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House Above the Sun - Runaway Devil
This four piece band present a beatnik Americana sound combining elements of folk, rock, blues and country flavours and is reminiscent of artists such as Son Volt, Pat Dam Smyth, Dry The River, Kurt Vile, Lucinda Williams, Wilco and White Stripes. Runaway Devil is a timely depiction of unbridled greed and power running riot in modern day life, but one in which the oppressors, unbeknown to themselves, are being controlled. As the band's lead songwriter Jim Moreton says the song "mourns the corruptibility of those in serious positions of power and influence, yet also suggests the paradox that those are the ones being controlled."
This macabre yet comical story comes complete with a mixed-media video promo constructed by director Carmela Alvarado, splicing animation and film together to create some truly striking and original results. The release of Runaway Devil comes ahead of the band's first full length album FIVE HOURS NORTH, scheduled to hit the shelves on October 27.
House Above The Sun:
Jim Moreton - lead guitar & vocals, piano/keyboards
Ariel Moreton - vocals & acoustic rhythm guitar
Sam Thiery - bass & backing vocals
Rory O'Connor - drums