Iconic music magazine Rolling Stone are streaming Devil Electric’s debut self-titled album right now!
Speaking about the album, Rolling Stone say:
“From a stomping blues riff a scene takes shape — an eerie, abandoned lake on the outskirts of the village, with rituals and murders and all mysterious urban legends attached. From there, characters are introduced (“Shadowman”, “Lady Velvet”), ahead of both biblical-level tales of damnation (“The Dove and The Serpent”) and intimate confessions (“Hynotica”). If there’s a constant narrative through the thrilling vintage-doom-meets-modern-rock self-titled debut from Melbourne’s Devil Electric, it’s obfuscated enough to steer well clear of concept record territory. Instead Pierina O’Brien’s vocals — sharply turning from haunting howls to plainspoken clarity — expertly guide us through the beautifully bloated supernatural settings — all grandiose guitar solos and thumping, sludgy rhythms — towards occasional, more experimental, minimalist clearings. More than a simple set of contrasting shifts, and entertaining beyond the mere unpredictability, Devil Electric doesn’t simply strap in and ride the rollercoaster of the band’s self-described “modern occult” style but takes us well off-course, deep into the theme park’s surrounding, presumably haunted, woodlands.”
“Sometimes the events we go through in life can even evolve how we approach music. Such as is the case for British power trio HAIR OF THE DOG, who are celebrating the release of their brand new album ‘This World Turns’ (2017) via Kozmik Artifactz. The Scottish band leaves one foot firmly footed in their classic rock sound that ‘The Siren’s Song’ (2015) laid the foundation for, but as life has progressed so did the music. Quite literally, in fact. Singer-guitarist Adam Holt has been more than vocal about there have been major events causing each member to step back and look at life a little differently, with more wisdom and compassion. As their hearts grew, so did their music. This World Turns is about taking the time you need to reflect – an “audible snapshot,” as he calls it.”
Read full review at Doomed and Stoned
It’s just a week now until Scottish rock trio, Hair of the Dog, release their highly anticipated third studio album, “This World Turns”. Mixed by James Atkinson of the Gentlemans Pistols and mastered by Tony Reed, Mos Generator, “This World Turns” will surely be a turning point in the bands career – and the positive reviews have already started rolling in.
In his review of “This World Turns” Martyn Coppack of Echoes and Dust says:
“Whilst the industry will no doubt dither and perhaps continue to moan the lack of decent rock bands in the UK, Hair Of The Dog have proved with This World Turns that there is still life in the old “dog” yet. There is a sense that the band have finally arrived on this album, and through its fiery riffs, soulful vocals, and belief, you can sense a band ready to make that leap into the big time. Whether that happens depends on luck these days, and if it doesn’t then the music world has missed out on something special. This music deserves to be heard by a wider audience, and Hair Of The Dog should be looking at main stage slots for all major rock festivals. This World Turns feels like it holds the key to this, let’s hope lady luck shines down. Regardless of that outcome, what we have is a minor masterpiece and one of the great heavy rock albums from a UK act for quite some time.”
You can read Martyn’s full review HERE
“This World Turns” is out worldwide from the 14th of July on Vinyl, CD and Digital.
Pre-Order “This World Turns” Today