Giuda share second single from
forthcoming album, Speaks Evil!
“…a stomping authentically-rendered adolescent fantasia of fun…” Q ****
“From Roma, neo-bovver rockers get stomping. Recalling the stack-heeled sounds of Slade, The Sweet and The Faces plus the “junk shop glam”, Romans Giuda do their bit for similarly no pretention, high energy rocking” Mojo
“Italian quintet Giuda are the greatest ‘70s glam-rock band to have existed since… the 1970s.” NME 8/10
“the hooks are relentless, the playing unfussily skilful and the charm unfailing.” The Guardian ****
“Guida perfectly channel a stomping pre-punk past complete with hand claps, terrace-boy chants and pop chops to match…” Vice 10/10
“Guida encompass the glam gamut – referencing perfectly rendered period elements, from quirky synth lines to camp vocal asides.” Vive Le Rock 10/10
“This is the perfect sound for life on the terraces, in the discos, at a gig, at the pub and in the streets, always with Giuda blasting in your ears” Rolling Stone
“They’ve ram-raided the vaults of 70′s glam, punk and rock ‘n’ roll to make a foot-stomping, fist pumping riot of sound that has the scenesters, the punks and rockers and young and old in attendance going nuts! Giuda are the best band we’ve seen in years!” Vive Le Rock
Giuda (pronounced JEW-DA) are an Italian five-piece band from Rome, born from the ashes of one of the finest European punk rock groups, Taxi. They play the most exciting kind of retro-sounding pub rock and junk shop glam and they have the look of true working class heroes (boots, polos, chequered shirts, leather jackets and short or shaved hair).
Their first two albums, Racey Roller and Let’s Do It Again (Damaged Goods) made them one of the most happening bands on the international rock n roll scene. Now signed toBurning Heart Records, they’re back with their mix of anthemic ‘70s glam hooks and the punchy delivery of early UK punk. Their third album, Speaks Evil will be released on the4th December 2015.
Racey Roller, described by Robin Wills (The Barracudas) as “Cock Sparrer twinned with the Equals”, became an underground sensation and praised by publications as diverse asMojo, Rolling Stone and Maximum Rock’n’Roll. A similar path for, Let’s Do It Again, whichVive Le Rock hailed as “an album that stomps along with a silk scarf knotted around its wrist”.
Speaks Evil is a step forward in Giuda’s song-writing – ten brand new songs reflecting the live sound of the band. The songs “Roll The Balls”, “Mama Got The Blues” and “Working Class Man” are the rocky counterbalance of the more pop-oriented tracks such as “It Ain’t Easy”, “You Can Do Everything”, “Bad Days are Back” and “My Lu”.
Speaks Evil couldn’t come without a classical stomper, “Watch Your Step”, and two songs pretty unfamiliar to Giuda’s fans: the intimate, melancholic “Joolz” and the odd extravaganza, “Bonehead Waltz”, born from improvisation during the studio sessions.
Recorded with vintage equipment by Danilo Silvestri, the record’s producer along with guitarist, Lorenzo Moretti, Speaks Evil continues on the musical path outlined by Racey Roller and Let’s Do It Again, with more complex structures and catchier melodies, without losing any of the band’s spontaneity and energy.
Although the band openly admit their influences, including early 70’s rock giants like Slade, The Sweet and T-Rex, as well as semi-obscure junkshop glam acts such as Hector and Jook, Slaughter And The Dogs and Eddie and The Hot Rods, the Rome-based quintet have managed to create a truly original sound, making them one of the most happening bands on the international rock’n’roll scene.
The five-piece, Lorenzo Moretti (guitar/vocals), Ntendarere Damas (lead vocals), Michele Malagnini (guitar), Danilo Valerii (bass) and Daniele Tarea (drums), fully embody the original rock’n’roll principle: that of having fun!
Giuda will be playing an album launch show at the Lexington, London on the 5thDecember 2015.