THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE are back with a new self-isolation video which they're launching exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
'Shattered Dreams' was originally on the group's 2016 album Hellbound Hymns album and the song has been remastered by Alex McGowan at Space Eko for this digital single release which also features a dub remix of their previous single 'Living In Fear' by DJ Scratchy, tour DJ for The Clash as well as resident wax-spinner for the band's club night Gypsy Hotel.
"Since our formation in 2003 this is the longest we have gone without doing a show, so we thought we’d jump on the bandwagon and make a self-isolation video," explains ringleader Paul-Ronney Angel. "Thing is, so many of them are so boring and look like Zoom meetings and if it’s one thing that The Urban Voodoo Machine don’t do, is boring! We thought we’d bring our kids into it and have some fun with it - it’s all in there from home-schooling, baking, gardening, to clips from our online shows and general lockdown lunacy! It’s very different from any other music video we have made, but the again these are very different times we live in! Anyway, I hope this video will put a smile on people's faces!"
The Urban Voodoo Machine has always been a large musical family and the video features, along with the main members of the London-based group, friends and collaborators from all over the world, from DJ Smutty Smiff in Iceland, to burlesque star Lalla Morte in Paris, their Holland-based members Tristan and Mark Gilligan and the last person P-R Angel played a live show with before lockdown, Headcat guitarist Danny B Harvey and his wife Annie Marie Lewis (niece of none other than Jerry Lee Lewis) from Austin, Texas!
The whole thing was edited by the band's main photographer Sin Bozkurt in Cyprus!
Paul-Ronney and his wife Ane Angel host a live-stream gig - Live From Lockdown London - every Saturday from 8pm BST at the UVM Facebook page. FREE to view, donations can be made via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Urban Voodoo Machine’s new album $nake Oi£ €ngine is due for release later in the year.