Introducing… The Bad Flowers 

Mark Varney

The Bad Flowers formed from the depths of the Black Country in 2014 comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist, Tom Leighton, bassist Dale Tonks and Karl Selickis on drums.

In the formative years of 2014/15 the Bad Flowers gained a reputation for their energetic live shows in local pubs, clubs and venues cutting their teeth with the local older and more experienced musicians and soaking up as much stagecraft as possible. During this productive time of wild abandon, The Bad Flowers released the “Vicious Lullabies” and “Killing Time” EP’s.

That same year was a breakthrough in terms of live shows. They opened for Canadian rockers The Sheepdogs in Birmingham, then onward to extensive tours up and down the UK to packed venues with Crobot, Jared James Nichols and Scorpion Child, plus an appearance at Hard Rock Hell Festival.

2017 has since seen The Bad Flowers continue their relentless live schedule by supporting the likes of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Toseland and Dan Baird and The Original Sin. The highly anticipated debut album, titled “Starting Gun” is set for release in early 2018. In addition, The Bad Flowers have just released their new single ‘Thunder Child’ (Friday 15th September 2017) along with an official music video.

You can watch the video here:

Glenn Sargeant

Feature Image Credit: Mark Varney

The Bad Flowers new single ‘Thunder Child’ is out now and available to download here:

You can read our full review of the new single here:

For more information visit the band’s official website:

The Bad Flowers will be touring the UK  this Autumn with a mixture of support slots for The Picturebooks and Skinny Molly as well as headline shows. 

The October 2017 UK Tour will stop at the following venues: 


The Bad Flowers

Thursday 5th October 2017 – (Supporting The Picturebooks) The Flapper, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Friday 6th October 2017 – (Supporting The Picturebooks) Satan’s Hollow, Manchester, United Kingdom

Saturday 7th October 2017 – (Headline Show) Lounge 41, Workington, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Sunday 8th October 2017 – (Headline Show) Mothers Ruin, Bristol, United Kingdom

Friday 13th October 2017 – (Supporting The Picturebooks) The Yardbirds, Grimsby, United Kingdom

Saturday 14th October 2017 – (Headline Show) The Pit, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

Sunday 15th October 2017 – (Supporting The Picturebooks) Corporation, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Monday 16th October 2017 – (Supporting The Picturebooks) The Lexington, London, United Kingdom

Tuesday 24th October 2017 – (Supporting Skinny Molly) The Bullingdon, Oxford, United Kingdom

Friday 24th November 2017 – The Soundhouse, Leicester, United Kingdom