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 30, 2014

Good Thymes

From: Lancaster, England

The Thyme Machine


The Amateur Taxidremist from Lancaster's The Thyme Machine is the sound rattling around Karl Pilkington's head as he wanders around a museum of taxidermy. It's the northern wit of the Lovely Eggs, the obtuse world view of Half Man Half Biscuit, and some badly stuffed birds compressed into just under 2 minutes of indie pop perfection. 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Too Pool for School

From: Los Angeles, United States

Girlpool

Since featuring LA duo Girlpool in May this year (Pool Party) they've been getting mentions in all the best music places on the planet. They are a shoe in for the end of year lists and should be in everyone's list of the bands to watch in 2015. Slutmouth, one of my favourite tracks of the year, has disappeared from the internet since the post in May but hopefully it'll reappear now the girls have signed up with Wichita Records. 

Until Slutmouth re-emerges there are a couple of newish tracks on the Girlpool soundcloud site, a video and a split single with Slutever to keep us company. Plants & Worms is a standard acoustic track transformed by the girls soon to be trademarked harmonies and childlike lyrics, Blah Blah Blah is a treatise on the futility of arguments and is the track that's got the most attention but it's Jane that's got my earbuds quivering with delight. Jane is a lo-fi concoction that combines a tale of female emancipation through violent intervention with some bluesy guitars, vocals that recall the Breeders at their most laid back and a scream that could pierce diamonds.   

You're going to be hearing a lot more from Girlpool over the next 12 months. 

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