All Them Witches' New Album - 'Nothing As The Ideal' - Recorded in Studio Two

4th September 2020
Nashville rock band All Them Witches have today released their new album, Nothing as the Ideal, via New West Records. The eight song set was recorded in Studio Two and was produced and engineered by Mikey Allred (producer of their 2015 New West debut Dying Surfer Meets His Maker) and assisted by Abbey Road's Neil Dawes.
Nothing as the Ideal is the follow up to All Them Witches’ acclaimed 2018 ATW LP and last year’s standalone single 1X1. Unremittingly forward-looking, the new album is their most experimental work to date and their first full length album as a paired down trio, their smallest iteration as a band.

The first single off the album is Saturnine & Iron Jaw,, which switches through each of the band’s various genres, including blues-rock and heavy metal throughout its flowing parts.

All Them Witches - 'Saturnine & Iron Jaw'

The band boarded a flight to London on 27 February and spent nine days recording at Abbey Road. All Them Witches guitarist and songwriter Ben McLeod explained: “It was incredible. We have a studio south of Nashville, and it’s an amazing sounding space, but it just wasn’t the right time to record this record there. I decided that I wanted to do another album with Mikey Allred, who produced and engineered and mixed Dying Surfer Meets His Maker. We started writing more in January and February, and Mikey and I were talking one day and we both just came up with the Abbey Road idea. Robby and [bassist Michael] Parks were totally on board, and something like later that afternoon, we booked our dates.”

“I walked in and it was like one of those out of body experiences. Robby got there like an hour before I did and he looked at me and was like, 'Dude, I almost cried three times.’ It’s a huge room, and the vibe isn’t in the vintage microphones that the Beatles used, it’s not in any of the gear, the old compressors and all that stuff…you go there because the room sounds good. For me, that was the icing on the cake. This studio actually just sounds amazing."
Nothing as the Ideal is available as a physical copy in addition to digital release.