Not swayed by gimmick or in-crowds
Devlin - Bud, Sweat & Beers

If the title alludes to cheeky chappy Essex boy business, and the Dagenham emcee does know how to have a good time, the youthful focus and tunnel vision of Devlin defies it impressively, taking social ills very personally and definitely not swayed by gimmick or in-crowds.

The pop overtures of the production however curtail the spikiness of the plain English he lays down, Devlin jumping from word to word with gospel truth conviction over synthetic quiet storms that while not ill-fitting, are certainly more of a softer touch than you’d have hoped for someone so raw.


Words by Matt Oliver


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