Published Jan 15, 2016In 2014, Audrey Ann and noise artist Kyle Jukka began making music as She-Devils, a duo whose formless soundscapes quickly evolve into sonic tapestries of retro samples evoking eerie and obscure pop moments from the '50s and '60s. Their self-titled debut EP may only be three songs (and one remix), but it more than establishes their warped electronic sound. She-Devils is lush and spacious; songs loop in and out of their dreamy compositions to make a release that's actually quite short feel like a wonderful, never-ending story.
"Come" opens the EP, riding on some distorted surf-pop tides. Ann's lush vocals undulate to the herky-jerk rhythms as her romantic summons swirl through the soothing tape hiss. "Don't try to resist me," she sings: "Come, come, come, come." The repetition becomes more and more potent as her words flow right into the eye of Jukka's deconstructed, atmospheric storm. When "Where There's No One" leads Ann into murky territory, the textured organs take over in the place of fragile melodies, but she picks them back up when she taps into more heartfelt dream-pop of "I Wanna Touch You," one of Jukka's more delicate, breezy compositions.
With Majical Cloudz's Matthew Otto lending a hand in the mixing department, She-Devils trigger strong and varied emotions throughout their debut EP, turning love's uncertainty into an enthralling journey that's sultry, spooky and never quite as serious as it seems. (Independent)