By Devices’ latest single ‘Glad You Called’ is the kind of pulsating tune you need to get the blood pumping on a cold January night. Their sonic influences are refreshingly different to most indie bands on the circuit at the moment, making for a song that engages your brain as well as your body.
There’s now an argument to say that since we’re in the 2020s, we can start to get properly nostalgic about the early part of this century- and that’s certainly what By Devices are serving with their brand of sweaty, danceable and slightly gothic indie.
‘Glad You Called’ is erratic in the best way, with jerky stabs of rhythm and bass guitar being loosely held together by a moody post-punk riff on lead, allowing the absolute machine of a drummer to do his worst to the kit. Bloc Party’s Matt Tong would be more than pleased with such a wild and brilliant performance.
The lyrics are pretty straight down the line, but anything too fancy would distract from the incredible pace By Devices play this tune at. The joy of ‘Glad You Called’ is how it sweeps you away in its path like a flash flood and dumps you in the pit at a grimy underground venue.
There’s always room for bands who are willing to go against the grain and put their own stamp on a style, and there’ll surely be a ton of music lovers who will be more than happy to get their teeth stuck into what By Devices have to offer. ‘Glad You Called’ is just a taste of a band who have got a lot of talent in their arsenal.
Rockstate have reviewed our latest single Glad You Called:
‘Glad You Called’ is three minutes of exhilarating guitar hooks, angsty vocals full of intent fused with thundering bass lines and immense drum beats. It’s raw British indie meets rock titans blended with a touch of nostalgic disorder. By Devices have continued grafting at their well-earned talent and musicianship and as a reward I think 2020 will be their year!
A and R Factory have given our new release Glad You Called a listen, here's a few quotes of what they said:
" GLAD YOU CALLED: IS IT TOO EARLY TO CALL THE INDIE EARWORM OF THE YEAR?"
"They may not be mainstream manufactured and put on the same pedestals as the Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire. But make no mistake, they share just as much – if not more veracious talent".
"People often talk about ‘big’ sounding music, if you could actually measure the ‘size’ of sound, Glad You Called would be off the scale."
" Finding truly striking soul and emotion from up and coming Indie Rock artists, is a fairly arduous mission. With Glad You Called, you strike gold. It’s a honeycomb of intense passion and expression which will leave your lungs feeling like they’ve been laced with euphoria.