Ever tapped vintage momentum and traveled back to the reminiscent era of beehive hair, pastel mini skirts, and pink lady attitude? Don’t worry, we won’t need you back anytime soon. She-Devils, consisting of the melody queen, Audrey Ann Boucher, and her creative counterpart Kyle Jukka, who provides a plethora of instrumental frenzies, plunge us into a whirlpool of well-fashioned 60s musical banter.
The gang of two extend their creative minds to a sector of melodramatic sighs and yawns, while still owning their thematic intelligence seen effortlessly in their latest record self-titled, “She-Devils.” Our favorite charmers draw us in with their wit, seduction, and drama, specifically in their song, “Hey Boy,” hinting at the need to be with a perfect lover, possibly prince charming? Not only does Boucher clearly display the gushy and moody feeling one may get while impatiently awaiting their partner, but she also applies a classic retro mood accompanied by simple lyrics and her alluring vocals. One may mistake her for Nancy Sinatra or the Waitresses’ lead singer Patty Donahue; I think we may have welcomed our modern day ultra-pop-post-punk duo who has enough class and plenty of angst to reel in those from all spectrums of interest.
Graciously, the two apply a little bit of surf-rock and a smidge of pop, to their layered and infatuating 60s vibe, making them an endearing band to play on repeat. Boucher and Jukka spiral us down a tunnel of multi-colored daydreams about puppy love, while portraying the sonic ringtones of wishing a lover would call. “How Do You Feel,” hypnotizes us into a constant loop, repetitively playing an endearing track of angelic vocals, bubbly chords, and subtle cymbals, and which force us to fall into an ideal music lobotomy. She-Devils talk about the underlying issues, prominently coming up in our primitive years of growing up. The simple, yet classic thoughts we have as adolescents go unanswered most of the time, however, She-Devils create a relatable record particularly for those in the corner of confusion. You can catch She-Devils in the tail end of their current tour in a city near you.