Montreal duo She-Devils are excited to announce their signing to Secretly Canadian and share a brand new single, “The World Laughs”, along with an official video.
Through primitive electronic gear, hypnotist vocals, and an “amusement park of sounds”, She-Devils are the duo of Audrey Ann Boucher and Kyle Jukka. The music is built from original sonics inspired by everything from Iggy Pop to Madonna to T-Rex to Can, as well as the romantic longing of ‘60s yé-yé.
The pair met four years ago while living at a music rehearsal space in the Mile-Ex neighborhood of Montreal. The band played gigs for about eight months though they did not record right away. Striving to make music that feels “as visual as possible,” the band hopes to strap listeners into a rollercoaster ride “with Audrey’s voice as the centrepiece to cling to.”
The duo are inspired by the cinema and art of Gregg Araki, Yayoi Kusama, Andy Warhol, John Waters and Quentin Tarantino. They direct their own videos. Audrey creates the artwork that accompanies the music. Her self-taught style evolved by watching hours of Disney movies, The Simpsons and Powerpuff Girls.
Audrey is also musically self-taught. In fact, she had never even played music before forming She-Devils. “I’ve always seen music from the perspective of an artist or music lover rather than that of a musician,” she explains. “When I sing over a loop, I don’t feel like I’m in control of what I do, or that I am cerebrally engaged with making music, it’s more like my subconscious is completely taking over my mind and it just comes out of my dreams.”
She-Devils will play a special, intimate performance at The Glove in Bushwick, Brooklyn tomorrow, March 2nd, before making their way to SXSW in Austin later this month. In May, they head to the UK for select shows including The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. A list of dates is below with more to be announced soon.
SHE-DEVILS TOUR DATES:
Thu. March 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Glove
Tue. March 14 – Austin, TX @ Side Bar (Harry Fox Agency/Rumblefish SXSW Day Party)
Wed. March 15 – Austin, TX @ Valhalla (Arbutus Records SXSW Showcase)
Thu. March 16 – Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies (Brooklyn Vegan SXSW Day Party)
Thu. March 16 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Secretly Canadian SXSW Showcase)
Fri. March 17 – Austin, TX @ The Swan Dive (Pop Montreal SXSW Showcase) (set time: 11:00PM)
Thu. May 18 – London, UK @ Moth Club
Fri. May 19 – London, UK @ London Fields Brewhouse (Bad Vibrations Alldayer)
Sat. May 20 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival