The Well – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton – Monday 3rd February 2020

3rd February 2020
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The Hope & Ruin

Presented by: Acid Box Promotions.

Price: £8.80


Austin, tx trio The Well is among the heaviest heavy psych bands in existence. So when we say that there’s even more darkness and intensity to the band’s third album than previous efforts, take heed. it’s a deep sea diving bell of enveloping heaviness and longing. “this one is a little more personal,” says guitarist/vocalist ian graham. “2018 was a strange, dark year. a lot of change going on in my life, there was a lot of depression and coming out of it over the last year. i wanted to call this death and consolation, because in life that’s a constant.” while the well continue to walk an intriguing line between authentic early 70s doom/heavy psych and frayed weirdness of dark folk — especially with their haunting unison male/female vocals — the new album also adds the stark vibe of post-punk acts like joy division and early the cure. “i feel like this album is almost more gothic. we’re big fans of post-punk,” graham says. there’s also much less jamming, the songs are tight and concise. and, did we mention, heavy? the band tuned down a full step to c-standard tuning for this album, which gives the proceedings its monstrous sound.

“Their most intimate, darkly personal record yet… Taking them out of the doom corner and giving it a raw, post-punk feel. “Raven” sounds like a Satanic, down tuned Steppenwolf, and frankly we can’t get enough.” — Kerrang!