Devour You by Starcrawler

Starcrawler’s well received self-titled debut, showed a band starting out and perhaps didn’t capture what the band really do. For their second album, Devour You, they’ve hired producer Nick Launay, who has worked with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, L7 and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. He was able to capture the essence of their live shows, albeit without making anyone bleed or breaking anyone's fingers, and help the band make a follow-up with a harder edge. 

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Devour You by Starcrawler
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3/10 Will 08 October 2019

Today I've reviewed two albums that look like they might be in my top ten albums of the year, namely by Kim Gordon and Richard Dawson, and I'm not really built to handle this level of enjoyment so I was perversely relieved to listen to a pretty second-rate album, namely by Starcrawler. 'Devour You' is the Los Angeles band's second album. It's full of chunky riffage and big-sounding production. There's exuberance, and lots of it. They're the kind of band whose performance would be prefaced by Jools Holland saying something like "Hold onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen, things are going all the way to 11!'. 

'Devour You' is a bit of a slog to get through to be honest. It isn't a terrible album, but I found the thing monotonous and it definitely veered into Green Day territory on more than four occasions... There were some elements I enjoyed about this album, honest. I liked 'Born Asleep' for some reason, I think it's because it reminded me of montages in sadboi American films. I also liked the felt-covered buzzsaw guitar tone that's reminiscent of Black Sabbath and the occasional snarl in singer Arrow de Wilde's voice.

I think if they made things a bit sparser, a bit more uncomfortable, then they (as well as every group ever) could be onto something, but at the moment all I can envisage them doing is adding a horn section on the third album and climbing into James Corden's wretched little wagon to do an episode of 'Carpool Karaoke'. 




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