THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE   IN BLACK 'N' RED  -  OUT 2ND MAY 2011 +  LIVE DATES - MAY 2011   With the release of their brand new album, In Black ?N? Red on 2nd May, coinciding their UK tour, The Urban Voodoo Machine looks set to conquer the country with their unique brand of sleaze-tinged, dark-edged, rockabilly-flavoured, gypsy blues and folk-punk ? or Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop'n'Stroll as the group like to call it! So far the UK tour takes in dates in London, Brighton, Belfast, Glasgow, Birmingham, York and Leamington Spa (confirmed dates listed below).   ?Using horns, violin, accordion, banjo and multiple percussionists, the band veers into mariachi-influenced blues, whiskey-soaked country rags and punkabilly-style rave-ups.? (The Washington Post)   From the gypsy skiffle bop of opener Go East to the boogie woogie attack of Cheers For The Tears (inspired by the true story of P-R Angel?s supposed death!) to the psycho-lover anthem, Rather You Shot Me Down to the stomping Balkan vibe of the album?s first single, Goodbye To Another Year, In Black ?N? Red is another riotous masterpiece from The Urban Voodoo Machine.   2011 looks to be the best year yet for the black-suited, red-shirted, London-based collective who recently received a nomination for the ?Best New Band? award by Classic Rock magazine. For In Black ?N? Red, The UVM once again hooked up with producer Alex McGowan in his Space Eko Studios in London ? as McGowan produced the band?s stunning debut, Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop ?n? Stroll it was an easy decision to make.   Led by the darkly charismatic, Norwegian-born Paul-Ronney Angel, The Urban Voodoo Machine is a supremely talented collective of London-based musicians who have been bringing the spirit of the carnie to an ever-growing audience of dedicated fans these past few years.   Of the new album Paul-Ronney Angel says:   ?There are some new sounds and instrumentation since the last album. I?ve dabbled in both bouzouki and mandolin and we?ve had people swinging by to play everything from tuba to cello. We always have a party onstage and our albums reflect that too: joining the party in the studio this time were, amongst others Sami Yaffa (Mad Juana/New York Dolls), Adrian Stout (The Tigerlilies), harmonica god, Son of Dave and, of course, founding member/former UVM drummer Jim Jones (The Jim Jones Revue).?    ?The U.V.M. rise above the mere cabaret, by simply being very, very good? (Q)    Although officially a 9-piece, The Urban Voodoo Machine?s live shows can sometimes feature up to 12 people on stage. The group play a colourful array of instruments including guitars, drums, fiddle, trumpet, banjo, washboard, upright bass, gong, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, saxophone, tuba, sousaphone and even empty bottles and tie racks to build their own unique and infectious sound. It is this sound that has seen the group invited to play at festivals throughout the UK and abroad including Glastonbury, Download, Hard Rock Calling and Latitude and led to support slots with The Pogues, The New York Dolls, Goran Bregović and Paul McCartney. Revered by London?s underground cabaret scene, The Urban Voodoo Machine started up the legendary, alternative, monthly club night, Gypsy Hotel in October 2006: the massively popular night is still going strong and a couple of times a year the group headlines and sells out this exciting and eclectic rock ?n? roll cabaret.   ??a hellacious swing that causes dames to sway and dudes  to drink!? (Big Cheese)   Anyone who has not yet discovered the arresting charms of The Urban Voodoo Machine is simply urged to do so now?? with the release of their second album, In Black ?N? Red there has never been a better time. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------TRACKLIST: 1. Go East 2. Cheers For The Tears 3. S.O.S. (Swim Or Sink) 4. Rather You Shot Me Down 5. High Jeopardy Thing 6. Run for Your Money 7. Lightning From A Blues Sky 8. Off To Rehab 9. Alone In The City 10. Good For You? 11. Heroin (Put My Brothers In The Ground) 12. Goodbye To Another Year   THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE   LIVE DATES ? MAY 2011 (confirmed, more TBA)    MAY   THU 05      BRIGHTON                  KOMEDIA FRI 06        BELFAST                    MANDELA HALL WED 11       GLASGOW                  CATHOUSE THU 12      BIRMINGHAM             HARE ?N? HOUNDS FRI 13        YORK                           DUCHESS SAT 14      LEAMINGTON SPA    ASSEMBLY ROOMS TUE 17      LONDON                      DINGWALLS   
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