THE BLACK WIZARDS TO CAST A SPELL OVER DESERTFEST 2018!
Desertfest is proud to introduce another London debut appearance from a young band that has just released their second full-length. With earthy, soulful vocals, grooves that can be subtle and ass-shakin’ in equal measure and proto-doom downer rock that evokes smoky nights in dive bars, Portugal’s The Black Wizards are a retro 70s rock delight.
Helming the dark council is the multi-talented front-woman Joana Brito, confidently leading songs with vocals and guitar which can wind between hard rock, acid-fried acoustic ballads and any other avenues she decides to investigate. Songs that proudly combine a love of funky, heavy riffage and occult sixties psych like Black Widow and Coven are their forte, and they have more to offer as well. They revel in bluesy jamming, letting the songs go in their own directions, resulting in atmospheric pieces that rock like the devil’s cradle while caressing the soul at the same time. Join them next year and witness the wizards work their magic.
Words: Rich Sheppard