Demonika and the Darklings’ music is a departure from most popular modern music, featuring violin in place of the traditional guitar. They create a unique sonic landscape of melancholy-tinged melodies and lyrical musings inspired by tales of the Redwood forests and personal growth.
Demonika’s voice is strong and soulful, invoking the energy of icons from the 60’s, such as Janis Joplin and Grace Slick.
The music, propelled forward by the rhythm section featuring DJ Darkly’s driving beats and coupled with Dv8’s melodic, solid bass lines, give the songs a danceable groove.
Devlyn on violin weaves through the songs seductively and snakelike. She gives the music an added warmth and emotion, and provides a mirror to Demonika’s vocals and lyrics. Devlyn also adds a bit of mystery and darkness with wails and groans from a theremin.
Demonika and the Darklings cover two songs that are sure to attract interest from music fans unfamiliar with their music. Their cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River” proves that they can take on a song from a completely different genre and make it distinctly their own. With Ministry’s “Everyday is Halloween” they breathe new life into an old go...