Bad Touch are pleased to announce the release of their new studio album ‘Shake A Leg’ released worldwide on Friday 5th October 2018. To celebrate the occasion, the band have signed a worldwide album deal with Marshall Records, and will release their new single ‘Skyman’ on Friday 10th August. The new album will be released on CD, limited edition gold vinyl and digital download. ‘Shake A Leg’ will be supported by a nationwide 18-date UK headline tour starting at Newcastle University Union on Wednesday 17th October.
From today, the new ‘Skyman’ single is available to buy as a digital download, and as an instant grat track with all pre-orders of the new album.
Watch the official music video for ‘Skyman’ here:
Their third studio album, ‘Shake A Leg’ was recorded in Bad Touch’s home county of Norfolk at Orange Tree Studios. Engineered, produced and mixed by Andy Hodgson, the new album follows their critically acclaimed 2016 release ‘Truth Be Told’ which featured the rock radio hit ‘99%’. The new album was mastered at Abbey Road Studios.
‘Shake A Leg’ takes a more personal and ambitious approach in both song-writing and production due to the bands choice to write more spontaneously within the studio itself resulting in more emotional ‘in-the-moment’ performances. ‘Shake A Leg’ features 13 hand-picked songs that originate from a collective of all the members influences which they proudly wear on their sleeve.
“We wanted to the album to embody songs that not only sounded fresh and exciting, but also communicated lyrics that meant something to us on a personal level that our fans could identify with,” says guitarist Rob Glendinning.
1. Lift Your Head Up
2. Hammer Falls
3. Too Many Times
4. Dressed To Kill
6. I Belong
7. Show Me What It Means
9. Take Me Away
10. Believe In Me
11. Movin’ On Up
12. Slow Tempest
13. Bury Me (When I’m Gone)
The concept behind the making of ‘Shake A Leg’ represents the band’s relentless touring schedule and their gradual rise to generating a loyal and dedicated following. Known by fans and critics alike for having a reputation as a busy and hard-working band, Bad Touch continue to tour far and wide and are looking forward to playing tracks from the new album when they tour the UK in October and November.
Newcastle, University Union Wednesday 17 October
Glasgow, The Cathouse Thursday 18 October
Inverness, Ironworks Friday 19 October
Edinburgh, Bannerman’s Saturday 20 October
Manchester, Academy 3 Wednesday 31 October
Derby, The Flowerpot Thursday 1 November
Hull, The Welly Friday 2 November
Sheffield, Corporation Saturday 3 November
Leeds, The Wardrobe Monday 5 November
Stockton-on-Tees, ARC Tuesday 6 November
Stoke-On-Trent, Eleven Thursday 8 November
Norwich, The Waterfront Friday 9 November
London, ULU Live Saturday 10 November
Southampton, The 1865 Thursday 15 November
Bridgewater, Cobblestones Friday 16 November
Saltash, Livewire Saturday 17 November
Oxford, The Bullingdon Sunday 18 November
Wolverhampton, The Robin 2 Monday 19 November