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Playing benefit event for Ukraine Feb. 4 in Venice, CA

Today Widows Gold shares their new single “Never Had You At All” from their forthcoming debut LP, Love Drops. The band will play a benefit event for the Kulbaba organization in Venice on Feb. 4 which will raise money for children in Ukraine.

“‘Never Had You at All’ manages to capture the spirit of Nick Lowe’s ‘Cruel to Be Kind’ while still feeling modern and unique. Madeline Star lyrically paints the agonizing push and pull of a vice – ‘You can take away my pain, but numb can seem just the same…’ The song is a dichotomy of melancholy themes and uplifting instrumentation pointing toward a light at the end of a tunnel.” -Widows Gold

The female-fronted quartet was formed in Costa Mesa, CA by husband/wife duo Ben Sauer [guitar] and Madeline Star [vocals], later joined by Ian Zamora [bass] and Carson Ford [drums]. The riveting rock outfit made an auspicious entrance onto the scene in May 2021 with their first single “Pretend” – receiving rotational radio play on Sirius XM from Mark Foster [Foster The People].

The group’s debut album Love Drops is set to release in January of 2023, preceded by a string of five singles. The first of which, “Inside,” released August 2, landing on a healthy number of Spotify playlists [including hitting top 3 on Hype Machine’s Most Posted Artists] and receiving rave reviews.


Feb. 4 – Venice, CA – Kulbaba Benefit For Ukraine (exact location revealed w/ Ticket purchase)
March 2 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer

Recent Press:
“Sonically, ‘I Can’t Help You’ features expressive guitar lines, irresistibly groove-inducing bass, and harmonic vocals that feel both nostalgic and new with each beat. With such a delightful blend of retro and modern sounds, Widows Gold has the potential to reach audiences both new and old with their explosive energy and passionate lyricism. The project’s debut album Love Drops is set to release in January, so be on the lookout for the rising stars of Widows Gold!” – The Luna Collective

“WIDOWS GOLD makes sharp indie-rock informed by post-punk, new wave and the garage-rock revival of the early 2000s.” – Kevin Bronson, BuzzBands.LA

“…the sound is wildly original… a cross generational sound, an amalgam of artists like Smashing Pumpkins, The Strokes, Courtney Barnett and The Chameleons.”
Robb Donker Curtius, American Pancake

Widows Gold
Love Drops

Release Date: Jan. 27, 2023

Track Listing:

1. The Start
2. Tell Me
3. Inside
4. Never Had You at All
5. My Time to Talk
6. I Can’t Help You
7. Little by Little
8. Holy Rollers