John Grant shares ‘Voodoo Doll’ video

Following a sold-out Jan/Feb tour in support of third album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, and soon to return to these shores for more headline and festival dates, JOHN GRANT has today unveiled a video to new single Voodoo Doll”, the album’s freakiest and funkiest track. Directed by The Diamond Brothers, an identical twin directing team known for the Danko Jones Trilogy, Melt Yourself Down and numerous other music videos and commercials, the video sees John tending to a woollen doll in the hope of revitalising his depressed friend before transforming into a Voodoo doctor and indulging his latent love of make-up. Of the video the Diamond Brothers say: “We’ve been long time fans of John Grant since Queen of Denmark and leapt at the chance to collaborate on a music video for him. The rich visual imagery in his lyrics gave us so much to work with to create a lush world for his music to inhabit.” Watch below…

Fittingly enough, as his most dancefloor-friendly track to date, “Voodoo Doll” will soon be released with a quintet of brilliant remixes putting their own distinctive slant on the track. Moshi Moshi recording artist Anna Meredith delivers the most idiosyncratic and individual take while Black Devil Disco ramp up the funk and keep the track firmly on the dancefloor. Wrangler bring a more techy, ‘Voodoo Ray’-style element to proceedings whilst Satellites groove things up with rhythmic guitars, and slap bass. Lastly, Welsh electro-pop Goddess Gwenno delivers a brilliantly spacey, synth-heavy remix alongside partner-in-crime Peski Kid.

John Grant returns to the UK in June and July for the below festival and headline shows:

Wednesday 8th June – SALISBURY – Salisbury City Hall

Thursday 9th June – CARDIFF – Wales Millennium Centre

Friday 10th June – BIRMINGHAM – 02 Institute

Sunday 12th June – LONDON – Field Day

Wednesday 15th June – LONDON – Royal Albert Hall **(SOLD-OUT!)**

Sunday 10th July – PERTHSHIRE – Strathallan Castle

Saturday 16th July – SOUTHWOLD – Latitude festival

Thursday 28th July – BEXHILL-ON-SEA – De Le Warr Pavillion

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  • 03 May 2020 John Grant in Belfast at Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
  • 04 May 2020 John Grant in Cardiff at New Theatre
  • 06 May 2020 John Grant in Bexhill at De La Warr Pavillion
  • 07 May 2020 John Grant in London at Alexandra Palace
  • 08 May 2020 John Grant in Great Yarmouth at Hippodrome Circus
  • 10 May 2020 John Grant in Coventry at Warwick Arts Center
  • 13 May 2020 John Grant in Gateshead at Sage
  • 14 May 2020 John Grant in Edinburgh at Festival Theatre
  • 16 May 2020 John Grant in Bath at The Forum
  • 17 May 2020 John Grant in Manchester at RNCM
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