The Devil is dedicated to unearthing unknown, unheard, unseen, unheralded, unfamiliar or down right unbelievable bands old or new that have not yet hit the radars of the British public. If you are a new band or artist and would like to be considered for inclusion then please contact me via email or twitter.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Petting Sounds

From : Swansea, Wales

Heavy Petting Zoo

Crash from Welsh dark rockers Heavy Petting Zoo is the latest in a long line of storming singles from the Too Pure singles club. The single is much more nuanced, more complex than you'd expect from a band who share their name with the title of NOFX's sixth album. It's not the loud, raucous, straight from the gut punk rock that their name would suggest it's a growling, rumbling, menacing post punk rocker that sounds like Karen O fellating Link Wray in the Cramps kitchen. 

Crash and the b-side Inherent Vice are the sound that emerges after a year locked away in a windowless cellar. It's the dark, gothic, black clad, threatening big brother of Best Coast, The Drums, Beach Fossils and the rest of the sun kissed surf pop bands that exploded last year. 


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Some Candy Talking

From: Edinburgh, Scotland

Candythief

Time in the Tin from Candythief, aka anglo-euro songwriter Diana de Cabarrus, sounds like a grown up Britpop stripped of all the laddish baggage. It's the kind of story telling, lightly psychedelic flavoured, subversive pop that Ray Davies would be proud to have written. I like this, I like this a lot. 

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