2017 - 2021
Australian Hard Rock / Metal Band
Going straight for an artery instrumentally and lyrically, Devil's Kiss were an open book.
Describing the overall style as 'melodic hard rock, metal', Devil's Kiss intrepidly draw on metal, blues, punk and rock.
Their tracks tackling the inevitable conflicts between freedom and failure, integrity and chaos, hope and loss.
Elle Bates' incisively candid vocals are engaging, highly versatile and dynamic, with all vocals sung clean but emotional rawness reminiscent of PJ Harvey and Johnnetta Napolitano.
The rhythm section of Amie JD on bass and Darren Gough on drums is tight and unified while still being warmly resonant, bold and articulate. With bombastic grit and firm swagger throughout the tracks.
Paul Villani's guitars are versatile and sensitive, delivering both cheekiness and forlorn melodic picking to support the tracks' changing moods.
With their darkly introspective yet voraciously glass-half-full style and their decisively irresistible live presence, Devil's Kiss will take you further out to sea than you may have planned to travel, but you will be glad you came aboard.