We have a nice treat in store for you on EILE’s Sunday morning music section this week. From Placeville, Northern California, soulful rock’n’roll artist, MAWD, has just released a new track, Wandering Eye – an infectious blend of gritty guitars, soulful vocals, and hard-hitting melodies.
The great new single is paired with a fun 70s-style video, and is reminiscent of Janis Joplin, but with a fresh update. MAWD has been featured in such publications as LADYGUNN, Earmilk, LA Weekly, The Line of Best Fit, and Live Nation’s One’s To Watch.
MAWD is the moniker of Madeleine Mathews, a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, ukulele, bass, accordion & banjo) whose influences include The Head and the Heart, The Staves, First Aid Kit, Nancy Sinatra, Lord Huron, and the Alabama Shakes. MAWD’s sound is an eclectic mix of genres, including indie rock, folk, folk rock, retro rock, and blues rock. The soulful, textured timbre of Madeleine’s vocals is diverse, and ranges anywhere from a breathy sultry folk/blues vibe to a powerful Janis Joplin-esque/Karen-O belt. MAWD’s second EP is set for release in 2019.
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