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.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Beach Boys and Girls

From: Leeds, England

Menace Beach

With a name taken from an old Nintendo game where the player controls a skateboarding hero whose girlfriend Bunny has been kidnapped by Demon Dan you'd expect Menace Beach to be a cutesy pop band with electronic leanings. The opening 30 seconds of Tennis Court seems to confirm these suspicions but just when you're dismissing them as another in a long line of sickly sweet wimpy indie bands a blast of distortion kicks in and all preconceptions are blown away. In an instant they transform from Sarah records lite to Dinosaur Jr lite. It's sweet pop with a hard edge like a Jack Daniels based alcopop. 

With the band supported by ex Mansun frontman Paul Draper, including refugees from Sky Larkin, Hookworms and Komakino and a batch of songs in the Tennis Court mould their debut album, Ratworld, scheduled for release in early next year, is a dark horse contender for the best album of 2015 lists. 



Menace Beach - Facebook : Website


Menace Beach
Tennis Court

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Demob Rule

From: Brighton, England

Demob Happy

The rumbling, grumbling Succubus from Brighton foursome Demob Happy sounds like Song 2 era Blur slowed down and wrapped in grime caked gauze. It's sleazier than a Tory politician's snapchat history and will surely be accorded the adjective influential when the history of 2014 is written.



Demob Happy - Facebook : Website