Bucks signs Baby Strange frontman Johnny Madden13 October 2021 - Press release
Madden has worked with the likes of Spyres, Pretty Preachers Club, Pleasure Heads, Dogtooth, Sophie Wood and The Dunts
Bucks Music Group has signed Baby Strange frontman, producer and songwriter Johnny Madden to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal.
Madden is best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist and chief songwriter of Glaswegian punk sensations Baby Strange. He is also a highly sought-after songwriter outside of the band and has become established as a trailblazer within the Scottish music scene.
Achieving success with their 2016 album Want It, Need It and 2021 EP Land Of Nothing, Baby Strange have gained praise from tastemakers far and wide, including Annie Mac, Huw Stevens, Zane Lowe, and Steve Lamacq, as well as the legendary US-based DJ Nic Harcourt at KCSN in Los Angeles.
Having shared stages with the likes of Slaves, The Vaccines, and Jamie T, Madden's dynamic punk anthems have aligned Baby Strange alongside the UK's musical elite.
Alongside producer Chris Marshall (Gerry Cinnamon), Madden has co-produced some of the most exciting new artists in Glasgow, including Gallus, Spyres, The Dunts, Dead Pony, Pleasure Heads, and The Roly Mo, many of whom have been championed by Jack Saunders as 'Next Wave' artists with promising futures.
Furthermore, tracks written and co-produced by Madden have garnered immense TV support, including spots on FOX's Lucifer, E4's Made In Chelsea, Brassic & Tattoo Fixers, and BT Sport's The Champions League.
As a songwriter, Madden already has an impressive catalogue of works, and counts the likes of Spyres, Pretty Preachers Club, Pleasure Heads, Dogtooth, Sophie Wood and The Dunts among artists that he continues to work with.
Madden said: "I'm over the moon to have signed a publishing deal with Bucks. I've been an admirer of the company and the writers they work with for a long time, so it's very exciting to be part of their roster. They get me, they understand where I'm heading, and it feels like the perfect team to be part of as I continue in my songwriting career."
Madden's manager, Gavin Harry, at Icons Music Group, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to start working with Bucks. It was clear from the very start of our conversations that Sarah, Rhiannon and the whole team at Bucks totally understood Johnny and the direction he's moving in with his career as a songwriter. The passion and excitement that they bring to the table speaks volumes about the kind of team they are."
Bucks Music Group A&R Rhiannon Bramley said: "We're so excited to have signed Johnny to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal. Johnny is a fantastic songwriter and producer, who is incredibly switched on and ambitious. Johnny and his manager Gavin are great people with a solid plan in front of them and we can't wait to start our journey together."
Bucks Music Group is one of the UK's leading and longest running international, independent, family-owned music publishers. It has a rich musical heritage, having been responsible for launching and developing the careers of music legends including David Bowie, TRex, The Move, Black Sabbath and Procol Harum. Its active A&R department continues to discover and develop new song writing talent.
Bucks' catalogue includes works written by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Procol Harum, DJ Fresh, Run The Jewels, James Blunt, Professor Green, Rudimental, Beyonce, CAN, Pete Doherty, Roni Size & Reprazent, David Arnold, Troy Miller, Seton Daunt, Ash Howes, Ivory Layne, Erland Cooper, Emma Blackery, The Heavytrackerz, LIFE, Brooke Bentham, Gold Spectacles, Zand, and more. Label publishing partners include: Heavenly, Nude, Full Time Hobby, Brownswood, Rekids, Arts & Crafts and No Hats No Hoods.