Hedvig Mollestad Trio
All Of Them Witches
a thrilling new progressive wave of Norwegian avant rock/free metal energy - Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen is a guitar heroine for our times.
Born in the Norwegian town of Ålesund in the early 80s, she first picked up her mother’s nylon-strung acoustic guitar at the age of 10. As an exploratory teenager she dug deep into her father’s jazz and rock record collection & translated a biography of Jimi Hendrix for a school project. Then she was given an electric guitar & amplifier as a confirmation present & never looked back. But there’s nothing pious about her music. Her molten, overdriven guitar sound is forged in the same fiery furnace as Hendrix, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, then plunged into a steaming vat of free jazz in the Sonny Sharrock/Fred Frith mould.