Tag Archives: Devo

Divus Julius presents: Snapped Ankles

London based post-punk band Snapped Ankles were formed in East London in 2011, the band became known for their DIY nights, performing in “shamanistic costumes” with elements of performance art, live improvisations and art-rock.

 Musically the four-piece make dance-infused, post-punktronica which channels the improvisational spirit of Can into the visionary efficiency of Devo and delivered with relentless energy. It’s the sort of music that makes you want to move, but that’s not the main reason they’re best known for their incredible live performances. It’s not a rock show, it’s the immersive experience of entering their electronic forest. Dressed head to toe in ghillie suits and playing self-made synthesisers built from rotten logs, they create a visual spectacle on whatever stage they occupy. They create an atmosphere that stimulates all senses and is like nothing you’ve seen before.

Two years on since the release of ‘Stunning Luxury’ they have announced that their new album ‘Forest Of Your Problems’ will be landing on 2nd July via The Leaf Label.

4Ever Songs: Devo ‘Mongoloid’

Devo were – for many young Americans – the first new wave band of any consequence. But their super-stylised image of black humour, dazzling visuals and catchy synth-pop hooks caught the attention of weirdos and outcasts everywhere.

Things really took off on Aug. 28, 1978, with the release of the band’s first studio album, “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!” The song Mongoloid was included in that debut record.

The muses of La Musa: Caroline Rose

An obsession with money, an unfaithful lover, a friend’s accidental pregnancy, misogyny, loneliness, death… This is just some of the lighthearted subject matter that make up LONER––the darkly comedic second album from songwriter/producer Caroline Rose. Armed with an arsenal of new instruments and equipment, an ever-growing sense of “ahhh fuck it,” two years of exploration, and a wicked sense of humor, Rose delivers a set of serious songs wrapped in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito. Because, as Rose puts it, “Sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail”.

“I call it Schizodrift,” she says sipping on a martini with her pinky out. “I want to make music that sounds as manic as I feel.” Filled with catchy synth hooks, Ray Manzarek-esque Farfisa, surf guitar, depth of thought and a punk attitude, LONER captures the energy of bands like Le Tigre and The Cramps, and nods to the styles of Blondie and DEVO, the pop hooks of icons like Justin Timberlake, all the while being inspired by the artistry of Kate Bush.

Les versions d’il Dottore: Devo: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

L’any 1965 The Rolling Stones varen llençar el senzill (I Can’t Get  No) Satisfaction, composta per Mick Jagger i Keith Richards, que fou un gran èxit i el riff de la qual és un dels més famosos de la història del rock. L’any 1978 la banda nord-americana Devo revolucionava l’escena alternativa amb el seu disc de debut Q:Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! produït per Brian Eno després que David Bowie li fes arribar una demo que aquests li havien entregat. En aquest primer disc s’incloïa la versió de Satisfaction que fou considerada pel diari britànic The Telegraph com una de les 50 millors versions de tots els temps. Un regalet per les oïdes de l’extravagant il Dottore.