(CADIZ- Bad Touch Records)
UK rockers, Bad Touch return with their highly anticipated sophomore release, 'Truth Be Told', bringing a classic rock sound that is raw edged with a musical vibe of The Black Crowes, The Rolling Stones with dashes of Skynyrd and The Allman Bros. Their music and their lyrics are honest and without pretence. The band is comprised of, Stevie Westwood on vocals, Rob Glendinning on lead guitar, Daniel ‘Seeks’ Seekings on guitar /vocals, Michael Bailey on bass and George Drewry on drums /vocals. As a unit, their chemistry is like white on rice. Lead singer Stevie Westwood encapsulates the classic rock lead singer aura to perfection, taking the image and idea back to its roots. The dual guitar interplay of Glendinning and Seekings is energizing and oozes attitude. While the band's solid foundation is kept in check by the rhythm section of Bailey and Drewry. The album kicks off with "One More Night" an bluesy rock song and you think you're in for another solid album. Then in comes "99 %" and you realize this album is a lot more than what you bargained for. A track along with "Made To Break"remixed for radio by the legendary Rolling Stones engineer and co-producer Chris Kimsey. To complete the knockout, the band serve up the next tracks, "Waiting For This", "Under My Skin" and "Heartbreaker Soulshaker". Other highlights include, "Outlaw",
"Healing Hand" and album closing "Mountain". Bad Touch are one of the few things still right in rock and roll, and it's never been more evident than on, 'Truth Be Told'. Very highly recommended.
- Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society