THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE *VENUE CHANGE*+ TURNING BLACK LIKE LIZARDS
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been moved from Mama Roux’s to The Castle And Falcon, 402 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AT. Original tickets remain valid. This show will now be ages 18+
The Urban Voodoo Machine’s music would sound like a great night out in a dangerous part of town. From the get-go, The UVM fused junkyard blues and stinging rockabilly with mariachi horns, fiddles, sinister cabaret and punk rock tangos. “I wanted to play rock’n'roll music with a different instrumentation,” says Angel, “taking inspiration from everything from delta blues, latin and gypsy music without losing the spirit and attitude of punk.” His lyrics – part Lemmy, part Bob Dylan – made other (more acclaimed) songwriters sound totally boring.
“We’re not Americana and were definitely not ‘retro’,” says Angel. “I write songs about living in London right now. Although having a shit time, no money, heartbreak, mental illness, addiction and suppression from the big guy is kinda universal and timeless, I guess…”
Watch the video for ‘Rather You Shot Me Down’ below:
Plus support from TURNING BLACK LIKE LIZARDS
Turning Black Like Lizards are a neo- psychedelic, post-punk, shoegazing and dream-pop band from the Black Country, whose mesmerising and shadowy sounds, tilts towards goth macabre whilst staying true to their new wave roots. With Andy Black on vocals/guitars, J on guitars, Joe on bass and Paul Sharp on drums/programming, Turning Black Like Lizards are purveyors of dark wave music, that thrills, chills and throbs through its scattered farfisa, poetic and delphic delivery. A hybrid of spacious instrumentals and tightly gripped suspense, the band resurrect all the archetypes of the 70/80s alternative music scene, whilst adding their own individual symphony of sounds.
Turning Black Like Lizards’ debut song ‘Turn the Screw’ was selected as Manc Review‘s ‘Single of the Week’. If Joy Divison, The Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine ever had a love-child, then it would probably turn out like ‘Turn the Screw’. ‘Always Staring at the Sun’ followed and zipped across the radio airwaves.
The band opened for post punk legends The Monochrome Set towards the end of 2016, and 2017 sees the band opening for Big Country and The Cravats.
Listen to ‘Always Staring At The Sun’ below: