FOLK DEVILS: Forever: 10”/CDEP

I saw Folk Devils a lot in the 1980s and really enjoyed its brand of blues-tinged punk, which occasionally brought to mind The Gun Club. This is the first new music from the band which reformed in 2016, with Dave Hodgson on vocals in place of Ian Lowery, who sadly passed away in 2001. Two new songs accompanied by a reworking of “Ink Runs Dry” make up this EP and they carry on in the same vein with a rumbling rhythm section, sharp guitars, and ominous vocals. I’m really pleased to have this band back and making quality music again. –Rich Cocksedge (Optic Nerve, opticnerverecordings.com)