Voodoo Johnson - Into the Red EP

I came across Voodoo Johnson through classic rock magazine; they have the song Bad Habit on the cover CD 'Ones To watch Out For 2010'.

This EP actually came out early last year but somehow slipped under my radar, but I'm so damn happy that I got to hear it even if I'm a little late to jump on the train lol!

Simply put Voodoo Johnson are brilliant. They deliver a contemporary classic rock sound somewhere akin to Aerosmith, Led Zepplin and Whitesnake with a little Queens of the Stone Age thrown in there.

The songs are excellent written and performed, and Kev Bayliss is a natural born rock star, his voice is great!

Rockers like The 'Longest Day Ever Wasted' and 'Bad Habit' are pure rockers, whilst 'Seven Years' has a real epic feel to it, with its acoustic opening, bursting into a real rocking grinding riff and an acoustic mid section that just screams class!
'Another White Lie' is a very socially conscious song and a slow moody rocker (Voodoo Johnson have something to say!) and closing track 'Inhale' is another great rocker!

Together for just four years, and having already worked with producer Gavin Monaghan (Kings of Leon, Editors, Ryan Adams) on previous projects, Voodoo Johnson are now putting the final touches on their brand new album with producer Romesh Dodangoda (Bullet For My Valentine, Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral For A Friend) for release later this year.
The group have received continued support from the likes of Bruce Dickinson (BBC Radio 6 Rock Show) on national radio as well as Myspace's Alex Zane (Mars Planets Radio).

Lets hope 2010 really is their year; check them out they are amazing!!!

Rating 10/10

by Barry Gennard

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