Wille and the Bandits // When the World Stood Still // Album Review

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Fifth times a charm for Wille & The Bandits as their latest album drops Friday, Jan 28th and they have raised their game to bring yet another banger of an album to their devoted fanbase. When The World Stood Still was recorded at the infamous Sawmills Studio and engineered and mixed by the legendary John Cornfield, that leaves a mark on this seminal album.

 The album kicks off with a track to make you think, a rock-infused rap & soul number with a gritty edge. Wille and the bandits always bring a fresh perspective to their recordings, and this is no exception, the album is packed with down to earth gritty, ethereal quality that just screams great Brit rock. Ambient earworm’s that will embed themselves deep inside your head and have you grooving throughout your day. The album showcases the guy’s versatility and musicality with a wide range of highly addictive thumping tunes taking you on a sonic rollercoaster ride.

A band that has earned a hefty reputation on the live scene translates to the studio very well and will no doubt build on their established fanbase with this quality recording. The guys have clearly put their heart and soul into their time in the studio pushing themselves to their limits and have been rewarded in spades.

When The World Stood Still arrives on January 28th and it is well worth your hard-earned money.

 

Caught In The Middle (3.57) I’m Alive (6.22)
Without You (8.33)
Good Stuff (4.56)

In This Together (3.42)
Will We Ever (4.25)
When The World Stood Still (5.08) Move To Fast (6.05)
Broken Words (3.34)
Daylight (3.52)
Refuge (4.39)
Solid Ground (7.55)

LINE-UP

Wille Edwards – Lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, dobro, electric lap steel Harry Mackaill – Backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer

Matthew Gallagher – Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, piano, Mellotron, guitar, backing vocals Tom Gilkes – Drums and percussion

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Recorded at Sawmills Studio


Engineered and Mixed by John Cornfield
Produced by Wille & The Bandits and John Cornfield
All songs written by Edwards, Mackaill, Gallagher, Gilkes Mastered by Lewis Hopkin at Star Delta Mastering

 

 

“WHEN THE WORLD STOOD STILL”
NEW ALBUM RELEASED 28 JANUARY 2022
MARCH/APRIL 2022 UK TOUR
TICKETS – www.willeandthebandits.com
ON TOUR WITH SAMANTHA FISH IN OCTOBER 2022
TICKETS: www.alttickets.com/samantha-fish-tickets 
WILLE & THE BANDITS
MARCH & APRIL 2022 UK TOUR
Palladium, Bideford

Friday 4 March 2022

Old Bakery, Truro
Saturday 5 March 2022

Phoenix, Exeter
Sunday 6 March 2022

The Musician, Leicester
Wednesday 9 March 2022

The Flowerpot, Derby
Thursday 10 March 2022

The Bullingdon, Oxford
Friday 11 March 2022

Philharmonic, Liverpool
Saturday 12 March 2022

Continental, Preston
Wednesday 16 March 2022


Bodega, Nottingham
Thursday 17 March 2022

Hug & Pint, Glasgow
Friday 18 March 2022

The Cluny, Newcastle
Saturday 19 March 2022

Elsewhere, Margate
Wednesday 23 March 2022

Junction, Cambridge
Thursday 24 March 2022

The 100 Club, London
Friday 25 March 2022

Thekla, Bristol
Saturday 26 March 2022


Guildhall, Gloucester

Wednesday 30 March 2022

The Greystones, Sheffield
Thursday 31 March 2022

Town Hall, Selby
Friday 1 April 2022

The Tivoli, Buckley
Saturday 2 April 2022

The Star, Guildford
Wednesday 6 April 2022

The Robin, Bilston

Thursday 7 April 2022

Arts Centre, Bridgwater
Friday 8 April 2022Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
Saturday 9 April 2022

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Nightrain, Bradford
Thursday 21 April 2022*The Tivoli, Wimborne
Friday 22 April 2022*

Ropetackle, Brighton
Saturday 23 April 2022

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SAMANTHA FISH OCTOBER 2022
SPECIAL GUESTS: WILLE & THE BANDITS
O2 Academy2 Oxford
Saturday 15 October 2022 Academy 2, Manchester

Sunday 16 October 2022 Chalk, Brighton

Tuesday 18 October 2022 Queens Hall, Edinburgh

Wednesday 19 October 2022 KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton

Thursday 20 October 2022 St Luke’s, Glasgow

Friday 21 October 2022 The Brook, Southampton

Saturday 22 October 2022 Rock City, Nottingham

Sunday 23 October 2022 Tramshed, Cardiff

Monday 24 October 2022 Wylam Brewery, Newcastle

Tuesday 25 October 2022 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Wednesday 26 October 2022 Komedia, Bath

Thursday 27 October 2022

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