London heavy afro-psych trio VODUN set to tour the UK next month

London’s very own heavy afro-psych shamans VODUN are set to hit the road this fall, for an eight day journey across England. After the recent release of their vibrant single track « Possession » via the « New Heavy Sounds Vol. 3 » compilation by British label New Heavy Sounds, this short UK tour will get all the souls ready for the trio’s forthcoming debut album « Possession », recorded at Bear Bites Horse studios and due out later in 2015.



24.10  CAMBRIDGE – Portland Arms
25.10  COLCHESTER – The Old Bus Station
26.10  NOTTINGHAM – Stuck On A Name
27.10  WAKEFIELD – The Unity
28.10  MANCHESTER – Kraak Gallery
30.10  BRISTOL – Mothers Ruin
01.11  LONDON – The Victoria


Amidst the rushing screams of Mother Earth; the pounding drums of Ouidah; the markets of Lomé and the open heart of Erzulie, there exists…
Ogoun; from a new nation of spirits forged directly in fire, steel and blood – reflecting all the rage, violence and delirium that comes with rebellion. Drums, dancing, and rhythm are offbeat sharp and unforgiving, like the crack of a whip. Ogoun is in love with the noise of battle itself. In salutation, rum is poured on the ground then lit, and as the flames flicker, the beats play on…
Ghede; summons a tidal cacophony with his fingertips that wails and thunders into the resonant mountains. Notorious for wanting just one more smoke, or one more drink. A phallic deity: he sustains the living, increases their number, and resurrects the dead. Ghede performs the Banda dance, a gyrating dance in which one imitates the movements of copulation.
Oya; stormy emotions and tempestuous circumstances prevail, and Oya is the conductor at the centre of the destruction and chaos. Channelling spirits past and futures unknown – she unleashes the possession in other worldly chants and unearthly melodies. With big and open eyes she breathes, blows up her cheeks, then howls. Oya is the spirit of change, and she makes room for vibrant new growth.
Collectively, they are VODUN, heavy, weird, soulful – yes, they are expectant of the abnormal and so should you be.


Check out VODUN’s bewitching video for 2013 single Oya
Listen to the « Eat Up The Sun » EP