Voodoo Glow Skulls

Deadbeat At Dawn, a five-piece from Thirsk, were the opening act of the night at Redrum. Their dual-vocal rap style paired with uplifting ska rhythm and drum beat; it was easy to dance along to their tunes. They reminded me a little of fellow British ska bands King Prawn and Adequate Seven.

Next up was the “skacore” band Redeemon, with a horn section and metal vocals. It was an energetic performance, but a little too heavy for my ears. With more instruments, it seems the sound engineer compensated by increasing the volume so they sounded a little murky and blown-out.

Finally, it was the turn of the American band Voodoo Glow Skulls – the headliners – who have been on the scene since 1988! The lead singer for Voodoo Glow Skulls wore a lucha libre mask and a multi-coloured Mexican serape and must've been incredibly hot! He sang, danced and interacted with the crowd throughout the set, making sure everyone had a good time. I recognised a few songs, notably Insubordination and their closing track El Coo Cooi.

My ears were still ringing well into the next day…

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