Little Devils : Diamonds and Poison

These guys are a blues band, playing roots blues. There’s plenty of guitars here, funky blues grooves and lots of brass too, all combining to make a a great little album.. It’s certainly infectious, and you’ll be bopping away before you know it. The choruses are certainly catchy, and before too long you’ll find yourself singing along.

Whether it’s upbeat feel good tunes or sexy sax laden tracks, all are executed with passion and flare. Honestly, this was yet another band I’d not heard of until I pressed play on my CD player. That’s one of the things I love most about what we do here, discovering new music is a huge reward, especially if it’s something you’d have overlooked.

This album is extremely diverse and you can pick up on many eras that they borrow inspiration from. It’s old music played with new attitude. The same old brand new sound if you will. In fact, there’s a track on the album that actually states that very fact, namely Same Old Brand New Good News Blues…..Again.

There are some real gems on this album, from slow burning pure blues to get up and dance blues/swing. It’s certainly an up and down ride, with many twists and turns. It keeps you guessing, and you’re never sure of what’s coming next. Listening is a very enjoyable experience, and the band certainly know exactly what they’re doing, and they do it well.

All in all, this is a class album and one that’s definitely worth checking out, especially if you like your blues to be served up in a more classical way than some of the blues/rock crossovers that are popping up here there and everywhere (not that that’s a bad thing, as I really like them). Yep, this is some great stuff, and if you go out and let yourself get possessed by the Little Devils, you’ll need an exorcist to get them out of your head, they’ll stay there for a long time that’s for sure.

Give Diamonds and Poison a listen, there’s no denying that it’s a great collection of songs to listen to.