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.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wax Idol

From: Alabama, Texas, United States


The last two years have been a creative whirlwind for Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, producing a couple of critically acclaimed albums. Katie however isn't one for resting on her laurels or taking it easy. She is already returning with Waxahatchee's third album Ivy Tripp in April. If the album follows the template of it's impressive first single Air then we can be thankful she's not taking a break. 

With it's rippling keyboards, shiny production and ghostly vocal harmonies Air is less fragile and a little higher fi than her earlier work. It also demonstrates a maturing of the themes of loss of youth and coming of age from her last album, Cerulean. Air is a tale of love and loss that Katie embraces with bravery and honesty leaving her ex "out like a carton of milk" and pretending "to be strangers lamenting and means to an end".  Air is the sound of Waxahatchee growing up, the sound of Katie stepping across the bridge from adolescence to adulthood.



Waxahatchee - Facebook : Website

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Animal Passions

From: London, England

Gilbert Linley

London composer and musician Gilbert Linley will be familiar to regular readers of the blog, having appeared last year under one of his aliases Aztec Cormorant (New Stuff 27th July 2014).  The eccentric Animal, Vegetable, Mineral sounds like it occupies it’s own, slightly deranged, world, a world where the Avalanches are revered as Gods.



Gilbert Linley - Facebook