Sweden’s MaidaVale take psychedelia and the primal, late 60s heavy blues that was the forerunner of heavy metal and turns them into something rare and raw, like and uncut diamond. Watch the video for Gold Mind to see what we mean!
A driving lead guitar and bassline, duel the most sublimely intense, Krautrock-inspired drumming you’ve heard for years, rhythmic and raging in their hypnotic aura.
And the vocals? Oh my! They’re like hearing some hitherto unknown lovechild of Siouxie Sioux and Ozzy Osbourne unleashing a full-frontal attack on your senses for the first time, down and dirty yet with a sense of imperial grandeur, overwhelming you with their range and power.