Formed in 2008 , WIDOWS play music you can raise a beer and swing a fist to, and they do it hard, fast, and loud!
Influenced by the likes of Down, Kyuss, and Clutch they've been gathering pace and adding weight to their live sets with new songs and an ever more solid wall of s...ound since the release of their debut EP 'Raise the Monolith' in 2010.
As they prepared to record and release their debut full length album DEATH VALLEY DUCHESS on April 27th 2012, the band spent two years writing and honing their sound whilst refining the concept behind the album and looking for the right studio and people to record with.
The album was recorded a year after a 'stoner rock pilgrimmage' by members James (guitars) and Adam (vocals) to the Californian desert in a bid for inspiration for both the music and album artwork.
Recording took place at MOOT GROUP STUDIOS in NOTTINGHAM with Jonny Carter (Pitchshifter) and Paul Yeadon (Bivouac) who have recorded such folks as Send More Paramedics, Sanzen, and Bring Me The Horizon.
Widows are also very pleased to announce they have recently joined forces with Quite Great Music PR who will be taking care of the press campaign for DEATH VALLEY DUCHESS.
The album has been promoted since day 1 of the recording back in June 2011 with a studio blog, numerous gigs up and down the UK including a tour in Nov 2011, music video, a slot at the hotly anticipated inaugural Desert Fest London, and a whole bunch of killer shows stretching into the summer!
All this means WIDOWS are set to play your town, drink all your beer, steal your girlfriend and take over your stereo. Watch the fuck out!