Great X-Pectations 2016: Baby Strange

Baby Strange 2015

Baby Strange are Johnny Madden on vocals and guitar, with brothers Aidan McCann (bass) and Connaire McCann (drums).

LISTEN: Baby Strange - Pleasure City

Forming in Glasgow in the summer of 2012, they released their debut single, Pure Evil, the following May. A tribute to their home city’s clubbing culture, the track caught the attention of Palma Violets, who invited Baby Strange on tour that summer.

Further singles followed across the next year - Friend and Distance Yourself - and 2015 kicked off with the band issuing their track VVV as a double A-side with Dolomite Minor on Ignition Records. The two groups went on tour that February, and a high-profile support slot with Kent duo followed in May.

Summer 2015 saw Baby Strange appear at Mumford And Sons’ Gentlemen Of The Road show in Aviemore, Scotland and the trio made an unexpected appearance providing the soundtrack to clothes designer Todd Lynn’s show at London Fashion Week in June.

At the end of the year, the band launched their own night in Glasgow, Club Sabbath, while continuing to work on their debut album.

Baby Strange Releases

Pure Evil (May 2013)
Friend (September 2013)
Distance Yourself (April 2014)
VVV (February 2015)
California Sun (June 2015)
Pleasure City (September 2015)