Tales of the Wicked West is MaidaVale’s debut album. The four-piece with influences ranging over decades have created a sound based in the late 60’s/early 70’s music scene. With a modern take on blues rock the band have captured many audiences with their heavy and psychedelic vibes. A rock solid rhythm section provides lots of space for the blues influenced guitar. Adding Matilda Roth’s powerful, charismatic vocals and the lyrical themes, political both on a personal level and world-devouring, makes Tales of the Wicked West an album that stands out from recordings made in this time and age.
Recording the album with Joona Hassinen, who has made it an art to record heavy and psychedelic bands in Studio Underjord, MaidaVale found their equal match to put the songs on tape. MaidaVale’s debut album contains 8 tracks that has developed through years of live performances and jamming by band members Linn Johannesson, Johanna Hansson, Sofia Ström and Matilda Roth. Mastering by Linus Andersson (Goat/Yuri Gagarin) and artwork by Dutch artist Maarten Donders, who has also made illustrations for bands such as Blues Pills and Graveyard.
You can watch the video for their excellent new single - (If You Want Smoke) Be The Fire
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Album: Tales Of The Wicked West
Label: The Sign Records
Release date: 5th of August 2016
1. (If You Want the Smoke) Be the Fire
2. Colour Blind
3. The Greatest Story Ever Told
5. Dirty War
6. Restless Wanderer
7. Standby Swing
8. Wish I'd Been Born at Sea
9. Find What You Love and Let it Kill You
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