MUSIC REVIEW

Badflower rocks out with new songs

By Jordan Ryan Lester
For the Record
Posted 9/22/21

Badflower first came on my radar in 2019 with a stint of festival dates that led to me meeting them in Rockingham, North Carolina at DWP’s Epicenter festival. After interviewing them, I had a …

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MUSIC REVIEW

Badflower rocks out with new songs

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Badflower first came on my radar in 2019 with a stint of festival dates that led to me meeting them in Rockingham, North Carolina at DWP’s Epicenter festival. After interviewing them, I had a new appreciation for their music and as regular people, and eventually became completely engulfed in their catalog of music. Their first full-length record, “OK, I’m Sick” was a hit, with songs like “Ghost,” “Heroin,” and “The Jester” hitting rock radio heavily and making the rounds online.

Since then they have released a couple singles that both were pretty popular leading up to the announcement of their newest full-length album “This is How the World Ends.” Embarking on a tour for the album, they made their first stop in Charlotte, Tuesday, playing multiple songs that haven’t been released yet for the first time.

Starting off with already released songs from their new record, lead singer Josh Katz (who is coming down from a nasty case of laryngitis) told the audience that since the songs they were about to play weren’t out, they wouldn’t know if he was messing them up. He was being funny but I surely didn’t see any mess ups, as they completely rocked their full set. There were times where he would have to give his vocal chords a rest which led to awesome crowd moments and on-stage banter.

They were also sure to play some of their older music, too, so fans could hear the songs they already knew and loved. But what made the evening so special was the energy in the room. Everyone was ecstatic to be there, and it showed both on-stage and off.

Hearing unreleased music also gave fans a treat, being the first audience to hear some of the songs live.

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