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Now Out - The Devonns Album - Record Kicks

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Out today from Record Kicks, The Devonns' self-titled debut album...

KX073 THE DEVONNS - The Devonns LP | CD | LTD 45 | Digital pre-order it on Bandcamp


Record Kicks is proud to present Chicago soul sensation The Devonns' self-titled debut album. "The Devonns" is out on JUNE 05 (New Release Date). 

The Devonns are a group of young musicians based in Chicago, Illinois. With their debut album, they take us back to the golden era of 70’s Chicago soul, drawing influences from bands such as The Dramatics, The Isley Brothers and Leroy Hutson, yet always bringing in their own unique modern twist. The album was produced by Paul Von Mertens (Mavis Staples, Paul McCartney, Elton John) and it sees the participation of percussionist, organist and guitarist extraordinaire Ken Stringfellow, best known for his work with REM since 1997.

1.Come Back 03:42

2.Green Light 03:25

3.Tell Me 04:05 video

4.Think I'm Falling In Love 04:58

5.Blood Red Blues (Protest Song) 04:24 video

6.More 04:35

7.Ain't That A Man For You? 03:06

8.I Know 04:46

9.So In Love With You 03:41

10.Long Goodbye 04:28


The Devonns dust off the golden age of 70's Chicago Soul with their self-titled debut album on Record Kicks.

Straight from the streets of Chicago, Illinois, The Devonns (pronounced "De vaughns") are the brand new soul outfit and the latest addition of the Record Kicks' family, whose self-titled debut album that drops April 03, is an assortment of influences taking us back to the heyday of soul.

Drawing influences from bands such as The Dramatics, The Isley Brothers and Leroy Hutson, yet bringing in their own unique modern twist, influenced by artists such as Jamie Lidell and Raphael Saadiq; singer Mat Ajjarapu explains how unintentionally, the rich heritage of Chicago's history with soul music influenced him.

"The city was at the epicentre of a lot of good music back in the 50's all the way to the 80's, a lot of the labels specialising in soul were based in the Chicago and we even had our own sound known as "Chicago soul". Through several years of crate digging it surprised me how many songs I loved were recorded in this city, for example one of my favourites is this great little song by The Natural Four, produced by Leroy Hutson 'Can This Be Real', and released via Curtom Records."



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seen a lot of build up on this release over last few weeks/months

now the albums out are there any views on the album from the floor?

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The album was released ages ago, well I've had my copy weeks.  The digital files though have for some reason only juts been released.  Will give it another listen this week as been a while since I did listen but it is a pretty good steady album really.

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