<They Are Devo
Although slightly portlier than you may remember them, Devoâ€™s influence on electronic music is undeniable. Their Eno produced album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo, came as a novel interlude against a backdrop of late 70â€™s New Wave and they were quickly snapped up by the legendary Stiff Records in the UK.
Their acutely stylised dress sense and videos caught the attention of the fledgling MTV and singles like Jocko Homo, Mongoloid and Whip It secured their position as a band with an eccentric and slightly dark agenda. Their jerky robotic cover of the Stonesâ€™ Satisfaction is a genre defining stroke of genius.
<The 2007 European Tour Invasion dates are as follows:
Saturday June 16 - Barcelona, SÃ³nar Festival
Monday June 18 - Brighton Dome
Tuesday June 19 - London Royal Festival Hall
Thursday June 21 - Dublin Vicar Street
Friday June 22 - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Saturday June 23 - Manchester Apollo
Sunday June 24 - Glasgow Carling Academy
Tuesday June 26 - London Shepherds Bush Empire
Friday June 29 - Summer Sound Festival @ Lazzaretto
Saturday June 30 - Azzano Decimo @ Pordenone, Italy
For tickets phone the 24 hr. ticket hotline on: 0870 735 5000 Sonic State may be filming exclusive interviews with members of Devo during the tour.
Watch this space for details.
Richard Nichols gives us a detailed overview of their new oscillator
We also got a look at their prototype Eurorack formant filter
Josh and Scott show us through their collaborative grooveboxes