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Chatting with Stevie Westwood of Bad Touch

Stevie Westwood of Bad Touch discusses the new album “Truth Be Told”, the influences of the band; and the upcoming tour.

Bad Touch / Shot at The Waterfront Norwich by Rob Blackham / www.blackhamimages.com

Click the link above to listen to an audio segment of the conversation

By Chyrisse Tabone, Rock At Night Tampa Correspondent

Bad Touch’s new forthcoming album “Truth Be Told” – will be released by Bad Touch Records on Friday, December 2nd. Rock At Night was fortunate to land a pre-release copy for review and you can read about it HERE. Really , the CD or album will appeal to all that love the classic Southern rock sound. The sound engineering is top notch, and no wonder, the engineer/co-producer is  Chris Kimsey (Sticky Fingers, Some Girls, Steel Wheels, Emotional Rescue).

Rock At Night recently spoke with Stevie Westwood, songwriter and vocals, about the five-piece band Bad Touch and their new album Truth Be Told. The band, which was formed in 2009, is definitely influenced by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Crowes, and the Kentucky Headhunters, whom Westwood said “we got to know them quite well and they have influenced us.”

Westwood noted, “We released our first album last year…..We like to go out and play before we spent money for recording an album. We ‘re real excited about this one. It feels more mature.”

Bad Touch’s sound evolved organically as the members jammed and brought other influences to the table, like Led Zeppelin. The Led Zeppelin sound is really prevalent in the song on the album “Waiting For This”, which features Jimmy Page power chords and what I like to call a “good and nasty” sound.

Another song that intrigued me is “The Mountain” since it has an environmentalist message. Westwood said, “I wanted to show something that is not just rock, drinking, and women.” About the new single “99%”, which is really rocking with a cute message, he noted “It is feel good rock. I’m not a brooding, moody person. I am a happy-go-lucky chap.“

Rock At Night mentioned the songs on the new album deal with the theme of relationships, and “One More Night” (one of my favorites on the album) exemplifies this. Westwood described the meaning of the song saying,  “It’s about being thankful for a time….looking back. Trying to maintain optimism and think about the good times… It’s about questioning….”

When asked what his favorite songs are on the album, Westwood noted, “ I really like ‘Take Your Time’ and ‘One More Night’…I do love them, I am really chuffed with all of them.”

During the interview, Westwood described his dedication to the band and all the sacrifices one makes to “make it big.” Like a lot of musicians nowadays, he has a day job, but describes the feeling of being on stage, “I have had 100 people singing the songs I wrote and you can’t trade that for the world….”

You can listen to this fascinating interview  (really a conversation) by clicking the link above or below on iTunes.

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW  on iTUNES!

Bad Touch / Shot at The Waterfront Norwich by Rob Blackham / www.blackhamimages.com

Bad Touch / Shot at The Waterfront Norwich by Rob Blackham / www.blackhamimages.com

Band Members

Members: Stevie Westwood – Vocals Rob ‘G’ Glendinning – Lead Guitar Daniel ‘Seeks’ Seekings – Guitar / Vocals Michael Bailey – Bass George Drewry – Drums / Vocals; Home Town: Norwich

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2016 UK TOUR DATES

CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH MASSIVE
* SUPPORTING WHISKEY MYERS IN LONDON

APPEARING AT PLANET ROCKSTOCK ON
SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2016

EVI, Ebbw Vale
Saturday 19th November 2016

The Station, Cannock
Sunday 20th November 2016

The Exchange, Bristol
Monday 21st November 2016

The Live Rooms, Chester
Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Fac251, Manchester
Wednesday 23rd November 2016

The Parish, Huddersfield
Thursday 24th November 2016
 
The Musician, Leicester
Friday 25th November 2016

Corporation, Sheffield
Saturday 26th November 2016

Cobblestones, Bridgewater
Sunday 27th November 2016

The Flapper, Birmingham
Tuesday 29th November 2016

Sanctuary Live, Basingstoke
Wednesday 30th November 2016

 The Dome, London
Thursday 1st December 2016

Planet Rockstock, Trecco Bay
Saturday 3rd December 2016

The Flying Dutchman, Lowestoft
Friday 9th December 2016

The Angel, Beccles
Friday 23rd December 2016

Brickmakers, Norwich
Friday 30th December 2016

The Cherry Tree, Dereham
Saturday 31st December 2016

Website Links

Bad Touch Facebook – http://bit.ly/2dCCS7d

Bad Touch Twitter – http://bit.ly/2doUDWi

Bad Touch Official website – http://www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/

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I grew up in a household full of rock music, studied journalism in college, and then became a scientist.Although my science career has served me well, music has always played a major role in my life. I grew up reading "Creem" magazine; I play several musical instruments as a "hobby";and it seems a camera has always been in my hand. Now, I am combining what I love the most--music and photography--serving as editor of Rock At Night. My motto: life is short...no regrets. Chyrisse
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