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| 8 May 2013 | Reply

World Domination Music
February 2013
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar

Little Devils - About Time EP

“New shoots from old roots” says the blurb on LITTLE DEVILS’ Facebook page, and that’s exactly what you get from this great modern blues EP. Like the 60’s R&B boom before them, Little Devils hail from London, England, yet play a very stylish take on American blues.

In this particular instance there’s a lot of 60’s and 70’s reminders: Good Times is a sassy juke joint stomp made for a Rocky Horror-styled stage show; Hang My Head is a bluesy folk song that brings to mind Buffy Saint Marie’s seventies work; No Love Lost’s flute trills, stabbing horns and great bluesy guitar solo sound like a modern Buffalo Springfield; Walking Disaster has a cabaret musical feel with its jazzy base and on Another Pack Of Lies singer Yoka channels Janis Joplin doing gospel!

Serpentine riffs and snakey horns, sassy and slinky vocals with a jazzy edge, and a band as sharp as a cut throat razor all add up to a damn good time, and despite all these old time influences to the music, there’s nothing retro about Little Devils – their influences all gel perfectly on About Time, and sound very hip in the now.

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