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badtouch20.jpg (Coronavirus Update) The heavy hairy monster sound

(POSTPONED: New date tbc)

Norwich rock band Bad Touch trade in riffs the size of Donald Trump’s KFC bill and they’re coming to destroy The Cluny in April. (Legal note: not literally.)

There’s something pleasingly old school about Bad Touch. They know what they love and they know how to bang it out with all the force of a 747. And what they love is good-time hard rock that comes on like Led Zeppelin with their trousers on fire. The band released their debut album, ‘Half Way Home’, back in 2015 and fans soon got on board with their melodic and hard rocking tunes, which sounded as if they were built for the live arena. They would go on to win the prestigious Marshall Ultimate Band contest, and tour with the likes of Bonafide, The Quireboys and Tyketto. They also hit many of the big festivals with appearances at Download, Hard Rock Hell and Steelhouse. Further albums cemented their early promise (including 2018’s brilliant ‘Shake A Leg’) and they’re back with a new long-player this year as well as this tour where they will supported by the very feisty Piston. Brace yourself for thrills.

Bad Touch + Piston, Wednesday 15 April, The Cluny, Ouseburn, Newcastle, 7.30pm, £12. thecluny.com