Devilskin release their new single ‘Never See The Light’ on June 10th following their first ever UK tour.
‘Never See The Light’ is a rollercoaster of a tune, the powerful driving bass riff at the beginning is portent to the emotive power the song has. It’s truculent, compelling and gripping. The message and the emotion behind ‘Never See The Light’ is very dear to Devilskin’s hearts.
Following the empowerment and self-belief of the last single ‘Start A Revolution’, ‘Never See The Light’ is more an introspective reflection of loss and love.
Jennie wrote the lyrics after their dear friend Shoki Kamishima, who played bass in a band they knew, took his own life. New Zealand immigration service wouldn’t acknowledge his talents as being crucial or viable to his continuing stay in NZ with his band. He got deported and sadly took his own life.
Devilskin wanted the video to have a fun theme and lighthearted moments to honour the sort of person Shoki was. Produced by the band the video was filmed in a local nightclub, with fans invited to be part of the audience, donning crazy and weird masks and costumes to great effect.
Both ‘Start A Revolution’ and ‘Never See The Light’ are taken from their debut album We Rise. The album debuted at #1 in New Zealand and became the first album since 2010 by a domestic rock band to achieve Platinum status, while the critics have lauded its UK release.
We Rise, has now been in the Top 20 NZ Albums chart for 93 weeks while the videos for We Rise, have amassed over in excess of 1.8 million views on YouTube.
The four piece Devilskin hail from Hamilton, New Zealand and comprise of the mesmerizing Jennie Skulander on vocals, the red bearded ‘evil twins’ Nail and Paul Martin on guitars and Nic Martin on drums. Devilskin have already earned a formidable reputation by earnestly demonstrating commitment to unpretentious musical values: writing songs that have depth and passion, and a relentless touring schedule. In 2015 Devilskin have supported Mötley Crüe, Slash and Alice Cooper in New Zealand. Their tactical instrumental attack is balanced by the seductive Jennie Skulander and her incredible voice that sweeps from whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.
Devilskin’s irresistible We Rise is at times visceral, urgent and magniloquent but is also tempered with tenderness, empathy, love and bare souls. “ ‘We Rise’ is a roller coaster of emotions and moods, just like life” enthuses Paul Martin “there’s definitely power and there’s definitely passion. The songs are very real, and brutally honest, just like our live show.”
Musically twisted and possessed We Rise combines gorgeous melodies of heavy, bombastic rifts, with streamlined hard rock anthems aimed squarely at the arena circuit, no one else does it better right now.
Devilskin are currently mixing their new album and plan to return to the UK and Europe later this year.
You can purchase the We Rise CD HERE