Nottingham Stoner Punk Rock WIDOWS are on the road this Spring in support of their new record “Oh Deer God” [dates below]
The rock band, who are influenced by Kyuss, Clutch, Taken by the Tide and Iron Witch recently launched a behind the scenes video in the build up to “Oh Deer God” which can be seen at Pure Grain Audio…
Following on from their success after the 2012 record “Death Valley Duchess” Midlands stoner rock crew are back with an immense new album “Oh, Deer God” — their first with new bassist, Phil Emblin — and recorded at Skyhammer Studios in Cheshire.
Guitarist James Kidd said, “It’s been a long time since our last record so we’re excited to be back with something new! Oh Deer God is heavier and dirtier than a lot of our previous stuff and whilst the old Widows groove is still there, we’ve traded the desert worship for some more sludgy/doomy elements and it’s definitely a much darker affair. Recording at Skyhammer was a big tick on the bucket list as well, both Chris Fielding and new bassist Phil Emblin’s input really helped us move forward with our sound. We’re really proud of it.”
Founded in 2008, WIDOWS play bone crushing grooves with undeniable swagger, They released their debut EP, “Raise the Monolith” in 2010. Their live shows bolstered a reputation as an impressive live band as they chewed up venues and damaged people’s hearing across the UK.
Their next album, Death Valley Duchess”, was recorded after a desert rock pilgrimage by James and vocalist Adam Jolliffe to the Californian desert in a bid to inspire both the music and album artwork. It was released worldwide in 2012 followed by several tours across the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, and supported with playlisting on Kerrang! Radio and Propeller TV’s Metal Tuune and Tuune Rocks shows.
The band will be appearing at the following dates:
31/03 – Gorilla Studios, Hull (w/Regulus & Battalions)
08/04 – Rebellion Bar, Manchester (w/Alunah & Pig Witch)
14/04 – Rough Trade, Nottingham (Album Launch)
15/04 – Gorilla Studios, Hull (w/Mastiff, Sound of Orion & Sinners Sermon)