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Filed Under:Music / Indie Music
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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

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Living On The Ceiling

Ceiling Demons From: Leeds, England Despite a fondness for ghostly masks Leeds hip hop trio Ceiling Demons are a far from scary proposition. Their album, Dual Eyes, released towards the end of last year is an interesting mix of muscular beats, soulful, and occasionally downright strange, samples and orchestral strings. Show More Summary

A Flock of Eagulls

Eagulls From: Leeds, England Although the letter that Leeds rapscallions Eagulls posted after last year's SXSW referring to, among other well judged insults, "beach bands sucking each others' dicks" was taken down after the expectedShow More Summary

Going Underground #12

It's about time we had another in the Devil's irregular series of tracks unearthed from the world's musical underground. Tonight we venture to the furthest city in the world from London for 5 6 of the best from the Dunedin, New Zealand underground... Show More Summary

Summer Sales

Sales From: Orlando, Florida, United States Just as the sun has just started peeking out from behind the rain clouds that have hovered over the UK like a damp blanket since Christmas I stumbled across a perfect slice of summery pop from Orlando duo Sales. Show More Summary

Shunkan Heads

Shunkan From: Invercargill, New Zealand On May 5th one of the Devil's favourite record labels, Art Is Hard Records, will release Honey, Milk & Blood, the debut EP from New Zealand based Shunkan (pronounced shoon-kahn) the nom de plume of the unfeasibly talented Marina Sakimoto. Show More Summary

Lay Preachers

Kynchinlay From: Liverpool, England I first featured Liverpool indie combo Kynchinlay on the blog last July (The Crucial Three) when I referred to the awesome Leave Me Alone as a hybrid of Echo & The Bunnymen, Pete Wylie and the Teardrop Explodes. Show More Summary

And This Year's Winner Is...

M+A From: Bologna, Italy & London, England After an intensive search of the musical undergrowth electronic duo M+A emerged as the winner of this year's Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition. Check out their winning entry Down The West...Show More Summary

The Season of the Wtch

WTCHS From: Hamilton, Canada The picture that accompanies this post on the blog sums up the music of Canadian quartet and vowel phobics Wtchs perfectly. Over Kilmer is unsettling, claustrophobic post rock with vocals that sounds like the pained cries of souls wandering the seven terraces of purgatory. Show More Summary

Born To Be Wild

Wild Decade From: New York City / San Francisco, United States Wild Decade are a melodic post-punk band based in New York City and San Francisco, led by songwriters Phil Maves and Dan Leech. Their new single Glowing Green, taken from last years album Conductor, is powerful, thrilling and as catchy as an Octopus with a tube of superglue. Show More Summary

These Promises Were Made For You

Auction For The Promise Club From: St Agnes, Cornwall, United Kingdom Devil readers with reasonably long memories may recall an interview with young Cornish indie hopefuls, the oddly named Auction for the Promise Club just over 2 years ago (Bargain Hunt). Show More Summary

Fool's Mate

It's April 1st again, the one day in the year when the world thinks it's ok to play juvenile pranks on unsuspecting friends and colleagues. News flash it's not ok and the Devil will not stoop to such childish antics. The Devil's blog is a trick free zone. Show More Summary

Well Reed

Hallo Venray From: The Hague, The Netherlands Dutch trio Hallo Venray are not a new band having been around for the best part of 30 years and are on their ninth album (as far as I can tell). Despite this they've not even registered a blip on my usually pin sharp musical radar for which I'm eternally sorry. Show More Summary

Monkeying Around

Jordan Allen From: Bolton, England Bolton singer songwriter Jordan Allen has been saddled with the unfortunate and wildly inaccurate label "Manchester's answer to Jake Bugg". It's wrong on so many levels I've lost count. First of all...Show More Summary

Mouse Trap

John MOuse From: Cardiff, Wales There are still 79 days until the 2014 World Cup kicks off so it might seem a little early for World Cup Mania to take root but Welsh indie pop outfit John MOuse (the capital O is deliberate and not a keyboard related aberration) are determined to be first in the queue for the cash in single. Show More Summary

Crossed Swords

Swords From: Dublin, Ireland Hips from Dublin trio Swords is a beautiful, fragile, epic ballad. It's sensitive, vulnerable, bruised vocals fluttering over a mournful, understated piano and muffled drums draw you in and then it bursts into life with an emotional punch that'll leave you breathless. Show More Summary

Let's Talk

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour From: Newcastle, England One of the The Devil's favourite bands, and last year's Glastonbury Emerging Talent Winners, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, have a new single coming out in April. Taken from theirShow More Summary

Treetop Flyer

Treetop From: Liverpool, England Treetop, the solo project of Craig Lamb, a singer songwriter from Liverpool, hasn't been around for long but is already attracting the attention of those with an ear for the finer things in life. There are just a couple of tracks that have found their way into the world so far. Show More Summary

Wishing Well

Olivia Louvel From: England via France I Wish I Could and Doll Maker from French electronic musician Olivia Louvel are exactly how I like my electronica, detached and other worldy. It's the sort of sound you'd expect to hear booming from the jukebox at a robots only coffee bar. Go Listen Go Visit Olivia Louvel - Facebook Go See Olivia Louvel I Wish I Could

Absolute Leg ends

Jee4ce From: Edinburgh, Scotland One thing Edinburgh rapper Jee4ce doesn't lack is confidence. His facebook url is "", which is currently more ambition than reality. However if he has many more raps up his sleeve like Time of our Life it may not be as arrogant as it sounds. Show More Summary

Get Luckie

Anna McLuckie From: Edinburgh, Scotland has made a huge mistake. How could he let the talented Anna McLuckie slip through his fingers? Anna has a voice purer than a Brita filtered snowflake and she deserves to. I'm no fan of...Show More Summary

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