Kill Devil Hills - Demo

Carrie Goddard 00/00/0000

Rating: 3/5

This professionally recorded two track demo by 3 guys hailing from South London has a simple yet slick sound.

Kill Devil Hills consists of vocals/guitars, bass and drums. Lead singer, Matt, has a stylish and serious voice. "Autograph" starts off jilted and jerky and at first
seems to be influenced by the likes of Franz Ferdinand and The Killers. The song then warmw up post-chorus and goes into a less moody passage: laying back and kicking its shoes off, which makes the song easier to listen to but not as interesting as I had first expected. "Shoestring" has a slightly slower, sleazier vibe about it and is somewhat reminiscent of earlier Stereophonics work, but don't let this put you off, it's good stuff. Alas, like the 'Phonics they've lost and gained a band
member, let's just hope these guys can improve on this and pull a Dakota out the bag.