||Swamp master generals of the Reading scene MORASS OF MOLASSES create the kind of lumbering heavy blues riffs which induce involuntary head nodding and a deep stirring of the loins. Today the UK-based low tuned trio announced their signing to underground powerhouse label Wasted State Records, who will release the band’s sophomore album on June 7th 2019.
“I’m a huge fan of album from start to finish, it is not just a collection of songs but a sculpted, coherent piece of music.” Wasted State owner Toni Martone comments. “The album is a diverse journey, you can tell from the songwriting and production that a great deal of effort went into it and the band are pushing full steam ahead for the release. It’s going to sit perfectly with the rest of the label’s catalogue.”
MORASS OF MOLASSES awake from a brief slumber and emerge from the shadows to deliver their latest musical offering, The Ties That Bind. Taking on an altogether more earthly visage, this album is framed by themes of human connection. It delves into the deep-rooted interactions we share with each other and ourselves. The Dark Forest motif that runs throughout this collection is the manifestation of these themes and uses familiar archetypes to guide us on this journey.
Frontman Bones Huse says “We invested a fair amount of time trying to find the right Label to release this record. It was important we found someone who loved the record as much as we do, and understood what we were trying to achieve. That is why we are so pleased to be working with Wasted State Records”
Effortlessly establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with, the promising career of MORASS OF MOLASSES has already seen the band sharing stages with such luminaries of the scene as Crowbar, Orange Goblin, Ohhms, Vodun, Elephant Tree, Desert Storm, Vodun, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard and many more. Their first gutsy Jaegermeister stage performance at Bloodstock Festival helped propel them into a relentless schedule of touring. During which they released the self-funded debut EP So Flows Our Fate, which not only garnered a tidal wave of critical acclaim but also brought them into contact with Hevisike Records. The very label which released their debut album These Paths We Tread. Closely followed by another momentous performance to a packed Sophie Lancaster Stage at Bloodstock Festival. More recently they impressed crowds at Desertfest London and HRH Doom vs Stoner at the O2 Sheffield.
The original lineup of MORASS OF MOLASSES met back in 2013 at a gig in Reading. The band name was inspired by an article on Wired.com about the Boston Molasses Disaster, where a giant storage tank of Molasses exploded, sending a wall of thick sticky syrup through the streets of a Boston neighbourhood. The headline for the article was ‘Morass of Molasses Mucks Up Boston’.
When MORASS OF MOLASSES unleash their second album The Ties That Bind on June 7th with Wasted State Records, be prepared for a musical exploration. Heavy low-end walls of sound blended seamlessly with delicate introspective passages. In the lead up to the release, the band hits the road for the Goddess Shrine Tour, to allow audiences to catch a glimpse of the new material ahead of its release.
Goddess Shrine Tour:
05.04.19 – The Swamp, Reading
06.04.19 – The Black Heart, London
12.04.19 – Trash, Bradford
13.04.19 – Opium, Edinburgh
14.04.19 – West Street Live, Sheffield
15.04.19 – Rebellion, Manchester
16.04.19 – Lady Luck, Canterbury
24.05.19 – The Anvil, Bournemouth
25.05.19 – Firehouse, Southampton
26.05.19 – The Underground, Pymouth
31.05.19 – The White Horse, Tiverton
01.06.19 – Mothers Ruin, Bristol