Bucks Music Group

Bucks signs Baby Strange frontman Johnny Madden

Madden has worked with the likes of Spyres, Pretty Preachers Club, Pleasure Heads, Dogtooth, Sophie Wood and The Dunts

London, 13th October 2021 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

Bucks Music Group is one of the UK’s leading and longest running international, independent music publishers.