Italy’s Giuda (pronounced JEW-DA) is set to hit American soil on the Speaks Evil Tour, kicking off the dates at Seattle’s Funhouse on May 23rd, 2016. They’ll bring their unique retro-influenced rock and junk shop glam to the masses in support of their most recently-released album Speaks Evil, available now on Burning Heart Records.
The band’s third studio album, Speaks Evil, features their stroke to the heart and a punch to the gut signature sound that fans across Europe have already fallen in love with. Heavily influenced by the classic 70’s rock ‘n’ roll, the band exudes a high level of legitimacy and authenticity for a fresh and inimitable sound. Recorded with analog equipment and strictly-70’s era instruments and produced by Danilo Silvestri, along with guitarist Lorenzo Moretti, Speaks Evil continues on the musical path outlined by the band’s previous releases Racey Roller and Let’s Do It Again, while improving the songwriting process with more complex structures and catchier melodies, without losing any of the spontaneity and energy.
Giuda’s history dates all the back to 2007, when, from the smoking ashes of Rome’s punk rock cult band Taxi, a new project was born. When Taxi’s career was cut short by the tragic passing of their drummer, lead singer Ntendarere “Tenda” Damas and guitarist Lorenzo Moretti decided to reform the band under a different name, Giuda. The current lineup of the band is rounded out by guitarist Michele Malagnini (formerly of the hardcore band Steaknives) adding a second layer of boogie sparks to the mix, while bassist Danilo Valeri (reappearing from an early incarnation of Taxi) and drummer Daniele Tarea, who used to play for a punk rock band called Bagbies, bring primal energy to the band’s dynamic.
From the very beginning, the sound of Giuda has always been deeply indebted to early-70’s pre-punk music, “when music was all about monstrous riffs, boisterous attitudes, high energy experimentation and fun,” as the band has described their sound and influences.
Opening support will come from Seattle psych-rock outfit The Knast and Tough Times. Tickets to the show are priced at $10, with at-the-door tickets priced at $12. For more ticket information, consult https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1103633?_ga=1.221812497.829086146.1456966782&__utma=1.14272846.1456966782.1460659902.1461804671.5&__utmb=18.104.22.1681804671&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1458149931.2.2.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=127407757.