MTTV Episode Eleven: Bad Touch
3 July 2020
Hot on the heels of their epic Rock Chart success for ‘Kiss The Sky’, Stevie Westwood took time out to talk to Erik Damian from MetalTalk TV about the album, the #SaveOurVenues campaign and what comes next when things start to get back to some semblance of normality.
Released on the 19 June 2020, Kiss The Sky entered the official UK rock charts at a very respectable #4. On the same day, the band released their epic cover of the Kiki Dee classic ‘I’ve Got The Music In Me’ which is also being used as the anthem for the ‘Save Our Venues Campaign’ launched by the Music Venue Trust in partnership with Marshall Amplification.
Stevie revealed that in order to capture that iconic Bad Touch live sound, Nick Brine really worked his magic. As he explains, “We have always struggled to capture that sound because we are a live band and we think of ourselves as a live band.
“We love to play live, and absolutely live to play live. We love touring, but like a lot of bands do. We’ve always kind of struggled to capture that energy in the studio and again, I think this time it has been down to our friend Nick Brine, as he managed to, I don’t know, capture the sparkle.
“We didn’t record it live together, but we recorded some scratch tracks together, we talked about the songs, and then we went and did our individual parts at Rockfield. So, whatever he did, he did it right, because it sounds absolutely amazing.”
And that is certainly true. Every member really brought their A-Game and Stevie’s vocals just lift the album into the stratosphere, especially when the backing vocals and overdubs of the vocals blend into the mix. It’s clear that ‘Kiss The Sky’ has really thrown down the gauntlet, and is going to propel the band into a whole new level in the musical landscape.
Bad Touch tour the UK in April 2021 with special guests Piston.