GIUDA, Born Loose, Baby Shakes, Animal Show
Friday, Jun 09, 2017 7:00 PM EDT
Brooklyn Bazaar, Brooklyn, NY
Giuda: A five-piece band from Rome, Italy. Their mix of anthemic ‘70s glam hooks and the punchy delivery of early UK punk, has stunned listeners all across the globe.
Their debut album “Racey Roller”, famously describedv by Robin Wills (The Barracudas) as “Cock Sparrer twinned with the Equals”, has quickly become an underground sensation, highly praised by publications as diverse as Mojo, Rolling Stone and Maximum Rock’n’Roll.
“Racey Roller”, recorded with vintage all-analog studio equipment by studio sorcerers Ufo Hi-Fi, and graced with an iconic cover art courtesy of French designer and glam fanatic Tony CrazeeKid, was issued by US indie Dead Beat Records, TKO, UK Damaged Goods and the Italian Fungo Records for a total of 10.000 copies.
Working from the same glammy three-chord blueprint as groups like Slade, T. Rex, Faces, Mud, Status Quo, and the Sweet, Giuda take you back to a monumental bygone era of rock’n’roll.
Specifically the early 70’s pre-punk, glitter days when music was all about monstrous riffs, bousterous attitudes, high energy experimentation and fun. Giuda take that same glammy, proto-punk foundation and fuse it with the grimy, tattered muck of bands like Third World War, Eddie And The Hot Rods and Cock Sparrer to create a timeless arsenal of glam injected, pub rock classics.
The story of Giuda begins in 2007 and is inextricably connected with that of Rome’s punk rock integralists Taxi. When Taxi’s career was cut short by the tragic passing of their drummer, singer Tenda and lead guitarist Lorenzo regrouped as Giuda. The current lineup is rounded out by guitarist Michele adding a second layer of boogie sparks to the mix, while bassist Danilo (himself from an early incarnation of Taxi) and drummer Daniele constitute the groovy yet solid rhythm bedrock without which no good r’n’r could ever be created.
Self-confessed Giuda fan Phil King (Lush, Jesus And Mary Chain) wrote: “their performance transported me back to the heady days of watching punk groups play in the back rooms of dodgy London pubs in 1977″. Robin Wills agrees: “This is the most fun I have enjoyed watching a live band since The Fleshtones in their prime. This is no single minded retro trip, but pure energy, loud, tight and concise.”
Baby Shakes: Rock n’ roll-punk band from New York City. Mary on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Judy on lead guitar and vocals, Claudia on bass and vocals, and Ryan on drums. With catchy melodic vocals over dirty guitars and a killer rhythm section, their influences range from The Ramones and Slade to Chuck Berry and 60’s Motown girl groups. Formed in 2005, they’ve released 4 singles, a 10” heart-shaped EP, a singles collection, and 2 full length albums. They have toured the US, Japan, Ireland, UK and Europe. Baby Shakes have shared the stage with The Romantics, The Boys, Shadows of Knight, The Undertones, Barracudas, Protex, Black Lips, Paul Collin’s Beat, among others.