Sounds | All Them Witches, Slow City (cover)
ATW blijft trouw aan het origineel uit 2000, al plakken ze er nog eens een dikke drie minuten bij door wat effectjes toe te voegen en wat te rekken. Deze stonerjam van het Finse Pharao Overlord wordt daardoor nog net iets trippier, te weten dat het nummer reeds een best hypnotiserende beleving is. Voor wie graag vergelijkt, check de song ook even hieronder.
"There are certain songs that hit you at the right moment in life. Those songs can either help you through difficult times, super charge the good moments, or in my case open up new doors of creativity. When I first heard “Slow City” by Pharaoh Overlord I was just getting into Krautrock and really any music that focused on repetition. I remember the moment exactly... We were in our first touring van and I was baked out of my mind! My friend Edmond played it over the speakers and every minute change in the song sounded massive to me. At the same time it was almost as if I forgot the song was even playing, much less 9 minutes long. Ever since, I crave simplicity in music and try to write the most simple melodies and chord changes. Enjoy our take - Ben."
Versatile hard rock quartet from Nashville, Tennessee, All Them Witches, thrive on contrast. Now six records deep into a tenure that began in 2012, Ben McLeod (guitarist,) Charles Michael Parks, Jr. (bass/vocals,) Robby Staebler (drums,) and Allan Van Cleave (keys) are unremittingly forward-looking. There is a ferocious energy and rhythmic nuance to the band that delivers devastating guitar riffs in a raw blend of progressive, bluesy, neo-psychedelic rock.
All Them Witches’ most recent record »Nothing As The Ideal« was recorded in Abbey Road and released September 4, 2020 on New West Records. They continue to hone their unique meld of crafted songwriting and spacious grooves on the road with 30+ date tour this year with plays at Shakey Knees Festival and a sold-out Halloween show at Ryman Auditorium in their hometown, Nashville. All Them Witches have deep musical roots and grow a heavy, visceral sound, with sheer dexterity delivered in every song.