Berlin-based classic rock specialists WEDGE have recently announced the release of their third studio album, Like No Tomorrow, on Heavy Psych Sounds. To follow with roaring first single, ‘Computer’, the trio reveals a second single with ‘Across The Water’.
“Although the new album is packed with straight-forward rock songs like our first single ‘Computer’, there are also a few somewhat mellower tunes with a psychedelic touch. ‘Across The Water’ is one of them. An electric piano played through a rotating Leslie cabinet, harmonized vocals, tremolo and fuzzy tape-delayed backwards guitars are building the dreamy soundscape of this song.” says the band. “Originally dealing with the European Refugee Crisis, ‘Across The Water’ tells the story of people crossing over to Europe on a boat, in a naive way a father would talk to his child, preparing it for a rough journey. In a broader, more metaphorical sense, it is the description of a trip or a daydream, which outlines the feeling of leaving things behind, crossing one’s personal borders and looking towards new horizons.”
Stream new single ‘Across The Water’ HERE
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. Lyrically, the songs 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, the band wants to convey a positive message: “When it feels like there might be no tomorrow, just love and live Like No Tomorrow.”.
WEDGE New album Like No Tomorrow
Out January 15th on Heavy Psych Sounds
Preorder at THIS LOCATION
WEDGE was born into the spotlight in Berlin in 2014, founded by guitarist/singer Kiryk Drewinski (ex-Liquid Visions & ex-The Magnificent Brotherhood), drummer Holger “The Holg” Grosser & bassist/organist Dave Götz. The power trio describes their unique sound as driving a wedge between many different musical genres like hard rock, garage, progressive rock, psychedelia, stoner rock and all good kinds of vintage flavored long hair music. This magic mixture allowed the band to establish a wide-ranging and steadily growing fan base all across the planet. Playing hundreds of ecstatic gigs in numerous European countries and beyond the group earned their reputation as a fantastic live act. Famous festivals like Bukta Open Air, Desert Fest, Stoned from the Underground, Duna Jam, Burg Herzberg Festival etc. and support gigs for Fu Manchu (US), Blues Pills (SE), Kadavar (DE), Orchid (US), Simo (US), to name but a few, are noted in the group’s live diary.
Aside from being constantly on the road WEDGE released two studio albums on the Heavy Psych Sounds label: the self titled debut and Killing Tongue (2018). Their third and new album, Like No Tomorrow, makes for an unholy trinity of WEDGE records in the Heavy Psych Sounds back catalogue. The Berlin power trio drives their musical inspirations across various genres: garage rock turns progressive while psychedelic guitar lines are tripping over hard rocking riffs. Does this work together? Hell yes!
Kiryk – Vocals/Guitars/Harmonica
The Holg – Drums/Percussion
David – Bass/Organ/Electric Piano/Mellotron