It take's less than thirty seconds of Devin's 'Masochist' to fall in love with it; with its big, squealing guitars; high-energy drums; layers and layers of backing vocals; sharply dressed New Yorkers. It's got the bombast to get close enough to kitsch and sentimentality without getting bogged down in it, and comes out channelling the better moments of The Strokes and Tom Petty. Devin is perfect with his pocket handkerchief, and 'Masochist' is three minutes of classic pop-rock.
If I was a girl I'd be cutting his picture out of the NME and sticking it on my bedroom wall.
Out April 23rd on No Evil.