NZ band DEVILSKIN’s (James Southgate) second studio album, Be Like The River released in November 11, 2016 debuted at #1 on the Official Album Chart on the 18th November 2016 has today been certified Gold.
Gold status means more than 7,500 copies of Be Like the River have been sold. Certification is awarded on the basis of over-the-counter retail sales and streaming data.
Paul Martin makes comment on behalf of the band;
A #1 Gold Album!! Thank you so much to everyone who has had a part in this!
Nic, Jennie, Nail and I are terrifically proud of Be Like The River. This album, to us encapsulates our journey, vision, sacrifice and passion, the years of hard work (from so many) and the beautiful ride that it continues to be. We are all so greatful to be able to do what we love, and that you love it!
Big thanks to too many to name but our family, management, crew, friends, the gang at The Rock, Rhythmethod, NZ On Air, the NZ music industry as a whole and YOU awesome people that get out there and support us by buying our albums. Thank you! See you out there soon NZ!
Be like the river that cuts through the stone.
Be Like The River features the smash singles VOICES, MOUNTAINS, PRAY and the recently released BELIEVE IN ME. The album is available as an 11 track album, 13 track deluxe pack and Gatefold LP vinyl edition.
The album was recorded with producer Clint Murphy at Modern World Studios, Tetbury in the United Kingdom after Devilskin’s European Tour.
Press Release, Friday 14 July 2017
Devilskin’s debut album We Rise released on July 11, 2014 and went straight to the top of the charts remaining as the Number 1 Album and Number 1 Kiwi Artist Album for 3 weeks and achieving Gold Sales after only 2 weeks. The album was certified Platinum in February 2015 with sales exceeding 15,000 albums.
Not only are they achieving considerable sales Devilskin’s fans have been streaming their music in all parts of the globe. Devilskin are the FIRST domestic NZ rock band to exceed 1,000,000 streams with one song, that being Elvis Presley Circle Pit and they are approaching 7,000,000 streams in total.
Devilskin have established themselves as a household name in their native New Zealand. Formed in Hamilton in 2010 this four piece rock band are bonded by blood. Paul (bass) and Nic (drums) are father and son, Jennie (vocals) is Nics’ Aunt and Pauls’ sister in law, Nail (guitar) is Pauls evil twin.
Devilskin have recently returned from their 4th UK tour in the past two years, which included sold out gigs in Ireland and playing at the legendary Rock + Metal 3 day festival DOWNLOAD. While in the UK they were also busy shooting the music video on location for their latest single BELIEVE IN ME with award winning director Shae Stirling – watch this space.