show at Norwich Waterfront on 8 July 2023. Tickets are available from the bands website.