Giuda (pronounced JEW-DA) are an Italian five-piece band from Rome. Their look of true working class heroes (boots, polos, chequered shirts, leather jackets and short or shaved hair) gained a touch of glam-kinda style over the years, better reflecting the rich patchwork of their music.
After their debut album Racey Roller in 2010 and Let’s Do It Again in 2013, now the band are back with their third album, Speaks Evil, first release on visionary label Burning Heart. Their mix of anthemic ‘70s glam hooks and the punchy delivery of early UK punk has grown up into something that is just rock’n’roll, straight and sharp as Giuda can be. First bite of the new album is “Roll The Balls”, single advancing the album release expected on NOVEMBER 20th, 2015, a stunning quintessential piece of straight rock’n’roll with hints of Brit glam rock, a tantalizing taste of Giuda at their best.
Racey Roller which was described by Robin Wills (The Barracudas) as “Cock Sparrer twinned with the Equals”, became an underground sensation and praised by publications as diverse as Mojo, Rolling Stone and Maximum Rock’n’Roll. Similar path for Let’s Do It Again, that Dick Porter of Vive Le Rock hailed as “an album that stomps along with a silk scarf knotted around its wrist”.
Speaks Evil is the third awaited chapter of GIUDA’s history, a new tile matching the typical style of the band, a stroke to the heart and a punch to the gutter in 10 brand new songs, catchy refrains craving their way into the mind and brave guitars on a solid rhythmic structure.
Recorded with analog equipment and strictly-70’s instruments by Danilo Silvestri, the record’s producer along with guitarist, Lorenzo Moretti, Speaks Evil continues on the musical path outlined by Racey Roller and Let’s Do It Again, while improving the song-writing process with more complex structures and catchier melodies, without losing any of the spontaneity and energy.
Although the band openly admit their influences, including early 70’s rock giants like Slade, The Sweet and T-Rex, semi-obscure junkshop glam acts like Hector and Jook, Vanda & Young’s pre-AC/DC Aussie rock and Slaughter And The Dogs and Eddie and The Hot Rods’ pub rock/punk, the Rome-based quintet have managed to create a truly original sound, making them one of the most happening bands on the international rock’n’roll scene.
The five-piece, Lorenzo Moretti (guitar/vocals), Ntendarere Damas (lead vocals), Michele Malagnini (guitar), Danilo Valerii (bass) and Daniele Tarea (drums), fully embody the original rock’n’roll principle: that of having fun!
“From Roma, neo-bovver rockers get stomping. Recalling the stack-heeled sounds of Slade, The Sweet and The Faces plus the “junk shop glam”, Romans Giuda do their bit for similarly no pretention, high energy rocking with their debut, Racey Roller.” Mojo
“They’ve ram-raided the vaults of 70′s glam, punk and rock ‘n’ roll to make a foot-stomping, fist pumping riot of sound that has the scenesters, the punks and rockers and young and old in attendance going nuts! Giuda are the best band we’ve seen in years!” Vive Le Rock
“Italian quintet Giuda are the greatest ‘70s glam-rock band to have existed since… the 1970s.” NME 8/10
“Guida perfectly channel a stomping pre-punk past complete with hand claps, terrace-boy chants and pop chops to match…” Vice 10/10
“Guida encompass the glam gamut – referencing perfectly rendered period elements, from quirky synth lines to camp vocal asides.” Vive Le Rock 10/10
“This is the perfect sound for life on the terraces, in the discos, at a gig, at the pub and in the streets, always with Giuda blasting in your ears” Rolling Stone