Grunge tinged, psychedelic wonder band Baba Naga are tearing up a storm with their intriguing new single Plná Krvy. What does it all mean? GIGsoup’s Jessica Otterwell talks spirituality, creativity and Sheffield with the band.
Firstly, where did the name Baba Naga originate from?
We didn’t choose the name, it chose us.
Plná Krvy seems to have an eastern vibe, are you influenced by spirituality?
We live by our spirituality. Both the light and the dark seeps into us from the spirits to be projected out through the music. We do not adhere to convention or religion.
Who would you say is the most creative member of the band?
The band is merely a medium for the message. Our own personal creativeness is void.
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In your press release Sheffield has been described as on the boundary between urban and wild. Would you say this has influenced your sound? How?
We are effected by our environment. It dictates our behaviour and the way we deliver these hymns. We are not directly influenced by Sheffield as such but what it has changed us into.
Describe your live shows
Our performances for us are like sermons. Our audience will experience an introspection of the soul. An overwhelming feeling of despair. A pure devotional despondency.
Lastly, what’s coming up next for Baba Naga?
We release a vinyl on 04.11.16, the second of a trilogy. The general public and join us in praise in London – Shacklewell arms – 30.10.16, Nottingham – Rescue Rooms – 04.11.16, Sheffield – Queens Social – 05.11.16, Leeds – Headrow House – 08.11.16