MY BABY to release new single 'Remedy II' on October 30th!
Added: (Thu Oct 01 2015)
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RELEASE DATE: 30th October, 2015
“My Baby serve up acid-fried country stompers that will haunt your dreams for weeks.”
“Holland’s tranced out, psychedelic soul and high energy mob”
Are you ready… for the remedy? It hasn’t taken long for Amsterdam based psychedelic/shamanic/folk/rock trio MY BABY’s swampy blues, roots and funk inflected sound to cast a formidable spell. Over the past 12 months, brother-sister-duo Joost (drums) and Cato van Dyke (vocals) plus faithful guitarist Daniel “daFreez” Johnston have had their mojo working overtime; in April, the threesome supported blues legend Seasick Steve, playing 14 major venues (including the legendary Hammersmith Apollo) throughout the UK and gaining many new fans along the way. They put in similarly transcendent appearances at Brighton’s The Great Escape and International Live Music Festival. They also played Glastonbury Festival and could be seen at Wilderness, Rhythms Of The World and Lodestar. They’ve been rightly celebrated by Q Mag, The Sunday Express, Classic Rock Blues Mag, Balcony TV, Artrocker and more. Their second single ‘Seeing Red’ received national airplay on BBC Radio 6, Radio 2 and at over 40 regional radio stations. Their Facebook likes total over 12000 while their YouTube views amount to more than 160000.
MY BABY’s new single ‘Remedy II’ is a newly re-recorded alternative version of the track originally found on their debut album Shamanaid. Its stomping, sultry groove evokes the likes of The Allman Brothers, Delaney & Bonnie, The Black Crowes, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Dungen and Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac. Bewitching vocalist Cato van Dyke weaves her beguiling incantations atop the song’s hypnotic rhythmic repetitions, answered by the cracking, howling guitar of Daniel “daFreez” Johnston. With this song, MY BABY demonstrate an uncanny ability to distill hallowed influences into a sound that is wholly, unmistakably, powerfully now. The band say, "We wrote Remedy together with our producer after listening to lots of African funk, Sahara desert blues and psychedelic trance. You can trace those influences. We do try to emulate much of that and set out to create a song that celebrates the healing power of music. It's a re-occurring theme across all cultures and is something that continues to inspire us. The idea behind the song also references, and is inspired by shamanism as shamans sing repetitive trance inducing melodies in rituals in order to heal the afflicted. A search for redemption after a troublesome past and having faced adversity in your life. An abusive situation. A lost or unanswered love. A remedy is found in a melody"
The cover art for the single is the work of Austrian urban artist and graffiti illustrator Nychos, who captures the essence of the band with his immediately striking and psychedelically charged piece. It’s evocative of Adult Swim animation and the horror comics of the 1950s, 60s and 70s but moreover it serves as the perfect representation of MY BABY’s aesthetic; mysterious, wild and seductive.
Gazing into the crystal ball, we can determine that MY BABY are scheduled to perform at the International Festival Forum in London on September 30th, and in October, embark on their first major headline tour in the UK after paying dues on smaller tours crossing the length and breadth of the British Isles.
Make no mistake, MY BABY’s voodoo is working. Take the remedy.
‘Remedy II’ will be released 30th October, 2015
MY BABY’s UK Tour dates:
27 Oct 2015 Komedia Brighton
28 Oct 2015 The Bodega Social Club Nottingham
29 Oct 2015 The Loft at Arts Club Liverpool
30 Oct 2015 King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Glasgow
31 Oct 2015 The Greystones Sheffield
01 Nov 2015 The Deaf Institute Manchester
02 Nov 2015 O2 Academy Newcastle Upon Tyne
04 Nov 2015 O2 Academy 3 Birmingham
05 Nov 2015 The Louisiana Bristol
06 Nov 2015 Oslo Hackney London
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