Wellington-based indie rock band, Voodoo Bloo, have joined forces with Boneface Brewery to create a beer of their own, a hazy pale ale.
The idea came about from Tony McDonald, manager of Voodoo Bloo, and his passion for craft beer.
“I approached the owner, Matt Dainty and he was so keen that the same night he and Sophia, jumped in their car and drove down to Valhalla to see Voodoo Bloo play a gig. They loved the music so much that they said yes immediately. The band also love craft beer and are very
excited to be part of this,” says Tony.
McDonald also used to be the proud owner of 1500 empty bottles strong beer collection but sold the collection to convert his bar
into a studio. This allowed them the recording of the first album, JACOBUS during the first Covid-19 lockdown
Wellington has been praised for its inherent coolness for decades and is famously known as Aotearoa’s Craft Beer
Capital. It also boasts an incredibly vibrant music scene with a strong sense of community and a wide range of talent.
With a lot of musical inspiration behind many of the Boneface Brewery beer names, it was a match made in heaven.
“The band possess a sound that is both unique and yet familiar, marrying influences of eclectic indie melodies with
heavy punk distortion and youthful, raucous energy (think Arctic Monkeys meets IDLES). When these guys reached out to us
about a potential collaboration, it was certainly a no-brainer,” says Dainty.
“Brew day” took place on July 22 and 23 with the band being invited into the brewery to help assist with the creation of the beer.
It’s still in the early stages of brewing so a release date is yet to be confirmed, but Boneface is hoping it will be
ready to roll out just in time for Beervana (August 13, 14) where Voodoo Bloo are set to perform.
Voodoo Bloo recently released their debut album, JACOBUS, which features current punk-rock favourite, ‘MMA’
Catch Voodoo Bloo live:
Friday August 6 - St Peters Hall, Paekakariki - All Ages - Tickets
Saturday August 7 - Snail, Palmerston North - All Ages - Tickets
Friday August 13, Saturday 14 - Beervana Festival, Sky Stadium, Wellington - Tickets
Saturday August 28 - Ohakune Lodge, Ohakune - Door sales only
Saturday October 9 - You Am I (support slot) - San Fran, Wellington - Tickets