The Urban Voodoo Machine - In Black ‘N’ Red
Released May 02, 2011 via Gypsy Hotel | Rating: 5/5 | By Tom Williams
If you’ve yet to bear witness or lend your ear to the sleazy, whiskey stinkin’, London phenomenon known as the Urban Voodoo Machine then 2011 is the perfect time to descend into the madness. Part Tom Waits, part Gogol Bordello and part demented cabaret, 'In Black ‘N’ Red' marks the collective’s anticipated sophomore. Marrying a cavalcade of genres including mariachi, gypsy punk and the band’s tested brand of sideshow rock ‘n’ roll, the record is as equally rampant and diverse as their debut, with notable tracks including the shanty style ‘S.O.S.’ and the opening slur-along ‘Go East’.