O U T S I D E L E F T   stay i n d e p e n d e n t

Devils Do

Rock and Roots. Devils EP.

get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter
by Lee Paul, for outsideleft.com
originally published: March, 2018
there's not another band rocking like the Devils do, in Bearwood or abouts right now
by Lee Paul, for outsideleft.com
originally published: March, 2018
there's not another band rocking like the Devils do, in Bearwood or abouts right now

Devils
Rock and Roots EP
Big Chunk Records

The Devils Rock and Roots EP picks up where last years' Runk Pock LP left off. Melodic power punk, delivered with teeming with pop hooks. A Bearwood take on the classic Bay Area punk sound of the early 2000s. 

The four track EP opens with a completely re-recorded version of Rock and Roots which first appeared on their LP. It's altogether fatter, thicker, chunkier and better paced than the album version and makes for a fine lead off tune on the EP. The sound production on Woz's drumming and Adam's guitar and the vocals are all wildy enhanced with just a little re-imagining. Days after first hearing it, it is a total earworm and it took the relentless rehearsing of the trumpet parts of the 633 Squadron in my living room to get it out of my head. 

Also. Just loved the guitar harmonic detail moments before the end.

Rock and Roots is followed up with Ballzout which with its own throwaway momentum somehow reminded me of Ron & Nancy's Big Wheeels. The sound of a confident band doing whatever they want.

The EP is rounded out with rockin' pop harmony of Gone and Done It, and finishes up with a perfectly adept for its minutes, Misfits cover from Static Age, Hybrid Moments.

I don't think there's another band rocking like the Devils do, in Bearwood or abouts right now. It's a singularly epic and delicious chunk of entertainment.


Devils on Facebook 

see more stories from outsideleft's Music archive »»

Lee Paul

I like to look at things while listening to things I am not looking at. But doesn't everyone.

OUTSIDELEFT Night Out 2
 
best LPs of 2019 Bill Callahan... best LPs of 2019
  1. Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest - Bill Callahan
  2. Return to Me - Lilac Time
  3. 2020 - Richard Dawson
  4. Chalk Hill Blue - Will Burns & Hannah Peel
  5. All Mirrors - Angel Olsen
Sno Aalegra... best LPs of 2019
  1. Shlagenheim - black midi
  2. The Imperial - The Delines
  3. Old New - Tomeka Reid Quartet
  4. Ugh, Those Feels Again - Snoh Aalegra
  5. 5 - Sault
Esther Rose... best LPs of 2019
  1. You Made it this Far - Esther Rose
  2. Hiding Places - billy woods + Kenny Segal
  3. I Found a Place - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
  4. Thanks for the Dance - Leonard Cohen
  5. Walk Through Fire - Yola
David Benjamin Blower... best LPs of 2019
  1. We Really Did This and We Really Existed - David Benjamin Blower
  2. The Reeling - Brighde Chaimbeul
  3. Eton Alive - Sleaford Mods
  4. Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
  5. Biiri - Nihiloxica

more stories you really could read...


thumb through the ancient archives:

search for something you might like...


sign up for the outsideleft weekly. a selection of new and archived stories every week. Or less.

View previous campaigns.

Animal Collective: The Grass Menagerie
It's not the drugs that will kill the Revolution, it's the stoners.
Going Underground
Friday Night's Alright for Fighting...
Shane O'Reilly, as Elton would have said in 1975, gets a little action in
The Euston Road School of Drug- Dealing
Welcome to the Wellcome Collection . . .
Cut It Up
Paul Hawkins meets Joe Ambrose, Islamic Digger and says, "Cut It Up and Start Again, Joe..."
Blood Relationships
It's Philip A. Oldfield week in Outsideleft and, Oh Man! Can Phil write. We're starting off with an excerpt from his critically acclaimed nazis and net curtains novel Blood Relationships
Some of our favorite things...