Devilman Live In London
, January 9th, 2013 12:15
Small But Hard & the Quietus present Devilman, Gum Takes Tooth and Kohhei Matsuda at Cafe Oto
Photo by Bryce Davesne
Devilman's supremely intense self-titled debut was one of last year's more evil gems - so much so that it found its way into our favourite albums of 2012. "Gargantuan washes of noise vomit out of the speakers and the listener's top body twitches like a freshly severed hand," said tQ's Mat Colegate in our review. "You find yourself wondering how much more fun life would be if Skrillex sounded more like this. Less mannered and metallic, more straight-up mental. How awesome would it be if all the kiddies with brostep slopping out of their car speakers replaced it with Devilman, and watched in amazement as their Volkswagens transformed into giant war mechs bristling with mind-pulping sonic weaponry?"
Now the band - the mutant brainchild of Shigeru Ishihara (aka DJ Scotch Egg), Dokkebi Q's Gorgonn and Bo Ningen's Taigen Kawab - are set to play live at London's Cafe Oto on Sunday 27th January. If their album and shows last year are anything to go by, it'll be destructive. For a taster of what to expect, you can listen and download a 12 minute long album mash-up mix of Devilman via the embed below.
The night, presented by Devilman's label Small But Hard in association with the Quietus, will also feature Gum Takes Tooth and Bo Ningen's Kohhei Matsuda. The latter will be opening the night with a "solo electric wall of noise", and the former, and the former's percussive psych/noise will be further bolstered by the addition of a second drummer for the occasion. Further details of the gig and tickets - which are £5 in advance or £6 on the door - are available from the Cafe Oto site and Wegottickets.