Happy Album Release Day, Sons of Bill – Oh God Ma’am Is Out Now

Whenever you’re making a record, you’re really just chasing your goosebumps. You’re trying to find what feels like magic. That’s really your only guideline—to never distrust your goosebumps,” singer James Wilson told Wide Open Country the other day. Well Sons of Bill’s fantastically titled fifth album “Oh God Ma’am” certainly has that effect on us. It’s a killer record and we’re so excited to finally be able to share it with everyone. Here are some of the lovely things people have been saying about it:-

“Dynamic and literate… astral Southern rock in the grand tradition of Murmur” 8/10
UNCUT

“Reaching far beyond their Americana roots, Sons of Bill brew up a lush, literate sound with this year’s Oh God Ma’am, a wide-ranging album that mixes honesty, hooks and headiness in equal measure. ”
ROLLING STONE

“A soaring, contemplative brand of Americana that feels genuinely current even as it affectionately nods to the past”
CLASSIC ROCK

“At times nakedly exposed, at others complexly layered, introverted yet expansive, it marks a major stride forward in their musical journey”
FOLK RADIO

“expect faultlessly crafted and classically structured… a melding of approach roads that lifts Oh God Ma’am above the vast majority off efforts paddling about in similar waters. A considered but excellent record.” 8/10
GOD IS IN THE TV

“While they certainly hinted at spacey synth-fueled charges on previous efforts, they fully embrace the rich mood setter this time around. They push themselves into darker, unknown territory with earnest anthemic rushes and glowing harmonies while still maintaining a wrapped up intimacy. Most of the time, artists can only choose one aura or temper, yet Sons of Bill navigate a fine line that draws from both worlds.”
WIDE OPEN COUNTRY

“Full of lyrical introspection and drifting guitars. Lovely”
MOJO

“Sons of Bill have really hit paydirt with their latest long player which sees them moving beyond their Americana-rock template to embrace a sonically more expansive sound that isn’t afraid to move into Grandaddy territory and is all the better for it.”
THE CRACK

“Oh God Ma’am is an absolute stunner, a sweeping piece of ‘80s-tinged guitar rock that recalls the sounds of New Order, The War on Drugs, and R.E.M., while still being unmistakably Sons of Bill.”
BRIGHTEST YOUNG THINGS

“Oh God Ma’am’ sounds like a band testing themselves and above all, aiming big… a band coming to realise a new potential.” 8/10
WHISPERIN’ AND HOLLERIN’

“Sons of Bill are one of the best of their craft, it’ll be exciting to see what the future holds for the Wilson Brothers”
PLATTENTESTS.DE

“An intriguing and enjoyable change of direction for the Virginian brothers” 8/10
AMERICANA UK

“fine catchy songwriting with grand atmospheric pictures”
CLASSIC ROCK GERMANY

“Sentimental journeys in dark soul landscapes, inspired by The War On Drugs, The Decemberists or late Replacements”
ROLLING STONE GERMANY

“this gifted Virginia band spreading their wings a little and adopting a much more expansive sound which in some ways harks back to the best of eighties college rock. The finished product is eloquent, multi-textured and subtly memorable”
ORIGINAL ROCK

“Oh God Ma’am is a harshly beautiful album that slip slides seamlessly from track to track, taking the listener on a cerebral journey unlike anything else I’ve heard this year.”
ROCKING MAGPIE

“Imagine The Avett Brothers transforming into The Lotus Eaters circa 1983 via early Wilco and mainstream R.E.M…. Creamy harmonies, ephemeral guitar sound, flowing melodies, sleek production.”
THE AFTERWORD

“Oh God Ma’am finds this gifted Virginia band spreading their wings a little and adopting a much more expansive sound which in some ways harks back to the best of eighties college rock. The finished product is eloquent, multi-textured and subtly memorable… capturing brothers Sam, James and Abe Wilson at the peak of their performing powers.”
THE MESSENGER

“Oh God Ma’am is a cinematic daydream and anthemic glow all the while maintaining an unrivaled intimacy. It may be built on our deepest fears and worries, but it’s a composed and seamless stretch of songs that find the band coming into their own.”
WIDE OPEN COUNTRY