Laughter in the Dark (Album IV)
The Devil's Jukebox are back with their fourth studio album on gatefold digipak cd, recorded with no overdubs using ribbon mics- for an authentic taste of the past. Twelve tracks of exotic viper sounds, the hottest hokum, wistful mountain blues and a delta stomper which introduces the electric slide ukulele into our arsenal. Buckle up, this one's a doozy!
But don't take our word for it, Andy Snipper of Music News described it in his four star review: “The Devil’s Jukebox are a band I keep a weather eye out for as all their previous releases have brought me real joy. There are standout numbers all over the album, the darker and more sombre ones are beautifully balanced by the more jazzy and light songs… ‘Laughter In The Dark’ is a must have for anyone who likes their music with a proper sense of twist… the perfect album for 2020."
Pete Lay at Just Jazz Magazine, (only avaialble as a print copy) agreed also, calling it the perfect album for 2020, "...a must have cd for anyone who likes a bit of hokum with their music"
Joe Bebco in Syncopated Times also gave it a smasher of a review too, which you can read below and Ben Macnair at Blues Matters (print copy) described it as spirited ,"A characterful recording, full of joyful musical flourishes...that'll lift your spirits and in times like these , sometimes that is all you need."
Tony Burke in the March edition of Blues & Rhythm cites us as having shades of the Bonzo Dog Band and as old time music with an added dash of Tom Waits, that the reviews editor of the magazine describes as 'sounds unmissable'.
We also got a lovely full page spread from Andrew Liddle in the Yorkshire Times. There's a couple of slight misquotes, but overall it's a wonderful piece.
Check out the full articles/reviews here:
Sure Is Righteous! (Album III)
Just Jazz Magazine described our 3rd album as doing a wonderful job recreating New York's and Chicago's jazz and blues rent-house parties of the 1920s and 1930s and described it as "...good time music that can be enjoyed by all!"
Blues Matters Magazine gave this glowing notice:
"Music of the 1930s full of booze, sex, humour and no little talent. I remember seeing George Melly many years back and they manage to carry his sense of burlesque fun into 'Pigmeat Man', whilst 'Let's Get Drunk' is sublime. 'Sweet Georgia Brown' has to be danced to and if 'Gilded Cage Tango' was the last thing I ever heard I could live with it!"
PARENTAL ADVISORY : THIS ALBUM CONTAINS
SALTY LANGUAGE AND SOME ADULT THEMES
Devil's Jukebox (Album II)
Our second album features the usual suspects sans Sir Pinky. Instead our original bass player, the legendary David Broad (of the Hail Bails, Do Rite Trio, David Broad Trio and founder/ex-member of the Leeds City Stompers and a fine solo performer to boot) on the wash-tub bass.
Unfortunately our first album is no longer available as the lovely people at Jelly Roll Records sold out of copies.