Published On: Wed, Mar 19th, 2014 on 5:59 pm

The unsigned radar: The Voodoo Bats

Voodoo Bats

The Voodoo Bats (TVB) are a Bradford-based four piece whose music echoes the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and other mid naughties indie bands.

Their signature tune King Cobra, encompasses snarling vocals that are practically spat rather than sung, and its buzzsaw guitar work defines it as a no-nonsense example of a song.

The attitude is apparent from the first note and by the last one they have fully defined their presence as Lad Rock contenders.

At the other end of TVB’s spectrum is the song Something.

With the amplitude significantly lowered for this Mardy Bum-esque ballad, the guitar lines are lush and melodic, whilst the lyrics echo with pent-up emotion that paints a very real picture of this northern band.

As a live band, The Voodoo Bats cover a variety of scopes, go all out full band rockers to playing quiet solo acoustic sets by frontman Patrick ‘Patch” O’Neill.

Currently the Voodoo Bats have plans to record their first EP in April.

Tracks to listen to: King Cobra, Something, Young Wild & Free.

You can also find The Voodoo Bats at

About the Author

Sam Rothery

- Musician and current Music and Engineering student at Huddersfield University.

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