In this special feature, Voodoo Vegas frontman Lawrence Case introduces several tracks from the album ‘Freak Show Candy Floss’. (First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 30 October 2016 as part of ‘New to GRTR!’)
Bournemouth-based Voodoo Vegas release their second album on 4 November via PHD.
According to frontman Lawrence Case the band’s constant touring in the past couple of years (and since the release of their 2013 album debut) has improved their musical and songwriting craft.
The new album - ‘Freak Show Candy Floss’ – features 10 tracks that rock hard but also challenge in the lyrical content. For example the acoustic ballad ‘Sleeping In The Rain’ tackles the emotional subject of homelessness. The album title reflects the band’s chosen lifestyle, the intensity of gigs (often only for a short space of time) and the “sweetness” of the music and gigs they play.
The album marks the band’s second collaboration with Guillermo “Will” Maya (The Answer) who also produced last year’s ‘Hypnotise’ EP, which featured the debut of their current line up.
In the first review of the album, GRTR!’s Mark Shaw commented “Taking a baseball bat to the oft-quoted “difficult second album” syndrome, Voodoo Vegas prove that it’s not that hard to forge a damn good follow-up if you’ve got real talent. On the basis that what critics want is “something the same but better”, Voodoo Vegas have produced a new album of revved-up rock which encapsulates their innate Britishness, honed by hard work touring the European festival circuits..”
On Sunday 30 October in the weekly ‘New to GRTR!’ sequence on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (21:00 GMT), Lawrence Case introduces several tracks from the album.
UK Tour dates
4th Nov – POOLE – Mr Kyps
5th Nov – ANDOVER – The Lights
10th Dec – BASINGSTOKE – Stage Live
10th March – HRH AOR
Josh Taerk’s latest Lockdown session was streamed on Sunday 25 October. More about Josh: http://getreadytorock.me.uk/blog/?s=%22Josh+Taerk%22
David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 27 September 2020.
UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 29 September 2020.
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Featured Albums w/c 26 October (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 HEARTWIND Strangers (Escape Music)
12:00-13:00 FATES WARNING Long Day, Good (Metal Blade)
14:00-16:00 PADRAIG JACK Making Sand (indie)
Power Plays w/c 26 October (Mon-Fri)
LYKANTROPI Axis Of Margaret (Despotz Records)
LIONS SHARE Aim Higher (indie)
ALL RUNS RED What Good Would That Do (indie)
TRIDENT WATERS Six Feet Under (indie)
HOLDING ABSENCE Beyond Belief (indie)
DORIS BRENDEL Other Side Of The World (Sky Rocket Records)
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