|Fri 26 Feb 2016, 7:00pm|
“MY BABY serve up acid-fried country stompers that will haunt your dreams for weeks.”
“Psychedelic tapestries of sounds to drilled down beats, classic songwriting to a keen exploration of sound.”
Fresh from the success of their first major headline tour across the UK and Europe and appearances on major festivals such as Glastonbury, Wilderness and the German Reeperbahn. Amsterdam based psychedelic/shamanic/folk/rock trio MY BABY is ready for the next round. The trio will be heading to New Zealand, the home for guitarist Daniel “daFreez” Johnston and by now the band’s second home in support of their album ‘Shamanaid’. Expect their swampy blues, roots and funk inflected sound and be ready to what they call “a voodoo ceremony”.
My Baby have been rightly celebrated by Q Mag, Clash, COMPLEX, The Sunday Express, BBC Radio 6 and 2, Classic Rock Blues Mag, Balcony TV, Artrocker, Amazing Radio and more. Earlier this year brother-sister-duo Joost ‘Sheik’ (drums) and Cato van Dyck (vocals) plus faithful guitarist Daniel supported blues legend Seasick Steve, playing 14 major venues (including the legendary Hammersmith Apollo) throughout the UK and gaining many new fans along the way. They put in similarly transcendent appearances at Brighton’s The Great Escape and International Live Music Festival. They also played Glastonbury Festival and could be seen at Wilderness, Rhythms Of The World, Lodestar and many key festivals throughout Europe..
Hailed in by lead single ‘Uprising’, ‘Shamanaid’ is a psychedelic journey through space and time, traipsing folk, roots, native sounds and spirituals; a pagan gospel if you wil... Bewitching vocalist Cato van Dyke weaves her beguiling incantations atop hypnotic rhythmic repetitions, answered by the cracking, howling guitar of Daniel “daFreez” Johnston. With "Shamanaid", My Baby demonstrate an uncanny ability to distill hallowed influences into a sound that is wholly, unmistakably, powerfully now. Its stomping, sultry groove evokes the likes of The Allman Brothers, Delaney & Bonnie, The Black Crowes, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Dungen and Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac.
The tour is set to kick off end of January 2016.
New Zealand Tour Dates:
Saturday 30th January, Penguin Club, Oamaru
Tuesday 2nd February, Mussel Inn, Onekaka
Friday 5th, Golden Bear, Mapua
Saturday 6th February, Park Cafe, Marahau
Sunday 7th February, Dharma Shed, Blenheim
Thursday 11th February, Riverside Tavern, Whanganui
Saturday 13th February Yot Club, Raglan
Friday 19th February, Wine Cellar, Auckland
Saturday 20th February, Splore Festival
Monday 22nd Schnappa Rock, Tutukaka
Friday 26th February, Cabana, Napier
Saturday 27th February, Laundry, Wellington
Sunday 28th February, Le Cafe, Picton
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