“The heavy chug and masculinity of the rhythms are perfectly counterbalanced by Pierina O’Brien’s Joplin-esque vocals.” – Heavy Magazine
“Devil Electric blew my mind. A wall of sound with haunting vocals–one word, HUGE.” – Tonedeaf
“One of the best things I’ve heard in ages…Devil Electric’s first single is proof that the Southern state has possessed the soul of rock and roll.” – Doomed & Stoned
Melbourne’s Devil Electric are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album. The 37 minute, 9 track LP will be released on August 11th 2017. The second single, “Lady Velvet”, just got it’s own animated music video, created by German design studio 12 Inch Media.
Watch the lyric video for Lady Velvet here:
Bassist & co-writer Tom Hylse offers an insight into the lyrical themes behind this track: “Lady Velvet was written with the idea of painting a picture at the forefront. I wanted to create images and draw a theme in the listeners mind within the first few lines, touching on opposing forces and building a character. The song is about the push and shove of relationships we experience with the world, both on a human level and a fictional/dramatised one. There’s always light and shade in life and when you run your hand across velvet you can see it change colour and form, reflecting just that in a material form.”
Devil Electric will be rounding out 2017 with their Australian Album Tour (August-October) and an overseas run through Indonesia in December, with European & US dates in the works.
The band will be holding their album launch on Saturday, September 16th @ The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne. For more information, check out the official event page.