'...combines coastal folk, mariachi horns and psychedelic americana...'

 

Guitarist and producer Hans Deville cut his rockíníroll teeth with highly respected ska-punks King Prawn. It's not an uncommon story, and during the pandemic this isnít the only project born from a musicianís desire to keep creating. Setting up a studio in his Stained-Glass workshop, a hybrid album of mariachi, sea shanty and twangy western began to develop. Live brass was recorded by his ska punk buddies, even his mum lending an accordion playing hand on first single Porbandar. In addition to the King Prawn brass boys, Richard Glover bass player of the mighty Dub War, makes a special appearance on the Latino flavoured ìDivaî. On hearing the works in progress, old time friend Karl ìLostî Horton introduced Hans to ìdark countryî singer Andrew J Davies. The pair immediately hit it off with Andrew laying down the vocals that very evening, taking influence from his Welsh roots by incorporating four level harmonies, much favoured by male voice choirs, on Porbandar the sea shanty evoking first single. The collaboration continued with half the album featuring the Hastings based vocalist. It did not stop there. Eager to take the album ìon the roadî, a band of Hastings based musicians were assembled. The first show in London at Paper Dress Vintage was a sell out. Videos from the night were circulated with festival offers already coming in.

 

Label: Property Of The Lost Records

Catalogue Number: LOST5LP

HANS DEVILLE - PROPHECIES OF THE LOST

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