Roy and the Devil’s Motorcycle are a four piece from Switzerland. Legendary in underground circles, for the past 20 years they’ve gained obsessive fans and freaked out untold numbers of unsuspecting gig goers across the continent. The three music obsessed Staehli brothers all picked up guitars and set out on a mission to set their, and our, little world on fire. All this time they’ve been nurturing their raw power together, giving them a psychic force of rock ‘n’ roll energy.
Once described as the strangest brothers in rock and roll, they’re a single organism. Everything they touch has a warped feel to it; the reverb, distortion and lurching harmonics swirl and boil in the melting pot. Initially, their influences seem obvious: old, dusty blues records, gospel, dirty garage, Spacemen 3, the Velvets and Link Wray; but dig deeper and their love of free?running experimentalists like Lee “Scratch” Perry, Red Krayola and Godz becomes clear.