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Forever EP
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10"

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ON16 ON16
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RELEASE DATE
10/16/2020

The three-track Forever EP features two new compositions, the title track "Forever" and "My Slum Soul", plus an incendiary new version of an old live favorite "Ink Runs Dry". Folk Devils, the London group that took their name from a well-known academic text on social scapegoating, and who blazed a trail across the UK's independent music scene of the mid-80s with their unique brand of post-punk energy, have returned with their first new music in 35 years. Recorded at London's famous Konk Studios in North London and mixed and co-produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer Rik Simpson, the re-born Folk Devils drew inspiration from the release of their 2016 career retrospective Beautiful Monsters (2016) and the reactions at subsequent live shows around the UK with kindred spirits Membranes, Inca Babies, and The Cravats. Founder members, guitarist Kris Jozajtis and bassist Mark Whiteley, reformed the group by recruiting members of a short-lived 1987 version of Folk Devils; guitarist Nick Clift and drummer John Hamilton. Together, with singer Dave Hodgson, they soon discovered they had created a well-oiled twin-guitar juggernaut that brimmed with the same restless, twisted blues that characterized the first and second iterations of the band from 1983-87 when they were fronted by the highly underrated and now sadly-departed singer/songwriter, Ian Lowery. Hodgson, a fellow transplant from the North-East, had known Lowery in the early '80s prior to Folk Devils, when the two were in their respective post-punk bands Ski Patrol and Parting Shots. Translucent red 10" vinyl; edition of 250.