Surfing guitars and tight grooves from Isle of Man’s Voodoo Bandits

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Voodoo Bandits return with an upbeat and highly energetic sound with their new single ‘Ride the Wave’.

The Isle of Man-based quartet blend indie rock and surf pop, where there is orange sheep, cats with no tails, and the biggest waterwheel in the world

‘Ride The Wave’ electrifies the Voodoo Bandits sound, going faster and larger. It’s an uplifting listen with upbeat and energetic sounds blending their influencing genres together to carve out their own vibrant, full of life sound. Big choruses, surfing guitars, and tight grooves developing into washy soundscapes.

“’Ride The Wave’ is about letting go of the troubles caused by others, and more importantly your individual problems to realise that sometimes we need to step back and enjoy ourselves for two and a half minutes,” says lead singer Ben Donaldson. “The song dynamically dips and dives, exploding into the chorus, whilst also stepping back for fuzzy modulated solos and washed over soundscapes.”

Voodoo Bandits released their debut single ‘Sink Below’ in March 2019, a fresh and catchy tune, using big dipping reverbs and tight overdriven riffs with an indie surf soundscape to end on. They plan to release a number of singles through-out 2019 and onwards as well as touring throughout the UK mainland to spread their fresh take on surfy guitar pop to everyone’s ears.

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