It’s with great delight we can announce that the debut album from Glasgow’s Chris Devotion & The Expectations will be released on Armellodie Records on Monday 30th January 2012. You can now PRE-ORDER the album from the shop. The Pre-order includes an instant download of live favourite and all round smokin’ hot tune, ‘Blister’.
What’s more if you Pre-order by Friday 9th December, Armellodie will ensure you get your record in the post prior to Christmas - a whole month before the record hits the streets officially - cannae say fairer than that.
Amalgamation & Capital is an effortless listen, from intense ballad to amped up rockers, from love songs to political point scoring, CD/EX never forget that all your favourite records are filled with memorable hooks and that there is always room for a new favourite band.
The economic and the interpersonal are the crux around which Amalgamation & Capital has been written. Devotion elaborates -
“Relationships (amalgamation) on a subconscious level are a matter of what we want from the other person (their capital); what they offer us. But in a more literal sense there is the economic meaning of these words and to a large degree I still believe that your life choice/options and how you relate to people is still influenced by class. So even relationship-y stuff still has an economic/power aspect“
Recorded and mixed with producer Andy Miller (Sons & Daughters, Life Without Buildings, The Delgados, Martin John Henry) at his own Gargleblast Studios in just ten days, Amalgamation & Capital was tracked at a furious pace, bringing about a whirlwind of sweltering performances. The full tracklisting is as follows;
A Modest Refusal
I Don’t Need You Anymore
Tell The Girl
I Need Your Touch
It’s Not a Secret
You’ve Got It All
Surveying The Young Professionals
Eyes Open Now
The Girl Is Leaving
I’m Already Home
Laura Was Right
I Ain’t Got No Home
Better Than This
So get some Rock’n’Roll in yer stockings - http://chrisdevotion.bandcamp.com/album/amalgamation-capital