Yes, we all know that 2020 has been one of the shittest years in modern history, so rather than dwell on the negative, the time feels right for The Shaman to introduce the kaleidoscopic world of Wedge, and the power trios good time rock ‘n’ roll boogie, to bring some positive vibes back into our miserable lives.
With the release of their new album, Like No Tomorrow, ready to be propelled into the stratosphere on 15th January by the good folks over at Heavy Psych Sounds, today we can bring you the second cut from this eight tracker, Playing A Role, a four and a half minute homage to all that’s great of 70s heavy rock, but with an added Teardrop Explodes post-punk swagger.
You now know the drill, click play below, and to get your hands on one of the glorious vinyl pressings, head over to the Heavy Psych Sounds webstore where pre-orders are now available.
More On Wedge & ‘Like No Tomorrow’
Wedge‘s new release Like No Tomorrow makes for an unholy trinity of Wedge albums in the Heavy Psych Sounds Records back catalogue. The Berlin-based power trio once more is driving their musical Wedge in between many different genres: Garage rock turns progressive while psychedelic guitar lines are tripping over hard rocking riffs.
Does this work together? Hell yes! For fans of Deep Purple, MC5, Led Zeppelin or Humble Pie this album is a sure shot. You like fuzz guitars? Hammond organ and vocals trough a swirling Leslie cabinet? More cowbell? You got it. But unlike our beloved rock records from around 1971, which we’ve heard a hundred times before Like No Tomorrow has one huge advantage: It’s brand new and the 8 tracks, ranging from 3:00 to 9:00 minutes, deliver a fresh, unspent and unmistakably unique taste to the rock’n’roll menu.
In the tradition of bands like The Raconteurs, The Hellacopters, Graveyard or Wolfmother, Wedge are building on that vintage vibe we all know and love but evolve their very own thing and are able to connect it directly to here and now. Also lyrically the tunes are picking up on our zeitgeist, dealing with topics like digitalisation, mass migration and current social issues among others.
So it’s no coincidence that the record’s title is a direct hint at our crazy times, in which it feels like the end of the world might be lurking just around the very next corner. But rather than being pessimistic about it, Wedge want to convey a positive message…
‘When it feels like there might be no tomorrow, just love and live Like No Tomorrow’.
Like No Tomorrow Tracklisting:
02. Playing A Role
03. Blood Red Wine
04. Across The Water
05. Queen Of The Night
07. At The Speed Of Life
Kiryk Drewinski – Vocals, Guitars & Harmonica
Holger ‘The Holg’ Grosser – Drums & Percussion
David Götz – Bass, Organ, Electric Piano & Mellotron