German heavy rock trio Wedge has unveiled the third single »Playing A Role« taken from their upcoming full-length album, »Like No Tomorrow«, set to release on January 15th, 2021 via Heavy Psych Sounds.
Says the band: “»Playing A Role« is our tribute to the great wild garage rock riffs of the 60s or the raw side of bands like The Kinks, The Sonics, MC5 etc. It’s also one of our catchiest tunes on the new album, one you can definitely party to. Of course we WEDGEd things up quite a bit, so there is a good amount of fuzz & a spacey/hypnotic middle section, which includes something we call the chicken part. Hear if you can spot it!
Lyrically, it’s about people hiding behind fake personas and plastic attitudes. We’re down-to-earth guys, so naturally we can’t stand pretentious folks. »Playing A Role« is our musical middle finger to all those hyped up characters.”
From Heavy Psych Sounds:
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 theirmusical Wedge in between many different genres: Garage rock turns progressive while psychedelicguitar lines are tripping over hard rocking riffs.
Does this work together? Hell yes! For fans of DeepPurple, MC5, Led Zeppelin or Humble Pie this album is a sure shot. You like fuzz guitars? Hammondorgan 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 hugeadvantage: It’s brand new and the 8 tracks, ranging from 3:00 to 9:00 minutes, deliver a fresh, unspentand 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 lovebut evolve their very own thing and are able to connect it directly to here and now.
Also lyrically thetunes are picking up on our zeitgeist, dealing with topics like digitalisation, mass migration and currentsocial 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 ratherthan being pessimistic about it, Wedge want to convey a positive message: “When it feels like theremight be no tomorrow, just love and live Like No Tomorrow.”
Kiryk – Vocals/Guitars/Harmonica
The Holg – Drums/Percussion
David – Bass/Organ/Electric Piano/Mellotron