Thursday, June 10, 19:00
“Baby Strange are confrontational, cold-hearted and brilliantly unnerving” – NME
“A dark and high-paced caustic rhythm machine” – So Young Magazine
"They're punk with a dash of grunge and their songs veer between drones and dirges"
– The Guardian
"Escapism delivered in the kind of sludge-first aesthetic Josh Homme would approve" – DIY
"the generational disdain of “Pure Evil” – The Line of Best Fit
Make no mistake, Baby Strange are the newest evolution of punk.
Embodying the true nature and principles of the DIY ethic and taking a steadfast, creative
all-encompassing approach to music as an artform, Baby Strange have carved out an
almost cult like status for themselves within the underground UK music scene.
Fronted by the magnetic & alluring Johnny Madden and completed with brothers Connaire &
Aidan McCann, the proudly Glaswegian 3 piece are about to set out their stall and re-
establish themselves as one of the most innovative and uncompromising outfits in the UK.
Since the release of their critically acclaimed 2016 debut album ‘Want It Need It’ (Ignition
Records), Baby Strange have toured relentlessly, building an enthusiastically rampant live
audience, selling out venues across the UK & sharing stages with the likes of ‘Frank Carter
& the Rattlesnakes’, ‘Slaves’, ‘Jamie T’ & ‘Wavves’.
Far from being just satisfied with focusing on their own journey, Baby Strange took a step
further to solidifying themselves within the heart of the music community by launching their
own club night ‘Club Sabbath’ back in 2015 at The Priory in Glasgow & The Old Blue Last
in London (alongside Kilimanjaro).
Since its inception, it’s become something of legend and has played host to live sets or DJ
sets from the likes of: Wolf Alice, Fontaine’s D.C, DMA’s, The Chats, Gang Of Four, The
Magic Gang, Nick Allbrook (POND) and Marsicans.
The thriving community that Baby Strange played such an active role in building hasn’t gone
unnoticed, having been covered recently by Vice magazine:
“Club Sabbath has emerged as something of a rite of passage that’s seen people
jump from being partygoers, on the fringe of the scene, to playing the stage in bands
of their own”
Alongside Johnny’s work as a producer at 7West Studios (with Chris Marshall), this
statement couldn’t be truer for some of the most vibrant & exciting bands on their way up at
the moment: The Dunts, Spyres, Dead Pony, Rascalton & Pleasure Heads – all sight
Baby Strange & Club Sabbath as a direct influence on the artists they are today. Johnny is a
credited writer on many of their tracks and in partnership with Chris Marshall have produced
some of the most accomplished & acclaimed records released in recent times.
After a short hiatus from releasing new music, the start of 2020 saw Baby Strange re-
emerge from the underground with their vision refocused, their team refined & their ambition
so re-energised that not even a global pandemic could stop it.
Signing with new management company Eighty4 Music and Swedish independent label
Icons Creating Evil Art, Baby Strange have built a new team with a shared vision & the
same resolute, creative determination.
With a release schedule that now spans the course of 18 months, Baby Strange release
their first singles More! More! More! And ‘Club Sabbath’ on the 29 th of October & 21 st
More! More! More! is as anthemic as it is raw and sees Johnny reflect upon time spent
listening through “paper thin walls” to house parties fuelled by class A’s and terrible music.
Essentially a commentary on a generation that’s stuck in its ways & doesn’t want to grow up.
Hard hitting lyrics that are encased in stunning melody, offset against groove ridden, bass
heavy guitars and four to the floor drums that will see heads nodding in the mainstream &
pits started in the underground.
For Fans of:
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
The Lexington is an 18+ venue - please bring ID!