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'Y Proffwyd Dwyll’ the second album from Welsh doom crew Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard was released earlier this year just 9 months after their debut ‘Noeth Ac Anoeth. Once again produced by Chris (Conan) Fielding, it was without doubt a whopping great slab of heaviness. Those who’ve investigated beyond the name, have already discovered that both the band and their music are deadly serious, and though MWWB may share sonic alliances with likes of Conan, Windhand and Yob, the many who tuned into their debut have discovered that MWWB don’t stick to the usual tropes, and are a unique proposition, with a sound all their own. The guitars are down-tuned to ‘Z,’ the guitar tone is tar thick and the riffs massive and full of hooks ... of course.
But with the soaring, angelic, multi textured vocals of Jessica Ball, MWWB have added an extra dimension to what’s considered doom. Not your normal melodramatic dark chanteuse here pilgrims, more like MWWB’s secret weapon, a vein of crystal in the rock. In fact it’s a combination, which sounds both startling and often beautiful. Like if Liz Fraser had fronted Kyuss or Sleep ... though that’s too simplistic a comparison.
Now the band are set to tour the UK in February 2017 with fellow expansive doom enthusiasts OHHMS.
Thursday, 9th February Club Ifor Bach - Cardiff*
Saturday, 11th February, The Phoenix - Coventry
Sunday,12th February, The Sanctuary - Basingstoke
Monday, 13th February, The Cellar - Oxford
Tuesday, 14th February, The Northumberland Arms - Newcastle*
Wednesday, 15th February, The Stag & Hounds - Bristol
Thursday, 16th February, The Anvil - Bournemouth
Friday, 17th February, The Scene Club - Swansea
Saturday, 18th February, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar - Brighton
*Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard only
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