Voodoo Vegas release lyric video for upcoming ‘Hypnotise’ EP
Following the release of 2013’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Rise Of Jimmy Silver‘ — which landed the #7 spot on Sleaze Roxx’s Top 10 Albums of 2013 — and last year’s UK/European tour with rock legends Y&T, Voodoo Vegas will release their new EP Hypnotise on October 12, 2015.
Voodoo Vegas‘ frontman Lawrence Case described the influences that shaped the upcoming EP: “Since the release of our first album, we’ve been focusing on touring, playing live and writing new material. When you tour with bands like Y&T and Status Quo, the pure class and calibre of these guys is unmistakable. Watching those bands play live out front and by side stage, it was obvious we were going to learn so much, not only to benefit our live show but also our perception on crafting the next chapter of Voodoo Vegas.”
In terms of why release an EP instead of the band’s second album at this juncture, Case indicated: “We’re living in an age where music comes and goes in a blink of an eye. Our focus was always going to be on raising our game via the live shows and I think by doing this EP now, it allows us the flexibility of continuing to extend our reach out to live audiences in sync with this release. The second album is in the works but we felt we needed to bridge that gap firstly and this EP is a very good indicator of where Voodoo Vegas are going. Essentially this a prelude as to what happens next but doesn’t give the game away.”
The EP Hypnotise was produced by Will Maya (The Answer, Breed 77) and recorded at Los Rosales Residential Studio in Madrid, Spain.
The album cover was once again drawn by noted comic book artist Jim Boswell. The character Jimmy Silver makes his return but this time he’s not the city smashing giant as seen on Voodoo Vegas‘ debut album. As the title track suggests, something’s afoot and just who is the mysterious lady luring Jimmy in with her charms? All will be revealed over the coming months as Case explained: “We wanted Jimmy Silver back but this time we wanted a twist, a backstory which you’ll find running across not just the EP but on the second album. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes with this and we can’t wait to get the ball rolling!”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Voodoo Vegas‘ last studio record The Rise Of Jimmy Silver: “You can usually pinpoint a group’s influences while listening to an album, but Voodoo Vegas defy categorization as this album takes endless twists and turns. It is the band’s refusal to be pigeon-holed that makes The Rise Of Jimmy Silver such a great disc and at the same time sets them apart from the cookie-cutter sounds that infiltrate many releases by rock virgins.” In addition, Sleaze Roxx stated: “A healthy dose of ’80s sleaze crossbred with ’70s classic rock is what you will find on The Rise Of Jimmy Silver — an impressive debut album that should usher in ‘the rise of’ Voodoo Vegas.”
You can pre-order Voodoo Vegas‘ Hypnotise EP via iTunes.