Rival Sons' left turns were worth the pain

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Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday believes the "left turns" they took during the making of fourth album Great Western Valkyrie were worth fighting back from – because they've received amazing reviews for their work.

The band, complete with recently-added bassist Dave Beste, arrived in the best possible frame of mind for today’s Download appearances after critical responses took them by surprise.

Holiday tells TeamRock Radio: “You make these records really fast. When we’re all done it’s really interesting, because you don’t really know what you’ve got there.

“We made a few lefts turns on this record. You don’t know how people are going to take it – but so far it’s been really well accepted. To get a 1010 from Classic Rock feels fantastic.”

Great Western Valkyrie was released this week.

Rival Sons interview