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Voodoo Radio - The Garage - Glasgow - Review by Reservoir Droogs
How often does a support act get a review of their own?
It's more often the case that they might, just might, get an honourable mention as an aside in a larger review that focuses on the headline act, but that isn't guaranteed. However Voodoo Radio are deserving of more than that.
They are the band that lends credence to the tired old argument that people really need to get to a gig early because you just never know who you will catch. It may just be your next favourite band.
And it is safe to say that they literally could very easily be your next favourite band.
All you have to do is give them the chance to worm their way into your heart by turning up early doors at a gig where they are supporting a more establised act, in this instance The Skids, or by attending one of their own.
The main attraction is that they are fun.
Remember that. Fun. Yeah, yeah, it sometimes feels like it is going out of fashion, but here they are with dollops of it.
It's very easy to feed off their enthusiasm, and while other acts bounce the needle between being very very serious or being a comedy act they are very neatly sidestepping that and just letting it settle on the exuberant centre ground.
While Jack and Meg delved into garage rock and the blues with their guitar and drum minimalistic combination with The White Stripes, Voodoo Radio are more about trashy glam tinged rock and roll with its roots in punk and episodes of top of the pops in the seventies. They are shangalanga revivalist doing the blitzkrieg bop. And we are all about that.
Total suckers for it. Wrap a bridge up in glitter, add lip gloss, maybe drape it in some fake fur and give it a nod is as good as a wink half joking leer and we will scream 'take our money' at you.
And we did actually put our money where our mouths are over at the very reasonably priced merch stand.
We didn't just selfishly do it for ourselves either, although sorting ourselves out first was our main intent, but we also picked up some singles to be passed on to Love Music too. That's how good we thought they were.
We are now rocknroll missionaries looking to spread the word to the uninitiated. Ask not what rocknroll can do for you, but what you can do for rocknroll.
Fingers crossed that they come back to see us in Scotland sooner rather than later as they are quite the tonic.
Scene Sussex - Concorde 2 Brighton - Gig Review
The Black Prince - Northampton - Reviewer: Mick Kelleher
“Next we get Voodoo Radio a father and daughter duo, Dad plays guitar and Daughter plays stand up drums and sings (and dances). Their set is full of songs that are catchier than a bag full of fishing hooks with memorable tunes and sing along bits and audiences participation. Going by the between song banter and song introductions these two could do stand up comedy, I mean they dedicated the song Pretty Boy to me (I'm not sure if they were taking the piss but it was a good job the stage lighting was red so nobody could see my blushing lol) I particularly liked their song Slag Bank (lyrics kind of reminded me of the film Rita, Sue and Bob too), She's so Toxic and the brilliant Turn out the light (about a one night stand). Definitely a band to watch.”
Loud Women - EP Review by Hex Poseur
"Stripped back and ferocious" Bursting with energy, humour, and irreverence, ‘Stupid Humans’ is the riotous new release from Cumbrian two-piece Voodoo Radio .
Eugene Butcher - Vive Le Rock
"LOVE THIS-LOVE Voodoo Radio Turn up their new single!"
Brighton and Hove News - Undercover Festival Review by Richie
"I am hugely impressed by this duo’s set, and judging by the queue for their album and merch afterwards, so are plenty of other people. I think we’ll be hearing more from Voodoo Radio before too long.”
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