Mere days away from the very first DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL in Sydney, and second round for Melbourne. DEVILSKIN have been slotted to appear on the Ascension Stage at 6pm in Sydney and 6.45pm in Melbourne. STM spoke to Bassist PAUL MARTIN about the excitement and what to expect.
Well, they were just here and they destroyed the crowds supporting Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators on their Australian Tour! Now DEVILSKIN return for DOWNLOAD! The band who are a phenomenon in their native New Zealand finally go to showcase their live brilliance on the big stages and the big crowds in Australia.
Here are what the critics had to say:
Devilskin absolutely got the crowd hot as hell with their high powered explosive set. Vocalist Jennie Skulander’s was looking fiery in her sexy red dress as she dominates the stage showcasing her incredible power and range. – SCENEZINE
As proceedings commence with DevilskinI am witness to history repeating as the crowd assembled are left mouth agape in awe of this sensational band – SILVER TIGER MEDIA
Devilskin are good enough to be headlining shows, this is a band that you need to know about and need to discover very, very quickly, every song was pure perfection and they delivered a stunning set to Melbourne last night – HEAVY
Devilskin started like a band with a point to prove, which they did emphatically – SCENESTR
From the minute they walked out on stage, their presence alone started winning the crowd over. Devilskin were so energetic and used every inch of the stage. They have an excellent sound and clearly love what they do. – AMNPLIFY
DEVILSKIN are a phenomenon in their native New Zealand, their Platinum selling debut album WE RISE entered the NZ national album charts at Number 1 and stayed in the top 40 for over 54 weeks! The band exploded onto the NZ rock scene with the infectious Little Pills and Never See The Lightsingles and was followed by the Number 1 airplay song Start A Revolution.
WE RISE was released on July 11, 2014 and went straight to the top of the charts remaining as the #1 Album and #1 Kiwi Artist Album for 3 weeks and achieving Gold sales after only 2 weeks. The album was certified PLATINUM in February 2015. In November 2014 the band released Live At The Powerstation DVD/CD.
DEVILSKIN replicated their debut album success by debuting their second studio album BE LIKE THE RIVERat Number 1 on the New Zealand Album charts. BLTR has subsequently achieved GOLD sales certification and they celebrated by supporting American rock legends, DISTURBED and playing in front of an 11,000 sold out crowd at Auckland’s Vector Arena. The band has also actively toured the UK, Europe and the U.S. highlighted by an appearance at Download UK in 2017.
In October 2018 DEVILSKIN supported Halestorm on 18 SOLD OUT gigs across Europe, 11 Countries, 18 cities, 18 sold out dates, driving a total of 14,000 miles! They then headlined their own UK tour 10 dates through the UK in November.
DEVILSKIN have earned a formidable reputation by earnestly demonstrating a commitment to unpretentious musical values, writing songs that have depth and passion, and a relentless touring schedule. Their tactical instrumental attack is balanced by the seductive Jennie Skulander and her incredible voice that sweeps from a whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.
See DEVILSKIN on Download!
Download Festival, Sydney: Saturday, March 09
Download Festival, Melbourne: Monday, March 11
For complete ticket information, visit: https://downloadfestival.com.au/