You know that action movie? The one where the hero jumps on a motorcycle to escape the bad guys in a high speed chase, and one by one the gang of villains are taken out by the hero? The Devil Spades are the musical equivalent of that cinematic action sequence. The audience is pulled in, the anticipation rises, and until the last song is played you can reach out and grab the adrenaline.
The band's sound is as progressive and dynamic as their history, since the bands inception in 2003, with driving rhythms that parallel their motivation to perform and entertain the masses. After four national tours, five festivals, and selling over 1,200 copies of their demo CD, they've established themselves as one of the most prominent underground NYC bands.
The foundation of their sound comes from the very heart of Rock 'N Roll - Rockabilly and Country. To top it off, they've managed to layer the energy of punk rock music, modern rock, and even a touch of heavy metal - all which they seamlessly blend and utilize in their music. But don't be fooled by the blazing guitars and heavy bass slapping - they sing, too.
The visual aesthetic of the band mimics the music; it can be dark, macabre, and at times frightening, but after all is said and done, it's just a group of guys that love their job. You can tell a great story in a song, but it's way cooler if you can show people how to have a good time while doing it.
Ian - Rythym Guitar
Eric - Drums
Sean - Lead Guitar
James - Upright bass
Tony - Vocals
for a press kit for booking or other matters please email Eric.