• Josh Crowe

Voodoo Bandits release crunching new single I'm a Loser



The Isle of Man might not be the first place you think of when it comes to ramshackle indie-pop

that’s spearheading a burgeoning indie scene. Or at least it wouldn’t have been until Voodoo Bandits

entered the equation. We've been absolutely rinsing this release in our studio. The Voodoo Bandits really do seem to be the band that just keep on giving, with a sonic output that seamlessely sends you in the dizzy heights of euphoria.


Originally starting life as a trio before the addition of bassist Charlotte Wilby, the band have built an

impressive following since the release of their debut single ‘Sink Below’ catapulted them from the

Island, landing slap bang into the middle of the UK’s ever-growing indie scene.

Since then the quartet have noticed up an impressive number of shows up and down the UK,

including sell-outs in Manchester, while follow-up singles such as ‘Empty Swimming Pool’ and

‘Backyard Wrestling’ have seen national tastemakers such as Clash Magazine sing the band’s praises.




Indeed, their latest single ‘I’m a Loser’ looks set to do much the same. Having already garnered

support from Radio 1’s Gemma Bradley, it’s three minutes of fuzz-soaked surf-pop that takes its cues

from the likes of Circa Waves, The Strokes and Skegss, Voodoo Bandits describe the track as being

“about the feeling of being stuck in a rut and not being able to progress forward in life due to

circumstances beyond your control.” They continue “However, equally, “I’m a Loser” is about being

able accept yourself and your flaws, knowing that you won’t let that hold you back when it comes

to pursuing your ambitions.”


Written during the UK’s January lockdown, it harbours a fitting sense of pent-up energy and

frustration that will be familiar to everyone across the UK. But now with lockdown measures

seemingly lifting, and the prospect of a real summer stretched out ahead of us, ‘I’m A Loser’ is the

perfect antithesis to shake those lockdown blues.


This interview was written by Josh Crowe, head to his Instagram to read more content or get in touch about coverage.


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