They have been together for less than two years, but the twisted fusion of electro, breakbeat, house and sleazy synth-rock that Devil’s Gun produce in their underground East London lair, has already helped them secure a fierce reputation on the UK’s live circuit, as well as at national press and radio… And all this before releasing an album. Now, after a year of solid gigging and all-night studio sessions, the band is about to let fly with their debut album, backed up by tours and festival slots throughout 2009 and beyond that will see their music heard by a far larger audience. You have been warned.
The band’s life began after vocalist Jagga had been working with production cohorts Olly and Jay on separate projects, but the trio soon realised that their influences and styles would be put to better use working towards a common cause. After the introduction of drummer and Manumission resident percussionist Don Bastardo, and guitarist Adam Hyde, the set-up was complete and the tracks soon began to pile up on the hard drive. Not content with the confinements of dark studios and sweaty rehearsal rooms, they soon took their show on the road and the response they received couldn’t have been better. By the end of the summer they’d played all over the UK, their live following growing with each gig. To add to this, their demos were soon being played on national radio and the music press was comparing them to the likes of Prodigy and Basement Jaxx. Not a bad year for a band without a record deal.
In 2007 the band set up their own independent label, ‘Eat Electric Records, and their first release, ‘Raising The Beast’, sold out in weeks. Their second sinlge, ‘Gold Dust’, received support on Radio 1, Xfm, Kiss 100, Capital FM and Galaxy, and live sessions on Xfm and Kiss soon followed, all eventually culminating in a full album deal with Bodog Music, home to hip-hop legends DMX and Wu-Tang Clan amongst others. To support their following releases, the band have been touring the UK and Europe, playing at most major festivals, including Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight, V, Get Loaded In The Park and The Electric Gardens Festival, where they were hailed in the press as ‘arguably the best act of the weekend’ by the organisers. With an album due out soon, 2009 could well be the year of the Devil’s Gun…