Nottingham stoner mob Widows are set to hit the road this Spring in support of their new record Oh Deer God.
The band will be appearing at the following dates:
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)
The band recently launched a behind the scenes video in the build up to “Oh Deer God” which can be seen exclusively at Pure Grain Audio.
Following on from the rousing success of their 2012 record Death Valley Duchess, the Nottingham stoner rock crew are back with their flattening new album Oh, Deer God. Their first with new bassist, Phil Emblin, and recorded at Skyhammer Studios in Cheshire, the result is seven tracks of quality stoner rock.
Guitarist James Kidd had this to say about the record:
“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.”
Formed in 2008, Widows play music you can raise a beer and swing a fist to, and they do it hard, fast and loud. With bone crushing grooves and an undeniable swagger! Influenced by the likes of Down, Kyuss, and Clutch, Widows released their debut EP, Raise the Monolith, in 2010. The subsequent shows bolstered their 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.
All this next to a string of killer shows with Tombstones, Orange Goblin, and Valient Thorr. and festivals including Desert Fest 2012 (London), Waterfront Festival 2010/14 (Nottingham), Hockley Hustle 2014 (Nottingham), Riff Fest 2014 (Bolton) Macmillan Fest 2015 (Nottingham) and Mammothfest 2015 (Brighton).