hey’re loud, they’re proud and they’re about to start recording a debut album – but before they go into the studio Bad Touch are heading this way.

The Dereham-based heavy rock five-piece have been paying their dues since 2009 and it looks as if all their hard work is starting to pay off in spades.

They’ve been racking up festival appearances throughout the summer, including a memorable set at the famous Download Festival in June, which they secured as winners of the Marshall Amps Ultimate Band Competition.

They’ve also featured at Hard Rock Hell VIII in North Wales and were invited along for a Hard Rock Hell excursion to Ibiza on the back of their performance.

And their busy year has also included successful tours criss-crossing the country from London to Glasgow – one supporting Swedish rockers Bonafide followed by another set of dates backing up the Electric Boys.

You can see what all the fuss is about this weekend at Melbourn Rock Club, based at the Eternit Sports & Social Club in Whaddon Road, Meldreth.

According to one reviewer: “Bad Touch’s music tears through your rib cage, rips your heart out, and stamps rock and roll on it in permanent ink, so that even after you’ve left, you can’t rid yourself of their infectious songs.” Which is nice... You can find out more at www.badtouchrocks.co.uk.

They’re headlining the bill on Saturday night with Kaine and Dirty Little Rebel also on the card.

Tickets are £7 and you’ll be able to get yours on the night – doors open at 7.30pm and the first band is due on stage at 8.45pm.