Track Of The Day: The Urban Voodoo Machine
If Gogol Bordello came from Dalston, and listened to The Pogues and Nick Cave, then they’d probably be The Urban Voodoo Machine. But then, that band already exist – and they provide our latest Track Of The Day. (To be more accurate it’s actually a Video Of The Day!) Come inside to find out more, and click here for previous Tracks Of The Day.
This East London amalgam of rockabilly, rock’n'roll, punk and underground Eastern European folk started in 2003, and the band quickly became favourites on the live circuit.
Led by Norwegian born Paul-Ronney Angel on vocals/harmonica/guitar/banjo, the rest of this swinging Machine features guitarist/vocalist Nick Marsh, violinist Barney Hollington, trumpeter Loyd Gomez De Ville, accordion player Slim and bassist (that’s upright bass) Reverend Gavin Smith. Then there’s Brother Jim Jones (he’s on maracas, harmonica and floor tom), Joe-Roni-Moe (melodica, washboard, repercussions and banjele), Jary (floor tom, cymbal, sticks) and Lucifire (tenor saxophone and vocals).
Debut album, Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop N’ Stroll, is available now on Gypsy Hotel Records. It was described in the pages of Classic Rock as ‘one of the best-realised debuts in years’. And if David Lynch ever looks for a house band to play the Blue Velvet bar he’s never opened, then this lot must be the prime contenders.
Download out the video for the song Always Out at: http://theurbanvoodoomachine.com/images/Web1.mov
For further info on the band, go to www.myspace.com/theurbanvoodoomachine