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Live Review: PREMIERE: Demon Days' 'No Winners' is a funky neo-soul bop

13 March 2018 | 11:03 am | Max Lewis

Perth quintet Demon Days have dropped their latest jam 'No Winners', blending jazz, soul, funk and R&B into one smooth package.

Perth quintet DEMON DAYS have dropped their latest effort 'No Winners', a jazzy neo-soul cut and their first since 2017's 'Killer Bees'.

Since their 2017 debut, 'Lost In Translation', the group have been refining their thick and groovy sound and dynamic energy in venues all around Perth. Mixing the jazzy sound of old school soul and RnB with a modern twist, the group is due for huge things this years as they gear up to drop their debut EP.

'No Winners' is a perfect distillation of Demon Days' influences: hip hop, soul, funk, jazz and RnB all combine into a delightful jam that goes down smooth. Warm organ keys set an energetic pace while some throwback, pitch-bend heavy synth adds some delightful character. The drums and bass strike a perfect balance between jazzy subtlety and more expressive funk, while the vocals display remarkable, soulful finesse as they tell a story of missed connections.

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The word 'classy' comes to mind for me when trying to describe 'No Winners.' It's the kind of sound that would be right at home in a sophisticated, smoky jazz club where everyone asks for an Old Fashioned at the bar and smokes cigars. Short but sweet, it does exactly what it sets out to do and then some, crafting a charming and carefree sound - something that fits Demon Days like a glove.

In support of the single Demon Days are hitting up major cities and some regional towns in April and May - check out the dates below!


Sat 7th April: Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle (TICKETS HERE)

Sunday 8th April: Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough (FREE)

Thursday 12th April: The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide (FREE)

Friday 13th April: Factory, The Foundry, Brisbane (TICKETS HERE)

Friday 20th April: Yah Yahs, Melbourne (TICKETS HERE)

Saturday 21st April: Botany View Hotel, Sydney (FREE)

Sunday 22nd April: North Gong Hotel, Wollongong (FREE)

Friday 27th April: The Bird, Perth ($5 ON THE DOOR)

Saturday 28th April: Settlers Tavern, Margaret River (FREE)

Saturday 5th May: The Fire Station, Busselton (FREE)