Another day, another fine local band for Damian
The Bad Flowers are a Rock and Roll trio hailing from Cannock. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing these boys three times in a live setting and picked up their last offering at one of the shows. They can really deliver so I was chuffed to be asked to review their latest four track EP.
“Can You Feel It?” kicks us off and what a great tune to start with. A real melodic rock anthem with the lyrics of the chorus “Can you feel my pain?” almost pleadingly shared. This is a real driving track with this powerhouse trio belting out the rhythms to support Tom’s rich vocals. We also get a cracker of a guitar riff midway.
A change of pace with the sleazy more bluesy “City Lights” but again we get quality musicianship with strong vocals and wonderful guitar outings.
“Big Country” is a track that was inspired by the bands recent jaunt into Europe. A reflective look at life on the road and indeed life in general with deep, dynamic and powerful grooves pushing us along.
“Run, Run, Run” is the final offering and it’s a pulsating, burning vibe with emotive lyrics revealing the narrator’s life choices and how they affect him. We get a splendid guitar interlude alongside some thumping drums and grinding bass.
This is a marvellous follow up to the boys’ previous EP. The songs are full of intelligent lyrics and some of the finest musicianship that’s on offer today.
I have seen these guys a number of times and they can deliver live. They have honed their craft the hard way and have been happy to gain experience by supporting a number of varied bands over the last twelve months.
I would really like to think that this EP will push them on to a bigger and better following nationwide.
This is a brilliant release from one of our most underrated Midland Rock bands.