Boy Azooga Announce Debut Album ‘1 2, Kung Fu!’ and Share New Track 'Loner Boogie' - Beat Magazine

Boy Azooga Announce Debut Album ‘1 2, Kung Fu!’ and Share New Track ‘Loner Boogie’

Cardiff band Boy Azooga are the brainchild of Davey Newington and they’re as wired as their name suggests. Following 2017’s single ‘Face Behind Her Cigarette’, Newington and co have shared new track ‘Loner Boogie’ and announced the release of their debut album, 1, 2 Kung Fu!

Having played in various Welsh Orchestra’s and Jazz bands as a teenager, as well as playing drums as part of Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, it was inevitable that Newington would one day start his own group. The result is a kind of rhythm heavy tribute to funk mastermind William Onyeabor, that features Newington’s pals Daf Davies, Dylan Morgan and Sam Barnes.

Their ‘Loner Boogie’ video was directed by Cardiff film-maker Toby Cameron (who also worked on the ‘Face Behind Her Cigarette‘ visual). Here’s what Davey had to say about the vid:

It’s a scary world out there these days, sometimes you don’t want to go outside. Sometimes you get the Loner Boogie. Follow us into the Cardiff Transport Club for some fish-eye Kung Fu and a Guiness with the legendary Kliph Scurlock. Not sure he’s that into it to be honest though.

The track-listing for 1, 2, Kung Fu!, co-produced by the band and Eddie El Shakarchie aka Dr Ed Boogie and recorded in part in Eddie’s front room in Cardiff, goes like this:

1. Breakfast Epiphany
2. Loner Boogie
3. Face Behind Her Cigarette
4. Walking Thompson’s Park
5. Jerry
6. Breakfast Epiphany II
7. Taxi To Your Head
8. Losers In The Tomb
9. Hangover Square
10. Waitin’
11. Sitting On The First Rock From The Sun

Boy Azooga play these places on these dates in 2018:

FEBRUARY
23 – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club

MARCH
22 – Birmingham, Institute (with Magic Gang)
23 – Manchester, Academy (with Magic Gang)
24 – Leeds, The Church (with Magic Gang)
25 – Glasgow, King Tuts (with Magic Gang)
27 – Bristol, Thekla (with Magic Gang)
28 – London, Electric Ballroom (with Magic Gang)

APRIL
24 – Bristol, Crofters Rights
25 – Southampton, Heartbreaker
26 – London, Waiting Room
27 – Birmingham, Dark Horse
28 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

MAY
04 – Sheffield, Café Totum
05 – Leeds, Live At Leeds
06 – Manchester, Sounds From The Other City
11 – Wrexham, Focus Wales @ Central Station
17 – Brighton, The Great Escape (Fender Stage)
18 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (with Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever)
20 – Glasgow, CAA (with RBCF)
21 – Manchester, Gorilla (with RBCF)
22 – London, Electric Ballroom (with RBCF)
25 – Amsterdam, London Calling @ Paradisio
26 – Manchester, Strange Waves Festival @ Albert Hall
27 – Tanworth in Arden, Lunar Festival

AUGUST
16 – 19 – Glanusk Park, Green Man Festival
25 – Totnes, Sea Change Festival