“I’ve always believed in the idea that if you visualize or summon something, it will come true,” explains She-Devils vocalist Audrey Ann Boucher.
Alongside her friend and bandmate Kyle Jukka, she has summoned her band She-Devils: a channel through which Audrey and Kyle explore the sensory world, actualize aesthetic fantasies and alchemize pieces of history into entirely new sensations.
Through primitive electronic gear, hypnotist vocals, and an amusement park of sounds, the duo’s upcoming self-titled album constructs a fun-house world of beautiful chaos. The music is built from original sounds inspired by everything from Iggy Pop to Madonna to T-Rex to Can.
Kyle and Audrey met four years ago while living at a music rehearsal space in the Mile-Ex neighborhood of Montreal. “We were like wild animals, kind of fearful and just surviving,” recalls Kyle, “But we had certain obsessions and needed to build something out of them, to transcend our lives and express our visions and inspirations.” In this state, Kyle and Audrey formed a friendship based on a love of the dreamy and the beautiful. “She-Devils is a ship we built to sail us away to a better place,” says Audrey.
The band played gigs for about eight months though they did not record right away. Making music together meant following their own rules and taking things one step at a time. “I never sang before starting She-Devils,” says Audrey. “I have to learn just by doing it, through intuition. I learned vocal warm-ups I found online so I could train the reflexes of my body, since it’s kind of like training my body’s ability to respond to intuition.” Following instinct is a crucial part of the She-Devils’ identity.
Striving to make music that feels as visual as possible, the band hopes to strap listeners into a roller coaster ride with Audrey’s voice as the center-piece to cling to. They direct their own videos, and Audrey creates the artwork that accompanies the music, including this new video for their track "The World Laughs."
The Montreal-based art-pop duo will be touring throughout June and July, including dates with Beach Fossils. Watch the new video below.