By Devices’ polished angsty single “Police the Police” left us with plenty of anticipation for future releases. With their latest single “Glad You Called” we have the affirmation that the Birmingham-based band is an Indie Rock force to be reckoned with.
They may not be mainstream manufactured and put on the same pedestals as the Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire. But make no mistake, they share just as much – if not more veracious talent. People often talk about ‘big’ sounding music, if you could actually measure the ‘size’ of sound, Glad You Called would be off the scale.
The frantically angular guitar carves a momentum-driven platform for the energetic vocals which hold your attention through harmonic highs and the swaggering charismatic versing.
Finding truly striking soul and emotion from up and coming Indie Rock artists, is a fairly arduous mission. With Glad You Called, you strike gold. It’s a honeycomb of intense passion and expression which will leave your lungs feeling like they’ve been laced with euphoria.
Glad You Called is due for release on January 15th, you can check it out for yourselves via Spotify.
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Review by Amelia Vandergast