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  • Audio CD (30 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: The Orchard
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Brooklyn s Devin releases his debut album off the back of strong buzz from the United States including unprecendented early features with Rolling Stone and Brooklyn Vegan. Having picked up his deal in America with hip New York label Frenchkiss (Local Natives, Les Savy Fav, The Drums) Devin quickly became one of the hotly-tipped and sought-after artists of 2012. A sold-out show at London s Shacklewell Arms marked his UK headline debut and stellar sets supporting The Drums for the NME Awards and a throbbing KOKO gig rounded off the 24-year-old s first visit to UK shores. Wide support from broadsheet press to national radio has ensured 2012 will very much be Devin s for the taking.

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that the exotically named Devin Therriault was perhaps a merlot-swilling Parisian philosopher, prone to strolling around the Sorbonne and attempting to whisk impressionable students away for coffee and cigarettes on the Left Bank. While Devin is intrinsically linked to a city, it certainly isn’t a European one. His sound is a sidewalk-scuffing stomp that could only be birthed from the mean streets of New York and from the unapologetic brashness of North America.

The title of Devin’s debut is something of a misnomer too. It’s less Romancing and more cheekily being chatted up by a twinkle-eyed chancer on a 3am beer buzz outside a Brooklyn dive bar. Sneering like the New York Dolls transplanted to a nighthawk-populated diner after exchanging their shiny skin-tight trousers for leather jackets and Elvis LPs, this is a rock’n’roll record and no mistake. Like fellow Big Apple residents and punk pioneers the Ramones, who took the girl group template and amped it up with electric guitars before sending it on a mind-expanding trip through the seedy corridors of the Hotel Chelsea, Devin takes it upon himself to give loverboy blues much the same treatment. With tracks called things like Born to Cry, I’m Not a Fool and My Solitude, he channels teenagers in lust like Del Shannon and Dion and the Belmonts, falling head-over-heels before bemoaning an occasional broken heart.

Despite gritty production and guitar fuzz and flare, at the heart of every song is a deeply pop sensibility. Handclaps and supremely catchy choruses are stitched through the 12-track collection, blazing through the likes of I Don’t Think I, a pulsing Saturday night garage shakeout which could have been lifted from the back catalogue of The Black Keys. White Leather makes a case for the slower end of the spectrum, an end-of-the-night ode to getting trashed with the girl of your dreams – and looking fabulous whilst doing it – that sounds like a lost Joan Jett power ballad. You’re Mine is a short, sharp, Buzzcocks-worthy thrill that, when turned up loud, is almost enough to transport the listener to a moonlit Lower East Side with an inappropriate conquest and hours of young, dumb fun ahead of them. So Devin Therriault: not a noted French thinker, but fantastique in anyone’s language.

--Leonie Cooper

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This is the debut album from Devin Therriault and the first thing I would have to say is that this is an album for fans of retro 50's/60's music in the modern era (think Miles Kane et al). If you're not really interested in hearing someone do an impression (although a very good impression but still essentially an impression) of old music then you may want to steer clear of this. The album is full of fast-paced numbers that have that retro-sheen to them. Of course the major selling point of this album is Devin's amazing voice (think a male Lulu) and while he sounds great for the type of songs he's singing it can get a little grating towards the end and start to sound like Lulu shouting in your ear for 40 minutes.

That would be my main problem with the album, in that it is very samey throughout (apart from a couple of slight changes of pace) and it becomes irrelevant what Devin is singing about as each song starts to sound like the last and because of his powerful voice, for me it needed to have more slower paced numbers or different lay-outs for some songs to break the album up a bit.

Because the songs overall are fast-paced, the album does go along quickly but sounds exciting and is fun to listen to. I am looking forward to seeing how he develops as an artist as he obviously has a great knack for writing this type of nostalgia music (there really isn't anything new or current here) but I hope to see him widen his repertoire a bit more and learn to use his voice better as he really doesn't need to twist 'n' shout on every song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One Powerful Song After Another 16 April 2012
By Bill Stella - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The best Rock album I've heard all year. My initial impression is that these songs will seep deeper beneath my skin with repeated listenings. Based on all these great songs, all these great twists on classic rock, all the ways the songs find new perspectives on time-honored themes, I look forward to becoming a fervent fan of Devin over the decades-long career that should follow. Top songs so far: I Dont Think I, I'm Not a Fool, Run, and White Leather.
(I hope to return and update this review soon.)
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams In the Dark 23 Jun. 2014
By Lee Armstrong - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Devin's "Romancing" braces a rocking not-quite-rockabilly feeling. "I Don't Think" shows off Devin Therriault's vocal swagger with a midtempo rocker, "I had a girl; I left her for dead; but I can't forget the last thing she said, 'I don't think I would do that to you.'" "I'm Not A Fool" burns with tortured romantic anguish as Devin's vocals lead a power-punch ensemble. The set concludes with the gorgeous "White Leather" that slows the tempo as Devin turns up the swagger, "'Boy, what you thinkin' 'bout??, I said, 'Nothin', just that old curse of love in my heart, you could always make the easiest things so hard, when you know I make all your dreams come true in the dark.'" "Romancing" is a strong set sure to please who like their rock & roll to bite hard. Enjoy!
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