CD Review - This is How it Starts by The Little Devils

Ben1976 By Ben1976, 18th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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CD Review of This is how it starts by the Little Devils.

CD Review

CD Review ・The Little Devils ・This is How it Starts 7 out of 10 ・World Domination Records The 14 tracks on The Little Devils new album ‘This is How it Starts’ put narrative story telling and quality musicianship to the fore. The six piece group from Deptford feature flutes and saxophone, as well as guitar and keyboards as solo and lead instruments, whilst the vocals of female singer Yoka feature alongside a revolving cast of male singers. All of the songs are either written or co-written by Graeme Wheatlry who also plays bass, guitars, and features on vocals, whilst the colourful Saxophone of Vivienne Soan adds a Jazz like feel to some of the tracks, whilst the lead guitar duties are carried out by Geoff Grange. Dylan like word play features on ‘Little Devil’ and on ‘Kill the Kat’ and ‘Dressdown Friday’ whilst accordion and a slow rhythm add to the lovelorn ‘This Stranger’s Waltz’ and the slow blues of ‘Another Pack of Lies’ is about a delusional drinker in a bar. The musicianship on the album is of a high quality, with more than 12 bar blues being the order of the day. A Pogues like sound is on some tracks, whilst the use of both male and female vocals add a lot to these tales of everyday London Life. The dramatic ‘Orphans of the Storm’ uses a traditional slow blues form to tell a story, while ‘When U Smile’ looks at a soured love affair. Although the band is seen as a blues band, it is only one element of what they can do. There are elements of classic songwriter, funk, classic rock and Jazz, and it means that the band are probably well worth seeing live, if their recorded work is anything to go by.


Band, Blues, Live Music

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