You hurt me inside

Don’t worry, I’m not really hurting inside.  It’s just a lyric from Tortured Soul, the latest and last song to be recorded for our Heavy Mind Owls project.  We recorded it last night – still need to mix it though, so you don’t get to hear it just yet.  I have spotted that we’ve all been a bit lax though.  We recorded Pretty Sun and didn’t shout enough about it.  It’s also a song for Heavy Mind Owls and it’s on SoundCloud

Nudge

It’s nearly 2017.  We’ve had a little break to see families over Christmas but we’ll get things going again soon.  It’s a little over 5 years since we got back together as HowManyDevils, so I’ve updated our profile pages.  Some things change in that amount of time…

Interested? Here they are:

Plans for next year are: name and release the Yellow Arch EP, finish recording and release Heavy Mind Owls, find a drummer, GIG!! :-O

Revisiting old haunts

Rob and I spent the evening at The Mullberry Tavern last night where we saw four pretty awesome bands. I would say the they probably represented a bit of our style in a way. Firegarden are a brilliantly talented rock and prog (and a little grungey sometimes) act that never fail to put out a good set. Then there were two other bands (who’s names passed me by [Baranovich and Modern Day Dukes :Rob]). One did covers of traditional rock tracks whilst the others were more on the punk side. The headliners were the super amazing Hands Off Gretel who put on another dynamite show. So much stage (or lack there of [Tiny, tiny stage. I think Sean’s hair probably reached across it :Rob]) presence and songs that sweep high and low as well as full on power tracks. Lauren’s voice seems to get stronger every time I see them. A brilliant night all in all. I can’t wait to start gigging again!  [I just hope we’re as good as these bands :Rob]

Kill, Kill, Beer, Whisky

HMD (38)“Kill, Kill, Beer, Whisky” may be the name or our next EP.  It could easily be “Your Face Is A Compromise” too.  Or something else, it’s just too soon to tell.

Kill, Kill, Beer, Whisky is my summation of Motorhead lyrics.  Pete was saying he’d been listening to them recently and the lyrics were actually deeper than you’d expect.  ( And any opportunity for facetiousness will be taken, but I won’t detail the Record Breakers theme tune that followed here ). Your Face Is A Compromise is one of Simon’s lyrics that will actually be on the EP, giving it a little more chance of making it.  It’ll be a little time before it’s done yet and I’m sure another name will come along.  We know we have five songs for the EP now: How To Breathe, So Far From Me, Half-Life, Lover Best Forgotten, and Knock Me Down.  And we intend to go professional for the recording.  Step up a level from this DIY malarky.  For now, watch this space.