Today’s new music spotlight is on Voodoo and the Crypts.
Line-up: Matt Mitchell (vocals/guitar), Jordan Woolnough (guitar), Rob Davies (bass/vocals) and Sam Webb (drums)
About: With a sound that harks back to the baggy and psychedelic Britpop of the 1990s, Brighton’s Voodoo and the Crypts are a four-piece that relish in a sound both timely and timeless. Bringing to mind the likes of The Stone Roses and The Happy Mondays, as well as more contemporary acts such as Peace and Jagwar Ma, the quartet have been turning heads in their adopted home of Brighton since 2015 – and with their latest single, they look set to continue their ascent to the top.
What Hidden Herd say: Voodoo and the Crypts are like a time machine back to the baggy-tastic days of yore with triumphant psych-addled guitars, Haçienda rhythms and euphoric choruses – and their latest tune ‘She’s My Queen’ is yet another anthemic big-hitter primed for gargantuan rooms.
For fans of: The Stone Roses, Peace, Jagwar Ma
21 September – Blackmarket VIP Venue – Hastings, UK
22 September – The British Sound Project @ O2 Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, UK
2 October – Rosi’s – Berlin, Germany
11 October – The Horn – Saint Albans, UK
16 October – The Star Inn – Guildford, UK
1 November – Camden Assembly – London, UK
22 November – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – Brighton, UK
24 November – Jimmy’s – Manchester, UK
29 November – The Chameleon Arts Cafe – Nottingham, UK
Latest track: ‘She’s My Queen’