ALL THEM WITCHES
Following their news of a new record “Sleeping Through The War” which impacts on February 24th, All Them Witches will headline Whelans this October 2nd.
Tickets from €13 inclusive of booking fee, go on sale this Friday at 9am.
The 8-song, 46 minute set was produced by the Grammy Awarding winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and follows the band’s acclaimed Dying Surfer Meets His Maker released last year. The fundamental laws that govern Sleeping Through The War are the same that have made All Them Witches a cult favorite – big fuzz, deep grooves, cosmic vision — but years of jamming their way across the country and three European tours in 2016 alone have made their songcraft more dynamic, more responsive, and years of psychic interactions between band members has lead them into a headier sonic space. Their recent performance at the Voodoo Music Festival was met with rave reviews with Stereogum calling them a highlight of the weekend and SPIN stating “They are the real deal – psychedelic blues-rock warriors who pray at the altar of Black Sabbath, space out like Pink Floyd and shred away their bummers like Blue Cheer.”
The band’s sound on Sleeping Through The War has become so expansive, you can hear echoes of Dr. John’s Gris-Gris, the glacial expanses of Sigur Ros, the stoner sludge of Kyuss, and the meditative om of the East. “We wrote it in about six days,” says guitarist Ben McLeod. “Where in the past we would have just gone ahead and written and recorded in the studio, we were like nah we’re going to do it with Dave, let’s be prepared. It was real minimal, Dave didn’t want us to get too crazy.” He added, “We wanted a record you could crank. And we wanted girl backup singers.” It might seem like an odd detail — the appearance of the Nashville songstress’ Caitlin Rose, Erin Rae, and Tristen on backing vocals add a classic rock flourish, at odds with their own work, but it makes sense within the context of the songs and within the context of their career.
Pre-order “Sleeping Through The War” HERE
€13 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.