AMIGO THE DEVIL Releases New Video For ‘Cocaine And Abel’ 10/10/2018 24 AMIGO THE DEVIL ‘COCAINE AND ABEL’ from the debut album ‘EVERYTHING IS FINE’ produced by Ross Robinson out 19.10.18 (Regime Inc / Membran) UK TOUR 07.12.18 LONDON Borderline 08.12.18 NOTTINGHAM Bodega Social 09.12.18 NEWCASTLE Think Tank 11.12.18 GLASGOW Stereo 12.12.18 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute 13.12.18 BRISTOL Thekla 14.12.18 LONDON Oslo A key figure in the US ‘Murder Folk’ scene that also includes contemporaries such as The Devil Makes Three and The Dead South, the music of singer-songwriter Amigo The Devil is a unique blend of Folk that also incorporates elements of Southern Gothic, Country and Bluegrass. Initially influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Godspeed! You Black Emperor, the artist born as Danny Kiranos has a recognised sound that carries traces of US artists such as Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show and singer-songwriters William Elliott Whitmore and David Eugene Edwards (16 Horsepower), allied with direct, often morbid lyrics shot through with a dark sense of humour. Following a number of well received single and EP releases, the debut album by Amigo The Devil, entitled ‘Everything Is Fine’, has been produced by Ross Robinson, renowned for his work with major league hard rock/metal acts (Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot) but here bringing a warmth and presence to a musically varied set of songs that reveal more with each play. The album also features drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Prophets Of Rage) sitting in on the entire recording session. Recorded at Valentine Studios, a time capsule untouched since the 1970’s, each song has been recorded, mixed and mastered direct to tape to capture an absolute and pure brutal honesty. A first taste of ‘Everything Is Fine’ has been made available in the shape of the confessional ballad ‘Cocaine And Abel’, which has stunned all who have heard it. Finger-picked acoustic guitar, piano and a sympathetic, sparing string arrangement underpin a song described by the Everything Is Noise site as “a contrite and regretful man bares his soul by recounting his bad decisions, evil acts, self-doubt and fears. It’s one of the most powerful songs that I have heard all year.” Commenting on the brand new video for ‘Cocaine And Abel’, Kiranos states that “I wanted it to be a real life catalogue of the confessions in the song. It’s the process of personal change and hopefully growth which is a strong theme throughout the record.” Repeating part of the haunting lyric of the song, he adds “I was born impatient and I was born unkind, but I refuse to believe I have to be the same person I was born when I die.” Kiranos has amassed a sizeable following in the UK and will tour for the first time as Amigo The Devil in December. Despite being armed with only his voice and a banjo/acoustic guitar, his live show is loaded with sing-alongs and a heavy dose of humour, helping to make often grim topics accessible to fans of all genres. amigothedevil.com Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.