Boy Azooga to play Liverpool Shipping Forecast

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Boy Azooga (photo credit: Tom Adam)

Boy Azooga (photo credit: Tom Adam)

When Boy Azooga bring their psych-percussive grooves to Liverpool this summer, Getintothis’ Cath Bore is bringing her maracas to celebrate.

The psych-indie-pop delight that are Boy Azooga play Liverpool on June 7, the day before they release album 1, 2 Kung Fu! through Heavenly Recordings.

Headed by multi-instrumentalist Davey Newington, the maracas-shaking Cardiff four piece released debut single, Face Behind Her Cigarette at the tail end of last year, with the spirit of Nigerian funk legend William Onyeabor at its percussive heart, and a cheeky wink to Black Sabbath in its chorus.

The 11-track album, co-produced by the band & Eddie El Shakarchie aka Dr Ed Boogie and recorded in part in Eddie’s front room in Cardiff.

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‘The album is not all one thing for sure,’ says Davey. ‘The whole point of Boy Azooga is to be a celebration of loads of different types of music. I wanted the album to be more like a mixtape or something. We wanted to include loads of contrasting styles.’

Davey has also recorded songs with James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Proper Ornaments, Veronica Falls) to accompany the release..

Boy Azooga comprise of Davey Newington, known for playing drums with Charlotte Church’s Pop Dungeon, and pals Daf Davies, Dylan Morgan and Sam Barnes.

UK tour dates are as follows:

22 Mar Birmingham Institute (with Magic Gang)
23 Mar Manchester Academy (with Magic Gang)
24 Mar Leeds The Church (with Magic Gang)
25 Mar Glasgow King Tuts (with Magic Gang)
27 Mar Bristol Thekla (with Magic Gang)
28 Mar London Electric Ballroom (with Magic Gang)

24 Apr Bristol Crofters Rights
25 Apr Southampton Heartbreaker
26 Apr London Waiting Room
27 Apr Birmingham Dark Horse
28 Apr Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

4 May  Sheffield Café Totum
5 May  Leeds Live At Leeds
6 May  Manchester Sounds From The Other City
11 May Wrexham Focus Wales @ Central Station
17 May Brighton The Great Escape (Fender Stage)
18 May Nottingham Rescue Rooms (with Rolling Blackouts and Coastal Fever)
20 May Glasgow CAA (with RBCF)
21 May Manchester Gorilla (with RBCF)
22 May London Electric Ballroom (with RBCF)
25 May Amsterdam London Calling @ Paradisio
26 May Manchester Strange Waves Festival @ Albert Hall

5 June Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
6 June Westgarth Social Club, Middlesborough
7 June Liverpool Shipping Forecast
12 June Portland Arms, Cambridge
13 June Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
14 June The Cookie, Leicester
15 June The Parrot, Camarthen
16 June Le Pub, Newport
17 June Scala, London

 

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