“‘I Want To Believe’ is about wanting to be accepted by god but feeling you’re sinning too much in life to be fully accepted. It’s about paranoia and the need for redemption, as without redemption you have no validation,” says Baby Strange vocalist and guitarist Johnny Madden about the band’s latest earworm of a single. The pure melodic hook is paired with driven guitar, bass and pummelling drums in a sound that’s indicative of the Glasgow trio’s forthcoming rager of an EP ‘Land of Nothing’ – set for release 30 April via Swedish indie Icons Creating Evil Art.
The single follows on from the grit-flecked ‘Club Sabbath’ – a future dancefloor filler which specifically references Baby Strange’s own independent clubnight of the same name, legendary in the local scene. The band will be heading out on an extensive UK headline tour in Oct/Nov/Dec 2021 (rescheduled from summer) under the, unfortunately quite apt, moniker ‘Land of Nothing Tour’. See below for dates. Tickets on sale now.
With a line-up rounded out by brothers Connaire & Aidan McCann, Baby Strange are about to set out their stall and re-establish themselves as one of the most innovative and uncompromising outfits in the UK. Since the release of their critically acclaimed 2016 debut album ‘Want It Need It’, Baby Strange have toured tirelessly, building an enthusiastic and dedicated live audience, selling out venues across the UK & sharing stages with the likes of Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Slaves, Jamie T & Wavves.
BABY STRANGE’S ‘LAND OF NOTHING’ TOUR 2021:
28th October Tynemouth Surf Cafe
29th October Blackpool Bootleg Social
30th October Liverpool The Jacaranda
2nd November Leeds Oporto
3rd November Nottingham Chameleon
4th November Birmingham The Victoria
5th November London Courtyard Theatre
8th November Bristol The Crofters Rights
9th November Guildford The Boileroom
10th November Brighton The Prince Albert
11th November Leicester Soundhouse
12th November Manchester Night People
13th November Sheffield Sidney & Matilda
8th December Dublin, Ireland Whelans (upstairs)
9th December Belfast N.Ireland Voodoo
11th December Glasgow, Scotland SWG3