The Urban Voodoo Machine, Delaney Davidson and Graveyard Train combine forces20-03-2014
In the beginning of August The Urban Voodoo Machine ánd Delaney Davidson (with band) ánd Graveyard Train combine forces on two nights in respectively Haarlem (Patronaat) and Utrecht (Tivoli de Helling).
When seeing this line-up you immediately think of the London nights Paul-Ronney of The Urban Voodoo Machine organizes with the name Gipsy Hotel. Think of rock 'n roll, the Carnivale series, boudoir, voodoo, New Orleans, circus and a combination of bands such as The Clash, C.W. Stoneking, The Pogues, Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello. Just a few catchwords describing these concerts
THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE Thick globs of gipsy fly through the room, followed by some hard pieces of blues, some wet splashes of mariachi, dirty lumps of roots; all brought in a hefty rock 'n roll form. Lovely right? We say unprecendended feasting! Recently the London based group released a single with Wilko Johsnon and the third full lenght is to follow shortly. They are owners of the phrase "Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop 'n' Stroll" and this is describing it just fine.
DELANEY DAVIDSON This cult phenomenon is from New Zealand and has released three albums under his own name. The fourth follows this year with the title "Swin Down Low". He operates in the far outfield of pop music, where raw blues predominates. On that place where the cacti grow, the grass is withered and you find a rusted wreck of a Model T Ford next to a dead sycamore. This tour he bring the Mojomatics from Italy as a backing band.
GRAVEYARD TRAIN This Australian collective can be described as "horror country drunken bearden stumpy chain smashy madness". Their songs contain stories of werewolves, vampires, ghosts and other horrific shapes. This band discovers the darkness and ominous and pushes the borders of alt-country into the extreme. They are known for their live shows and infamous for their journey from swampy blues and through derailed psychedelica towards folky ballads.