Drummer-less band, The Devil Makes Three, is returning to London’s prestigious Scala tomorrow (Thursday 26 March) following a whirlwind UK tour.
“I can’t wait to get onstage, I love it,” says Pete Bernhard, the band’s guitarist and lead vocalist. “Playing music for a living is a blessing and a curse, but for us there’s no other option.”
The Devil Makes Three are known for crafting exuberant rhythms with upright bass, banjo, guitar and vocals. The band’s fourth and latest album I’m a Stranger Here infuses raucous American blues with ragtime and rockabilly, and avoids confinement to a particular musical era. “We bend genres pretty hard,” says Bernhard.
The album was recorded at Dan Auerbach’s (Black Keys) Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville and produced by Buddy Miller. It was Miller’s idea to record at Easy Eye rather than his renowned home studio. “There’s one live tracking room filled with amazing gear, and that defines the kind of record you’re going to make. That was exactly the record we wanted to make, and we knew Buddy was the one who could capture us playing together like we do.”
The band sold out the same venue on their last trip to these shores. Expect it to be packed and full-on fun.