God Is White
Ironically-titled and stirring furious release from British underground alternative rock outfit Djevara. Djevara view themselves as a descendent of a long tradition of British punk rock bands, although their sound is a hybrid of punk, metal, rock and ethnic influences reflecting the cultural diversity in the band. Passionate and fiercely political, music and mission combine, projected by a dedicated DIY ethic inspired by bands such as Fugazi and Henry Rollins Band. It's alternative rock, inspired both by hardcore punk rock, the alternative scene of the early 90s, classic Hendrix era balls-out-rock, and less obvious influences ... from as far left-field as experimental British music ranging from the awkward (yet brilliant) music of artists such as Therapy? And Massive Attack. Based in London (England, UK), the band developed from the noise-punk act 'Suck'. Djevara gained national recognition on the underground scene through passion and determination, and eschewed label offers in favour of releasing their debut album through their own label. They book their own shows, and encourage and support others within a throbbing British underground rock scene brimming with a new generation of awesomely talented bands... a scene they are proud to be a part of. Their first record, 'God Is White', is a powerful statement of intent; a deliberately thought-provoking and potentially controversial piece of emotive, visceral music anticipation of which has already had BBC Radio 1's Rock Show describing the band as 'magnificent' and even reviews of the preceding taster demo EP were greeted with 'first class debut... 8/10' reviews in the UK's leading metal/heavy rock monthly (Metal Hammer). With the release of this CD Djevara hope to take their music and their sentiments of thoughtful resistance out to the world...