Updated: Mar 2
After forming in Los Angeles circa 2014, Badflower dropped two EPs before sending shockwaves throughout the genre with their full-length debut LoudWire hailed among the “50 Best Rock Albums of 2019.” OK, I’M SICK vaulted “The Jester,” “Heroin,” and “Ghost” to No. 1 at Rock Radio with the latter being certified GOLD by the RIAA and deemed iHeartRadio Music Awards Rock Song of the Year. Along the way, further acclaim followed from Nylon, Music Connection, Loudwire and Substream Magazine, plus national television performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden and Last Call with Carson Daly.
In 2021, Badflower released their chart-topping album This Is How The World Ends - a line from one of the most emotional tracks on the album, "Machine Gun." The album teeters between searing nostalgic introspection on the acoustic intro “Adolescent Love”. “Don’t Hate Me” hinges on a push-and-pull between palm-muted guitar and a chantable chorus. It culminates on a breakdown where Josh Katz's inner dialogue screams out before final strains of piano taper off. The ride comes to an end on the sardonically elegiac “My Funeral.” Soft strumming brushes up against visceral admissions such as “Imagine if I took my life, gave up on love, and died tonight?”, coated in a softly blissful delivery.
In 2022, Badflower spent their year on their headlining tour - This Is How The World Continues in the US and Europe, along with opening up for Awolnation. The band also released a live version of "Ghost" and a Blackbird Studios release of "Family." Now the band is returning to tour life once again in time for concert season - where they're stalking in a city near you. The band - consisting of Josh Katz, Joey Morrow, Alex Espiritu and Anthony Sonetti - produce high-energy levels through shocking vocals, vivacious riffs and thundering drums. As their live shows captivate crowds by engaging with fans through melodies, fans will continuously hang onto PCD (post-concert depression) for at least a few months.
We're happy to announce we'll be attending Badflower's show in St. Louis at Red Flag. Tickets are $30 and are still available to purchase here. Door time is at 6, with the show beginning at 7 with opening acts Des Rocs and Blood Red Shoes. Stay tuned for our full live coverage of the show.
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