Giuda, Bad Sex, Die Nasty

Outer space has always seemed like a pleasing alternative to the relentless shitstorm of
planet Earth. As a result, rock ’n’ roll has regularly ventured into the stratosphere, often
with mind-bending results. In 2019, only one band can guarantee you a safe and
sensational intergalactic trip, with songs that will make your head vibrate like Woody
Allen’s Orgasmatron. Meet Giuda: Italy’s premier exponents of insanely infectious, glam-
tinged and gritty rock ’n’ roll. Formed in 2007, these lysergic power-pop warriors have a
decade of active service under their utility belts and a brand new album,
(Extravehicular Activity)
, which seals the band’s hard-earned triumph in the face of
“Before Giuda, our singer Tenda and I had a band called Taxi, which was strongly
influenced by the ’77 Punk scene,” explains guitarist Lorenzo. “In a tragic accident In
2007 we lost our drummer Francesco. The loss felt so significant, we decided to call it a
day as Taxi. Towards the end of the year, we found our energies were starting to renew.
We wanted to play again. At the time we had just discovered something that was
completely new to our ears. The relatively unknown sound of ‘junkshop glam’ had
entered our world. These new sounds had the same impact on me that punk music had,
many years before. A strong influence from this music crept into our songwriting and
our approach to the recording process. Consequently, a new project was born, the fruits
of which became Giuda’s first album,
Racey Roller
. The album was an unexpected minor
success, and because of that, from that day on, music has become our full-time job.”
Every last track on
. will lodge itself in your skull like some kind of miniaturised
robot invader. Giuda are a band with proud and persistent roots in the glory days of
garage rock and proto-metal, when bands wrote fistfuls of anthems before breakfast.
From fiery opener
and the throbbing spacebound strut of
Interplanetary Craft
through to
You’ve Got The Power
’s hazy AC/DC-isms and the scorched earth funky new
wave of
Cosmic Love
Ravers Rock
, Giuda’s fourth full-length album is an outright
celebration of balls-out, hook-drenched and wilfully eccentric abandon. Welcome shades
of everything from Cheap Trick and Big Star through to Devo and the Ramones collide
with some irresistible psychedelic embellishments and subtle bursts of sonic
strangeness. Simultaneously old school and as fresh and modern as can be,
simply the greatest rock’n’roll record you haven’t heard yet.
“Giuda is a modern band with its roots firmly planted in two musically revolutionary
decades, the ‘60s and the ‘70s,” says Lorenzo. “We’re not an analogue nerds, not
anymore at least! During our years in recording studios, we’ve gained considerable
experience and now we understand how important it is to get the best you can from
everything you have at your disposal. The end justifies the means! We can’t afford to
record an album at Abbey Road, so we have to make the most of is available to us. New
technologies and recording techniques, used in the right way, can really help. I think
our new LP perfectly reflects the essence of this band. It hopefully sounds fresh and new
even though we did employ some good old fashioned techniques like ‘vinyl cutting’, done
straight from tape!”

Bad Sex

Die Nasty

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