This video for Gnome’s “Wenceslas” (2022) popped up thanks to some crazy YouTube algorithm and I’m so glad it did. This is 3′ 09″ of pure proggy stoner joy! And the video is hilarious—I can’t stop watching it.
I’m going to have to buy their album now, amn’t I!
Gnome packs a bigger punch than their name suggests, combining irresistible hooks and thundering guitars, drums and bass with adventurous twists, they brew their unique and ultimately satisfying potion of stoner, prog and hardrock.
After the success of 2018 debut ‘Father of Time’, which demonstrates their knack for stacking riffs like lego bricks, and having conquered stages across Europe with their shin-kicking live sets, the power trio from Antwerp, Belgium raise the bar with their majestic second outing ‘King’.
They sound bigger and heavier with more vocals (including special guest Oskar Logi from The Vintage Caravan) but never losing sight of the quest for the golden riff. ‘King’ was recorded with Frank Rotthier at Rockstar Recordings in between lockdowns in the fall of 2020 and will be released by POLDERRECORDS on digital, on CD and on vinyl on Friday 6 May 2022.
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