Bad Touch: Kiss The Sky - tunes designed to put a smile on your face

Bad Touch ain’t looking for nothing but a good time on fourth album Kiss The Sky

Bad Touch - Kiss The Sky
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Album number four, and Bad Touch have got this feel-good rock’n’roll thing down pat. 

With rousing choruses, big guitars and bags of energy, Kiss The Sky hits its stride right from opener Come A Little Closer, and proceeds to cruise down the proverbial sun-drenched highway with the top down without missing a beat.

The influences displayed up to now – Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, you name it, it’s here somewhere – and distilled into well-crafted tunes designed to simply put a smile on your face. 

Punchy, upbeat cuts include the title track, Before I Die, Strut and a buzzing cover of Kiki Dee’s I Got The Music In Me, while top honours go to atypical slow-building closer Something About Your Kiss and its killer guitar solo crescendo. They just make it all sound so easy.

Essi Berelian

Whether it’s magazines, books or online, Essi has been writing about rock ’n’ metal for around thirty years. He has been reviews editor for Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, rock reviews editor for lads mag Front and worked for Kerrang!. He has also written the Rough Guide to Heavy Metal and contributed to the Rough Guide to Rock and Rough Guide Book of Playlists, and the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (13th edition). Most fun interview? Tenacious D – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – for The Pick of Destiny movie book. An avid record/CD/tape collector, he’s amassed more music than he could ever possibly listen to, which annoys his wife no end.