By Fiona Henderson
Glasgow has seen a surge in successful new talent over the past couple of years and that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. With a pool of ambitious and talented new artists popping up on the regular, we look into the success of young Glasgow band, Voodoos.
Voodoos started 2020 on a high following their supporting slot at a sold out SWG3 with The Dunts, before the untimely situation halted any scheduled gigs for the year. This however, didn’t stop the Glasgow band pushing forward with their plans to release new music. The band released their EP ‘What Was That Supposed To Mean?’ at the beginning of July and gave us a taste of their solidified sound and if like myself, you’ve been a fan since the bands beginning, you’ll have seen these guys go from strength to strength.
The debut single from the EP – ‘TV Set’ – gave us the summer vibes we had all been longing for during lockdown. Produced by Chris Marshall and Johnny Madden at the coveted 7West Studios, the driving beat and catchy riffs had us all interested. The band have definitely channelled their influences in these new songs, such as the Strokes and potentially Circa Waves (but it might just be me that hears that). Voodoos always do a great job at showcasing each player in the band. The first half of the song showcasing the lead and rhythm guitars then bringing in a super catchy bass riff accompanied by the drums in the second verse. Marshall and Madden have done a great job with the production and often work together with other local Glasgow bands.
Other songs on the EP such as ‘Young Punks’ and ‘Going South’ feature similar distorted guitars and fast passed drum rhythms for the quintessential Voodoos sound. I’m excited to keep following the journey these lads are on, in the meantime you can stream their EP now or delve into classics such as ‘Natalie and ‘Garden Ornaments’.