Thursday, October 30, 2008
New Band To Burn One To-The Devil Rides Out
The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Perth, Australia's very own The Devil Rides Out.
"Combining the sexy big groove heaviness of stoner rock, the ugly lowbrow swagger of garage blues and the aggressive velocity of old school thrash, Western Australia’s THE DEVIL RIDES OUT have already established themselves as “Perth’s premier exponents of balls’n’all, rock’n’roll grit and grime” (Drum Media) with their first two CDs Volume I and Volume II.
Now they unleash the ferocious final chapter in their 6-6-6 trinity of EPs - Volume III. The third time around The Devil is bigger, badder and more belligerent than ever. The six new tracks are riff heaven for the rock pigs, and there’s a new found fire in the lyrical department that adds depth to the darkness.
Volume III is the real deal - the release The Devil Rides Out have always threatened to make and finally deliver. On the back of the release the band supported Nick (QOTSA/Kyuss) Oliveri's MONDO GENERATOR (US) on their down under tour in August '08.
THE DEVIL RIDES OUT WILL TOUR AUSTRALIA NATIONALLY IN JANUARY '09. RIDE ON!"
"The Perth four-piece get off to a flier with opening track Slow Gun with its catchy chorus, sounding very much like a cross between Queens Of The Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal... they generate heavy stoner rock with liberal lashings of garage blues, delivered with a ferocious grit that is reminiscent of Mark Lanegan (check second track Fiftyonepercent) or perhaps Henry Rollins at his very best. For mine the standout track is Meet Joe Blues which takes on a palpable swagger with its lap steel bursts and tougher than tough lyrics. The comparisons aside, they combine a pretty unique Australian sound with some darn fine song writing for this type of genre: In a word, hard; in three words, check ‘em out."
Drum Media Perth
"The six tracks here do more than just take hold of you on initial impact, this time they beg you for repeat listens. They also take the chance to step out of their 'metal' framework with Meet Joe Blues, a Tom Waits inspired swampy barrage featuring Ben Franz on slide guitar, that shows the depth of frontman Joey K's well developed voice. The production too by Al Smith sounds smarter, making The Devil sound much more big league, but no less authentic."
"From the get-go I'm liking its touches of Faith No More/Melvins scizto unpredictability and unconventionality, evident in the music and vocals. 'Never a dull moment' is a phrase that could have been coined for this EP. Sure they have plenty of stonerisms but they're really only one part of their musical arsenal, there's even some New Wave synth-like guitar a la The Cars on track 2, 'The Shape of a Heart', imbuing it with a touch of pervertedly endearing pop-rock sheen. Then along comes track 4, 'Meet Joe Blues', which sounds like a classic southern rock band jamming with The Stones on an evil(er)adaptation of Sympathy For The Devil. Looking at their myspace, you can see their stated influences range from country to thrash and almost everything in between. The thing to point out here is, lots of bands fling around disparate influences like this, but very few manage to tie them together as convincingly as The Devil Rides Out do. I look forward to seeing where they go with a long player."
If you are looking for something new and refreshing, check these guys out. You will not be dissapointed!!
For more info and where you can purchase music from this remarkable band check out their MySpace page.
Free MP3 "Slow Gun"