Devils Elbow is a gritty alt. country rock band formed in 2007. The band has recently released their long awaited debut album 'Sand On Chrome' recorded at Hit Your Head Music and mixed & mastered by legendary producer Ian G. Morris (Th' Dudes, Tex Pistol, Dave Dobbyn, Southside Of Bombay). The album embraces the spirit of rock greats The Clash, Bruce Springsteen, Head Like a Hole and The Replacements mixed with a healthy dose of Steve Earle and Mike Ness.
"Dusty outlaw country collides head-on with greasy Replacements-style roots rock". - Grant Smithies, Sunday Star Times (CD of the Week)
"The songs are memorable and varied in style, running a unique line that crosses through country, punk and alternative rock influences. Devil's Elbow aren't just copying though, they quickly carve their own path" - Steven Shaw, Spareroom.co.nz
"A kickass country meets punk album. Really impressive style and cool songs." - Rip It Up
"Alcohol-soaked confessions of a road-weary old friend" - Matt Barnes, Punkas.com
Devils Elbow toured NZ in February 2010 with USA's Grant Hart (Husker Du). To coincide with that tour the bands debut single 'KO' was released and has received repeat plays on bFM, Radio Control, RDU, Radio One, Radio Active, The Most, VBC as well as numerous other local and community stations. 'KO' has featured on The Rock's 'Off The Record' and 'Advanced Warning' feature shows as well as spending weeks in the KIWI FM 'Top 10'.
Based in Hawkes Bay, the band consists of core members Alec Withers (ex-Tempo 38) on vocals/guitar, and Andrew Gladstone (ex-Garageland) on drums/vocals. The band plays live as a duo and in various other formations including bass players, acoustic sets and featuring various 'quests'.
Devils Elbow hit the road in Oct/Nov for a string of shows throughout the country with support from Grand Prix front man Andrew McKenzie. Joining Devils Elbow on bass for the tour will be ex-Green Beaver (AUS) front man Dominic Coyle.