Out now is the amazing debut album from Australia’s very own Devotions. I’ve talked a lot about this album over the last few months and I have to tell you, I’m still stoked about it. We are attempting to raise enough money to run a vinyl pressing but we need a lot more purchases!
Devotions is a dream pop outfit that started as a way for songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Luke Zahnleiter (from Glitter Veils and The Rational Academy), to escape the loops of OCD and destructive habits. Based in Brisbane (AUS), he was joined by artists Kate Mockunzie and Amber Ramsey to create a romance between nostalgic pop and a narcotic-like ambiance. With a fascination of films by directors such as Wong Kar-Wai, Nicolas Winding-Refn and David Lynch, their music could easily soundtrack all the neon reverie and hedonism portrayed in these worlds. Throw in other core influences such as 80s Australian post-punk, ambient and the art of Ed Hopper, you can clearly see where their brand of minimal, luxuriant pop stems from. Their sound is one of bleak romanticism that captures a sonic pallet that is as fragile as it is beautiful.