Cover Courtesy of Alternative Press
NASHVILLE, TN (August, 16 2021) – Alternative Press Magazine amplifies chart-topping Rockers BADFLOWER as cover stars in the August issue. The coveted title teases a snippet of lead singer/songwriter Josh Katz’s interview with Joe Smith-Engelhardt, comparing the process of creating their upcoming sophomore album, THIS IS HOW THE WORLD ENDS (out 9/24 via Big Machine/ John Varvatos Records), with making their critically acclaimed debut album OK, I’M SICK. Katz explains “If something wasn’t perfect but we felt that we were all smiling or crying or excited or whatever, let’s not mess with that. Let’s leave it exactly as it is, but we couldn’t do that on the first album, though. I think we were just a bit too insecure. There’s something that came with having some success from the first album that made us feel this new level of confidence to do stuff like that.”
Read more about the forthcoming feature here: https://www.altpress.com/features/badflower-blackbear-issue-397-cover/.
Diving straight in with their signature core-rattling tones, Badflower recently released “Don’t Hate Me.” The lead track hinges on a push-and-pull between palm-muted guitar and a chantable chorus that culminates on a breakdown where Katz’s inner dialogue screams out before final strains of piano taper off. Listen here: https://badflower.lnk.to/donthatemePR and watch the music video: https://badflower.lnk.to/donthatemevideoPR.
Beauty blooms from discomfort. The second we squirm at the utterance of a lyric or the echo of a guitar chord is the moment we learn about our limits and, perhaps, make a change in our lives. Badflower isn’t afraid of making anybody uncomfortable. The Nashville-based band comprised of Katz, Joey Morrow [lead guitar, backing vocals], Alex Espiritu [bass], and Anthony Sonetti [drums] siphon stress, sleeplessness, sex, sadness, mania, pain, and truth into revelatory alternative anthems. Katz’s quivering confessions seep into climactic distortion and, like any good rush, you need more.
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 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 addition to headlining tours, Badflower has also shared bills with the likes of Cage the Elephant, Ghost, Nothing More, Shinedown, Soundgarden, and more. Thus far, they have garnered over 280 million streams. For more information and tour updates visit Badflowermusic.com.