Mixing, Maracas, and Marching on The Streets of Cardiff - Davey Newington


Davey Newington is a musician and front man of Cardiff band Boy Azooga. Their debut album ‘1, 2 King Fu!’ was released earlier this year, ahead of the band’s transatlantic tour, which included a stop at Rough Trade in Brooklyn.

Boy Azooga burst onto the scene in 2017 with their breakout hit, ‘Face Behind Her Cigarette’, which NME called “a total firecracker, with its mammoth riffs and splashy harmonies, all punctuated by stomping sleigh-bells.”

Since then, they’ve performed all over UK and parts of Europe, lining up at Green Man festival and appearing on Jools Holland. Signed to London-based indie label Heavenly Recordings, their music draws on a range of influences from Black Sabbath to the Beach Boys, Frank Zappa to African synth legend, William Onyeabor.

In this episode, Richard and Gideon chat to Davey over FaceTime, while he’s in transit between locations for a music video shoot. Among other things, they discuss Davey’s reaction to the last 12 months, marching in Cardiff as part of the SWS campaign, and what to expect at a Boy Azooga gig.


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Richard Swain