MAJOR LABEL DEBUT TEMPER EP
FOR JOHN VARVATOS RECORDS
& REPUBLIC RECORDS TO ARRIVE SOON
ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH BILLY TALENT
Los Angeles rock ‘n’ roll upstarts Badflower uncage their new single “Animal” at all digital retailers today through John Varvatos Records/Republic Records. Get it HERE.
With claws and teeth bared, the song stands out as a ferocious anthem sharpened by grunge-y guitars and a cathartic vocal wail. About the song, 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.”
The band adds, “‘Animal’ is about the perception of powerlessness, but not the reality of it. It’s the choice to be the masochist or the martyr. Sometimes, it’s better to feel suffering than nothing at all.”
“Animal” is just the first of five new tracks comprising the group’s major label debut Temper EP, arriving very soon. You can witness them live and on the prowl on tour with Billy Talent. The schedule and itinerary is included below.
Badflower are ready to reignite rock ‘n’ roll. Be on the lookout for more info on Temper.
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.
9/5 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
9/6 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
9/7 Milwaukee, WI Rave Bar
9/9 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
9/10 New York, NY Gramercy
9/11 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
9/13 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry @ The Fillmore
9/14 Washington, D.C. Rock + Roll Hotel
9/16 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
9/17 Kalamazoo, MI District Square
9/18 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Nickelback, Of Monsters and Men, Seth MacFarlane, Zendaya, among many others. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), John Varvatos Records (Zac Brown Band), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), Casablanca Records (Stromae, Tïesto), NBC's The Voice, XO (The Weeknd), School Boy Records (PSY, Sheppard), among others. In addition, Republic maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Label Group which is comprised of Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, The Eli Young Band) and Dot Records (Maddie + Tae).