RESPONSIBLE for hosting some of Glasgow’s most riotous nights, Baby Strange’s Club Sabbath has firmly established its reputation as a certified breeding ground for new talent. The monthly club night, held in the Priory on Sauchiehall Street, has helped to bring the likes of Catholic Action, Declan Welsh, Shredd and SWAY to the forefront of the Glasgow music scene in recent years; and the influx of exciting new artists to grace its stage shows no sign of slowing down.
One act who made a significant impact back in 2016 were local band Voodoos. Since their ferocious Club Sabbath debut early last year, the band have gone from strength to strength and have now recruited the help of Baby Strange frontman Johnny Madden to unleash their biggest single to date; a track we’re delighted to premiere here on TTV.
Displaying a remarkably sharp and accomplished sound for a band who have been together for little over a year, ‘Natalie’ is a foot-stomping rock & roller which comes armed with the kind of massive singalong chorus that demonstrates the outfit’s unbridled potential. Taking influence from indie bands such as The Strokes and Palma Violets, a formidable rhythm section gives the track a menacing edge under searing guitar lines and a commanding lead vocal.
Produced by Johnny Madden and Chris Marshall, lead singer Piero Marcuccilli spoke to TTV about what it was like to work with the pair of them on the track: “Working with Johnny and Marshall really helped us out with our song writing process. We used to try and do everything all at once without realising it sounded like a big mess rather than do the simple things like having bass and drums only during a verse with wee bits of guitar here and there.”
“Johnny helped us come up with ideas we would never have thought of without him like the breakdown section near the end of the song. I think the main thing we took from recording with him and Marshall was the fact that less can sometimes be more.”
The Baby Strange frontman added: “I booked Voodoos to play at my club night Club Sabbath last year and I’ve been watching them grow since. I can honestly say the chorus in Natalie is one of the catchiest I’ve heard all year. It’s very impressive to see such a young band hit out with a song this big. Go see them live, you won’t regret it.”
Voodoos will celebrate the release of ‘Natalie’ at the official single launch at Broadcast on 18th August. Support comes from Manchester band Kashmere, The Dunts & Pleasure Heads. Hosted by Control Social Club, tickets are available here.
Check out the track below: