The Kill Devil Hills

The Kill Devil Hills

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At times chugging along in a rockabilly howl, then turning out heartwrenching ballads of loss and vengeance, the KILL DEVIL HILLS take a rolling, merry lunge at the heart of rock’n’roll.

Biography

Formed as an acoustic, country-tinged 3-piece, Perth-based The KILL DEVIL HILLS have slowly swelled ranks to become a rambling 6-piece outfit, their sometimes rickety, sometimes dirty, frequently swampy and always intense take on country, folk, gospel blues and rock hearkening like some bawdy old Irish reel bashed out on a rusty banjo by a half-cut lumberjack, high on the music of moonshine.Employing a wide range of instruments, the band centres around steel and acoustic guitars, strong percussion, violin, mandolin,banjo, harmonica and soaring 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies.
After releasing their debut album “Heathen Songs” nationally in Febuary 2005, The Kill Devil Hills were nominated for 6 Wami (Western Australian music industry) Awards, and took home 2. Triple J picked up the album and loved it with The Kill Devil Hills receiving a lot of airplay on a variety of shows and then choosing The Kill Devil Hills as one of their ‘Fresh Crop’ Artists of 2005. The Hills were handpicked to perform at The WA Blues and Roots Festival 2005, were a favourite attraction at The Bridgetown Blues Festival 2005, played on stages with the likes of The Black Keys, Mountain Goats, The Pretenders, The Living End, Paul Kelly, Dallas Crane, Kim Salmon, Jebediah, The Panics, The Drones and many others. They took in a tour of the east coast in May 2005, winning peoples hearts all over the country, and were invited back to Sydney for shows in November 2005.
The early half of 2006 saw the gents being nominated for another 4 Wami's- taking home again another 2, they graced the local stage at The Big Day Out, recorded a live set for Triple J's 'Home and Hosed on the Porch' and played with such legends as the Beast of Bourbon and The Dirty Three and all the while working tirelessly on the new album 'The Drought'. October 2006 saw the release and 'sold out' launch of Drought ( through Torn & Frayed/Shock) and 3 week National tour that followed with more sold out shows along the way. At the same time, over the other side of the world, Bang! Records in Spain were busy releasing the limited edition vinyl and cd versions of the debut 'Heathen Songs' with brand new artwork and all individually numbered.
The strength of the Kill Devil Hills live shows is proven time and time again, with sell out shows every time they tour the east coast (and of course in the west). They are becoming a force to be reckoned with.
February 2007 saw The KillDevil Hills take out The Best Blues N Roots WAMi for the third year in a row.
Now, they are preparing to take on the world! With tours of the US and Canada in June and European onslaught planned for 2008.

Contact-
Jodie Regan 0419 219 011
e-mail: management@thekilldevilhills.com
www.thekilldevilhills.com
www.myspace.com/thekilldevilhills

Lyrics

Drinkin' Too Much

Written By: Steve Gibson

you met me when I was high
higher than the other guys
you saw something that you wanted to be
everybody wanted to be me

smooth like silk, quiet like darkness
shining with light and setting off sparklers
some get burned and some shine
please pour me another wine

i'm not the guy you percieve
you tell me that i'm drinkin too much
you know, i can never believe
you tell me that i'm drinkin too much
go on, pack your bags and leave
you tell that i'm drinkin too much
some things i cannot concieve
hey, and you tell me that i'm drinkin too much

you met me when i was dancin
i was out on the floor and just trancin
all the girls like a funny guy
somethins cahangin and i don't know why

everything i touch turns to shit
but you are the exception to it
i'm not crazy just a little bit touched and you tell me that i'm drinkin too much yeah

i'm not the guy you percieve
you tell me that i'm drinkin too much
you know, i can never believe
you tell me that i'm drinkin too much
go on, pack your bags and leave
you tell that i'm drinkin too much
some things i cannot concieve
hey, and you tell me that i'm drinkin too much
i hear it all the time girl
you tell me that i'm drinkin too much
you know i can't help it, i love my wine
you tell me that i'm drinkin too much
you know i even get it from my friends
you tell me that i'm drinkin too much
don't you think i know it myself
you tell me that i'm drinkin too much yeah

Discography

"Heathen Songs" LP 2004 (Torn&Frayed/Shock)
"The Drought" LP 2006 (Torn&Frayed/Shock)
"Heathen Songs" Limited Editon Vinyl 2006 (Bang! Records Spain)
"Heathen Songs" Limited Edition Import CD 2006 (Bang! records Spain)

Set List

We can play a set anywhere from 45 mins to 2 hours
We have a lot of songs so the set list changes from show to show depending on where we are and who we're playing with. We don't do covers