London mystical-power trio, Vodun, have announced details of a UK tour, scheduled for this coming September. In the wake of the release of Ascend, the highly-anticipated follow up to 2016’s revered Possession album, Vodun will be taking their ground-flattening, groove-inflected rock power across the country to bring Ascend alive and aloud.
Released on September 7 through New Heavy Sounds, Ascend is unabashedly revolution music, its ten tracks a hurricane of mystic heaviness, spiritual soul and furious positivity, its colossal riffage & rhythms allied to inspirational lyrics and powerful melodies to deliver food for the soul and fire to inflame uprisings. At heart, it’s an album of musical celebration, and heavy playfulness – lyrically of resistance, and of solidarity.
Driven by the afro-inspired dervish drums of Zel Kaute (interpreting the spirits of Ogoun), the roaring, fierce chromium guitars of Linz Hamilton (The Marassa), and fronted by the fire-breathing howl of frontwoman Chantal Brown (Oya), delivering you the truth of generations with a drive and focus that can’t be matched.
Ascend builds upon the foundations laid down by the London-based group’s 2016 debut, Possession - the music is more sophisticated, the canvas broader, the details more vivid and varied. Their palette now embraces a healthy does of extra percussion, saxophone, and vocal arrangements that pair Chantal’s behemoth holler with harmonies, chants and howls, a full-spectrum of sound that suits their polymorphous attack.
Go and see Vodun come to life at the following dates in September 2018:
Thu 13 Sep London Oslo
Sat 15 Sep Newcastle Trillians
Tue 18 Sep Manchester Rebellion
Wed 19 Sep Huddersfield The Parish
Thu 20 Sep Norwich The Brickmakers
Fri 21 Sep Birmingham Asylum 2
Sat 22 Sep Newport Le Pub
Sun 23 Sep Leeds Brudenell Social
Tue 25 Sep Bristol The Crofters Rights
Fri 28 Sep Brighton Sticky Mikes