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Multi-instrumentalist and illustrator Jerkcurb steps into another world on "Voodoo Salon"

19 June 2017, 14:30 | Written by Erin Bashford

King Krule collaborator and comic book enthusiast Jerkcurb channels old Westerns and psychedelic rock on new track "Voodoo Salon"

"Voodoo Saloon" is the latest track from South Londoner Jerkcurb, a talented illustrator and music maker eager to make his mark. This sultry tune is an exploration of one man's journey through the wilderness, soundtracked by a neo-psych sound that is decadent but with an edge of refinement. Perhaps something that would come out of a Western-tinged Queens of The Stone Age and Tame Impala collaboration - with a bit more surrealism.

The track comes alongside a yet-to-be-released comic that delves further into the world of our protagonist and his journey through a distorted version of reality.

"I'm very interested in theme parks, shopping centres, airports," says Jerkcub. "These kinds of non-places, purgatory environments, and how they are this Americanised bastardisation of cultures and ideas, cut and pasted together. The Voodoo Saloon is like a theme park version of Wetherspoons, a juxtaposition of cultures and ideas, making little sense, fermenting eternally in purgatory."

"Voodoo Salon" is out 4 August via Handsome Dad Records

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