Tales of the Wicked West is MaidaVale’s debut album. The four-piece with influences ranging over decades have created a sound based in the late 60’s/early 70’s music scene. With a modern take on blues rock the band have captured many audiences with their heavy and psychedelic vibes. A rock solid rhythm section provides lots of space for the blues influenced guitar. Adding Matilda Roth’s powerful, charismatic vocals and the lyrical themes, political both on a personal level and world-devouring, makes Tales of the Wicked West an album that stands out from recordings made in this time and age.
”‘Tales Of The Wicked West’ is a strong debut album showing great potential for MaidaVale. May they continue on to fulfil it.” - Iron Fist
”This is one of those albums I just can’t stop playing! It’s a protometal retro-rocker” - Doomed & Stoned
”I daresay that Tales Of The Wicked West has one of the strongest starts to an album this year” - Invicta Mag
” MaidaVale have created a record out of time. Drawing on different influences, it seems Sweden is the place to go for a retro vibe. Tales of the Wicked West, with its fuzzy old-school guitar tones, scratching at the listener’s ear, is a perfect example of overhauling an older sound and moulding it into something new and fresh.” - The Moshville Times