New single from Torrid (A Love Affair)
All The Bad Men is the 2nd single from the upcoming debut album from Torrid (A Love Affair) - Poems From Mars.
Available on Bandcamp before full release on 11th February... just in time for Valentines day!
All The Bad Men is a big heavy tune fuelled by a MASSIVE guitar sound, an almost tribal sounding rhythm section, and SJ Delangri's incredible lead vocals sitting right on top of the mix for that added personal touch!
Dog lovers may also appreciate the appearance of bass player Lorna's Guide Dog, Mac, at the beginning of the song.
Speaking about the track SJ says:
"This Deftones-infused track was originally inspired by experiences of toxic and polysemous relationships. However, as it blossomed it grew into a wider, more political anger and frustration towards the patriarchy, which is reflected in the upcoming video..."
And our friends at JJS News World Services wrote to say they loved the track, describing it as
"Equal parts grungy and melodic, with heavy riffs and fantastic vocals. Reminiscent of rock legends Heart."
The video for All The Bad Men has also just been released playfully representing some of the lyrical themes!
Poems From Mars
The upcoming debut album by Torrid (A Love Affair) features 11 huge rock anthems that blend grungey guitars and a hard hitting rhythm section with soulful lead vocals.
With Grunge and Stoner rock influences such as Queens Of The Stone Age, Deftones, and Alice In Chains, Poems From Mars features heavy, and hook filled songs that are punctuated with 3 part harmonies and packed full of emotive, semi-autobiographical themes.
The album will be available to pre-order on CD and/or Digital Download on Bandcamp from 4th February, before it's official release on 25th Feb. The band will be playing 2 live shows to support the album launch on 19th Feb at The Birds Nest (London), and 20th Feb at The Prince Albert (Brighton).
Lyrically the album looks at the way people love, hate, and see themselves and others, covering topics such as personal relationships, bullying, and self-reflection.
The band came together following a chance meeting at a gig in 2019 became the catalyst lifelong Singer / Songwriter Sarah and guitarist Adam needed to start a post-grunge, prog rock influenced powerhouse of a band! Lead singer SJ Delangri recently told us:
"I was terrified and desperate to show someone my song ideas! Ads listened in his discerning way that makes me nervous every time, and immediately came up with riffs, harmonies and outros. It just felt meant to be! Once Lorna and Will joined us, the sound I'd had in my head became a glorious reality.
Being able to make meaningful songs that have this epic sound is honestly a dream come true! And with the support of Lights And Lines we can't wait to show the world what we do."
Check out Wilde Magazine's short interview with the band shortly after their Off The Record set in November below. And remember - the best way to get some Torrid (A Love Affair) into your life, as well as all of the other fantastic Lights And Lines releases in 2022 is to grab yourself a subscription to the label here.