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.
Rival Sons' left turns were worth the pain
Download 2014: Guitarist can't believe 10-out-of-10 reviews for latest album Great Western Valkyrie
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 10/10 from Classic Rock feels fantastic."
Great Western Valkyrie was released this week.