DEVIL AND DAUGHTER is the debut album from Melbourne-based music artiste STU THOMAS (known the world over for his bass work with Kim Salmon & the Surrealists, Kim Salmon & The Business, The Scientists, Dave Graney & Clare Moore Featuring The Lurid Yellow Mist, The Brass Bed, Luxedo and more ).
Under the influence of writers, poets and revolutionaries, Stu T offers a rich musical journey through a darkly compelling world thats bursting at the seams with an unholy grace.
A world of menacing glances, seedy bars, red wine and heavy breathing over a dodgy phone line. Think of the soundtrack to a 50s film noir outing, with Stu T as detective, inhabiting scenes full of intrigue, cigarette smoke, the wife of another man and heavy consequences, all played out in saturated black and white.
Deep-well baritone vocals and warm, nocturnal undercurrents recall Serge Gainsbourg and Johnny Cash, alongside twisted Lee and Nancy duets for a new generation.
Recorded in Stus Melbourne home, Audrey Studios (Melbourne) and Mez Studios (Berlin), all songs were penned by Stu T except for the chilling re-working of Folsom Prison Blues. Guest appearances include: Clare Moore (Moodists), Anna Burley (Killjoys) and Mike Noga (The Drones).
Devil & Daughter is destined to remain a Sunday-morning-coming-down favourite.
The Bang! Records European release of this album will be available as a CD Digipack and a gatefold Vinyl LP. It features an exclusive bonus track O Enemy, recorded in Berlin, not available on its previous Australian release.