Ahead of an extensive UK tour plot, including back-to-back billings with American blues legend Seasick Steve, My Baby reveals details of their latest album Shamanaid.
Hailed in by lead single ‘Uprising’, the album is hailed a “psychedelic journey through space and time”, traipsing folk, roots, native sounds and spirituals; a pagan gospel, if you will…
“Shamanaid is the help we all need from fictitious shamans. It is an earthly record about the now, in which everyone is on their own spiritual quest.” – Vocalist Cato van Dyke
A fusion of Dutch and New Zealand blood, My Baby is equal parts brother-sister-duo Cato and Joost van Dyke (drums), guitarist Daniel “daFreez” Johnston, and all parts voodoo. Perhaps the band’s origins span far beyond simple birthright though, with their collective conception taking place somewhere between the 16 countries, 4 continents and 67,000+ km embarked since forming in 2012.
“I always like to describe it as a drink,” Joost muses. It’s rather fitting, given the band’s deliciously toxic blend of fingerpickin’ guitars, voodoo, roots, funk, gospel and Southern swampy blues. “It’s a brew loaded with the music styles we love,” he says. “We borrow from the rich history of folk music from all around the world and bring it to the moment of now,” he says.
New album Shamanaid serves a worthy successor to My Baby’s debut LP of 2013 Loves Voodoo! – an offering warmly received and all-round applauded on both sides of the Atlantic; from Texas to Tokyo, London to Lichtenvoorde, Vienna to Wellington, and everywhere in between.
My Baby will release sophomore album Shamanaid on May 25th via Embrace Recordings. Full tour listings can be found at: mybabywashere.com