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THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE
Led by the darkly charismatic, Norwegian- born songwriter/frontman Paul-Ronney Angel, The Urban Voodoo Machine is asupremely talented collective of London- based musicians who have been bringing the spirit of the carnie to an ever-growing audience of dedicated fans these past few years.
The group play a colourful array of instruments including guitars, drums, fiddle, trumpet, banjo, washboard, upright bass, gong, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, saxophone, ukulele, sousaphone and even empty bottles and tie racks to build their own unique and infectious sound which they call Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll.
It is this sound that has seen the group invited to play at festivals throughout the UK and abroad including Glastonbury, Download, Sziget, Bestival, Hard Rock Calling and Latitude and led to support slots with The Pogues, The New York Dolls, Goran Bregovic and Paul McCartney.
the band veers into mariachi-influenced blues, whiskey- soaked country rags and punkabilly-style rave-ups. THE WASHINGTON POST
“The culture crossing sound has roots in the Pogues, the Clash and cabaret noveau”
￼￼Gypsy bluesmen release video for Goodnight My Dear single
￼The Urban Voodoo Machine have released a video for Goodnight My Dear, taken from the band’s Love, Drink & Death! album, the follow-up to 2011’s In Black ‘N’ Red.
Backed by a version of the Rolling Stones’ Factory Girl, Goodnight My Dear is described as “a bluesy piano ballad complete with funeral horns and marching drums”, and was inspired by the suicide of a friend of the band’s singer, Paul- Ronney Angel.
Earlier this year, a campaign was launched to raise money to help the family of guitarist Nick Marsh, who is currently battling aggressive throat and mouth cancer. He recently returned to hospital after catching an infection, but hopes to rejoin the band for the festival season.
Goodnight My Dear is released on May 25. Urban Voodoo Machine are currently on tour.
Efa Supertramp is a punk folk singer from Wales. She has been making a name for herself in the underground scene in the UK with her truthful attitude to life and politics. She sings in both English and her mother-tongue Welsh, a minority language.
Efa is young, energetic and original. Her songs are angry but uplifting. She hates money, power and greed but loves living life as free as she can. She has toured all over the UK and Europe, playing in protests, squats, street corners, living rooms, bars and festivals, and has supported punk legends such as The Damned, TV Smith (The Adverts), Viv Albertine (The Slits) and Attila The Stockbroker.
Efa has been playing gigs since the age of 15 when she started Welsh punk band The Stilletoes, who toured and released a pink vinyl single and album.
After touring Europe last year as a solo artist, experiencing grassroots and DIY projects, Efa was inspired to put on shows and start a label called ‘Afiach’ to release radical Welsh music.