Glasgow trio Baby Strange have released an iconography-filled music video to aptly accompany current single ‘I Want To Believe’. The track features on their new EP ‘Land of Nothing’ which is out this Friday via Icons Creating Evil Art. “‘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 vocalist and guitarist Johnny Madden about the earworm of a single. The pure melodic hook is paired with driven guitar, bass and pummelling drums.
The video was self-directed and filmed at Glasgow venue Saint Luke’s by Daniel Blake. Saint Luke’s is a venue that holds a place in the band’s heart as they were the first act to play it when it opened back in 2015.
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, and also features on the ‘Land of Nothing’ EP. The band will be heading out on an extensive UK headline tour in Oct/Nov/Dec 2021. See below for dates. Tickets on sale now.
With a line-up rounded out by brothers Connaire & Aidan McCann, Baby Strange are setting out their stall and re-establishing 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 Newcastle The Head of Steam (New Venue)
29th October Blackpool Bootleg Social
30th October Liverpool The Jacaranda
31st October Birmingham The Victoria
2nd November Leeds Oporto
3rd November Nottingham Chameleon
5th November London Courtyard Theatre
6th November Bedford Esquires (New Date)
8th November Bristol The Crofters Rights
9th November Guildford The Boileroom
10th November Brighton The Prince Albert
12th November Manchester Night People
13th November Sheffield Sidney & Matilda
14th November Stockton NE Volume (New Date)
9th December Belfast N.Ireland Voodoo
10th December Dublin, Ireland Whelans (upstairs)
11th December Glasgow, Scotland SWG3 Warehouse