Rival Sons' left turns were worth the pain


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