BADFLOWER RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TEMPER EP TODAY
SELECTED AS APPLE MUSIC NEW ARTIST OF THE WEEK
SUPPORTING POP EVIL AND RED SUN RISING ON TOUR IN JANUARY
NEW YORK, NY (November 4, 2016) –Today, Los Angeles rock ‘n’ roll band Badflower unleash their major label debut EP, Temper [John Varvatos Records/Republic Records].
Get it HERE.
On the Temper EP Josh Katz noted, “There was a moment while making this EP that I feared people might not take it seriously. That it was too angry, too imperfect, too honest. We had to break all the rules of mainstream music to make this exactly the way we wanted to – in our garage, with only ourselves as the writers, engineers and producers. Then I had an epiphany ‘Sales are for the suits, art is for the artist, and f**k you if you don’t like it.”
The EP features five tracks including “Animal” and the fan favorite “Heroin.” Tapping into primal passion and animalistic energy, the quartet sink their teeth into rock ‘n’ roll tradition, while infusing their own singular spirit. Check out the full tracklisting below.
Listen to “Animal” HERE.
About the song and the Temper EP, legendary fashion designer and label founder John Varvatos exclaims, “These guys are the real deal. They write killer songs with amazing hooks. Badflower are everything that’s missing from rock music today.”
In addition, Apple Music has selected Badflower as their New Artist of the Week. The New Artist of the Week program features up-and-coming artists, editorially selected by Apple Music. Check it out Here.
Following up an explosive run supporting Billy Talent, the group will embark on its first tour of 2017 supporting rock mainstays Pop Evil and Red Sun Rising. It begins January 10 at Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY, hits major markets around the country, and concludes February 24 at The Fillmore Detroit in Detroit, MI. Tickets are on sale now.
Badflower’s ability to exorcise pure and palpable emotion is their calling card. It’s also a big reason why the group quietly became one of L.A.’s most buzzed-about rock ‘n’ roll bands. Since their emergence in 2014, the band—Josh Katz [vocals, guitar], Joe Morrow [lead guitar, backing vocals], Alex Espiritu [bass], and Anthony Sonetti [drums]—has shared stages with the likes of KONGOS and The Veronicas, earned acclaim from OC Weekly, Loudwire, and more, and achieved a two-week run at #1 on KROQ’s Locals Only Show with “Heroin.” During 2016, fashion icon John Varvatos personally signed the band to John Varvatos Records.
- “Drop Dead”
- “Let The Band Play”
- “White Noise”
1/10 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
1/11 Charlotte, NC The Underground
1/13 Orlando, FL House of Blues – Orlando
1/14 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
1/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
1/21 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
1/22 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
1/24 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
1/25 Dallas, TX House of Blues
1/27 Houston, TX House of Blues
1/28 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theater
1/29 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
1/31 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
2/1 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
2/3 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
2/4 Lincoln, NE The Bourbon Theatre
2/6 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
2/9 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
2/10 Chicago, IL House of Blues
2/11 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
2/12 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
2/14 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
2/16 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
2/18 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
2/19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
2/22 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
2/23 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids theatre
2/24 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
Check out Temper Here: