Album of the Week: She-Devils by the She-Devils


Coming from Montreal’s notable music scene, the She-Devils, Audrey Ann Boucher and Kyle Jukka, approach their music-making more as visual artists than songwriters. Boucher draws and paints cartoon-influenced images, including the group’s album art, and Jukka is a “sound sculptor,” molding sonic pieces from samples and loops. Their eponymous debut album She-Devils, now out via Secretly Canadian, was conceived to be “as visual as possible,” and inspired by the cinema and art of Gregg Araki, Yayoi Kusama, Andy Warhol, John Waters, and Quentin Tarantino.

The result is a complex art pop record, with an ear to the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s. Gentle touches of psychedelia and a contemporary vintage taste create a compelling mix between the Summer of Love and the Factory. Electronic sampling and real guitars are layered underneath Boucher’s untrained yet significant voice, a tool she uses, in her own words, as the “body’s ability to respond to intuition.”

Enjoy two videos off the new album below!

Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →