"Devil PR simply put, get the job done. And for all the praise I could heap on them - their enthusiasm, trustworthiness, vision, honesty, integrity and much more besides - it’s this simple fact that makes them stand out in their field. No fuss, no drama, just results - brilliant results, at that. They are a rarity in their understanding of the needs of both the artist and media, and their ability to deliver for both parties is testament to Matt's ability. Absolutely great people, too."
SAM COARE - KERRANG! MAGAZINE EDITOR
"I can honestly say Matt and the rest of the team are an absolute pleasure to work with. Over the last few years in the industry, Devil quickly became my favourite PRs and I'm pleased when we get a chance to team up over a piece or interview. They're always quick to respond, helpful, lovely and a laugh. Can't recommend this lot enough."
HANNAH EWENS - NOISEY / VICE
"Devil PR are easily one of the best in the business. Not only is being part of their roster a mark of real quality, but they're proactive in pushing forward their acts in a way that never feels forced, are always the quickest to respond to requests and keep the stress levels of an editor to an absolute minimum. In the many years of working with them across multiple titles, they've strived to deliver great results for both us and their clients, often going above and beyond the call of duty to do so. Whenever we need someone we can rely on, we invariably turn to Devil."
STEPHEN ACKROYD - UPSET / DORK MAGAZINE(S) EDITOR
"Devil PR are a company who deliver results. The care and attention put into artist campaigns across press, online and radio for artists both new and established is 2nd to none."
ALI TANT - POLYDOR RECORDS
“Matt (Hughes, Devil PR) is a good dude, a guy that fights for his bands without crossing the line and being a
punisher, which is a rare feat only found in the best"
DANIEL P CARTER - BBC RADIO 1 ROCK SHOW PRESENTER/SWIM PODCAST HOST/LEGEND
"We've been working with Devil PR for many years now, and the wonderful Matt Hughes and his team have always been as passionate about our artists as we are, which is everything you want from a PR company. Matt has been a crucial member of our Architects UK team, and has done a sublime job on the press side. Here's to many more years working together!"
ALMA LILIC - EPITAPH RECORDS
“I have an enormous amount of respect for the Devil PR Team. After working closely with Matt in different roles over my 4 years in the Kerrang! office, I can attest to the brilliance of the way they work. As a PR team representing what I consider to be a truly incredible roster of some of the most exciting established and up and coming bands, I work with them on a day to day out basis and always enjoy doing so. Working on a very busy weekly magazine means we are constantly up against tight deadlines, which can often be a stressful enterprise when it comes to making things happen quickly and efficiently. Thankfully, when it comes to dealing Devil PR I never have to worry – they have never let me down. That they always do this with such a friendly and personal touch is also a quality that has never been lost on me. Dealing with Devil PR feels less like work, and more like a pleasure.”
GEORGE GARNER - MUSIC WEEK DEPUTY EDITOR
“Working with Devil across Press and Management has been fantastic. Matt (Hughes) has really delivered across all aspects of the Black Peaks campaign & the teams passion is reflected in the results. We’re looking forward to seeing what 2019 brings”
CLARE MAXWELL - RISE RECORDS/BMG EUROPE
“I’ve rarely worked with a group of people as passionate, likeable and switched on as the amazing crew over at Devil. Their dedication is an inspiration to anyone wanting to work in the music industry and be it through the brilliant roster of bands they represent or their exciting and forward-thinking approach to promoting their artists, they remain a pleasure to deal with and Matt (Hughes) remains a person whose opinion that, as an editor and as a friend, I trust and value immensely.“
MERLIN ALDERSLADE - METAL HAMMER EDITOR
“Matt’s a true pleasure to work with, and a font of knowledge and passion for some of the world’s greatest and loudest new music. One of our show’s favourite bands of 2016 – SWMRS – came to us thanks to a tip-off from Devil PR.”
JACOB RICARD - RADIO 1 PRODUCER
"Matt and Devil PR clearly believe in their artists, have a knack for spotting great new bands and always tailor their pitches, planning and expectations to what both Rock Sound and their artists should be aiming for. What's more, they truly understand how the relationship between artists and press can be beneficial, and are an absolute dream to work with to boot."
ANDY BIDDULPH - ROCK SOUND MAGAZINE EDITOR
“I have had the pleasure and displeasure in working with numerous PR companies over the years. With Devil PR though I’ve received continued excellent service, with a personable, honest and committed approach from every member of the team. That’s why they’re one of Fearless’ most reliable partners in the UK and shall be for many years to come.”
DEXTER HUBBARD - FEARLESS RECORDS (EUROPE)
“Matt and Devil PR are extremely personable, yet always professional. They clearly take a lot of time when considering which artists they would like to work with but once that working relationship is established, they will work extraordinarily hard for them.The variety of acts Devil PR deal with is vast and represents some of the most exciting emerging musical talent that alternative rock, metal and punk has to offer. They are building up an extremely impressive roster of more established artists as well, which continues to grow at an astonishing rate.Some of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in music journalism have been working with the bands covered by Devil PR and much of that is down to the ingenuity of the ideas and working opportunities they present. They also make me feel like my opinions are highly valued and are extremely accommodating and efficient, even in high pressure situations. My career would be far less interesting if it weren’t for Devil PR.”
REMFRY DEDMAN - RIOT ACT (podcast)
‘I’ve worked with PRs in the business for ten years now and Matt is consistently one of the most hard working, passionate and reliable people I’ve met. The Devil PR team are completely dedicated to the bands they work with, and whatever you need them to help with, they’re always on it."
ROB LAING, TOTAL GUITAR CONTENT EDITOR
"It’s no coincidence that when I moved from journalism to label management I wanted to retain and subsequently build on relationship with Devil PR. Listing the positive things they bring to the table would take too long, so suffice to say: Matt just gets It."
BEN PATASHNIK - UNFD RECORDS
“When you receive hundreds of submissions a week, you have to prioritise which ones you listen to in that moment. The bottom line is, i cannot remember the last time, in fact, i don’t know if there has EVER been a time, where i’ve received something from Devil PR and i’ve not loved it. SO, unsurprisingly, when i see an email from Devil PR pop up, in my brain, it is automatically prioritised. I listen to everything i receive, but as i trust the guys at Devil PR, you can be damn sure that i’m going to listen to what they send me 1000% quikcer than the average.”
ALEX BAKER - KERRANG! RADIO
“Simply put, Devil PR are among the very best in the business. I’ve worked alongside them in various journalistic capacities for over a decade now and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering their services. The team are always a pleasure to deal with, they get the job done and consistently provide a level of professionalism and courtesy that so few others come close to matching. Their track record speaks for itself, but there’s a genuine passion and dedication behind that success. In a game all too rife with phonies, Devil PR are the real deal.”
DAVID MCLAUGHLIN - KERRANG! MAGAZINE DEPUTY EDITOR
“Devil PR breaks bands in the UK! We have always seen superb results from Devil PR. No team is more professional, strategic, or passionate about their artists.”
IAN HARRISON - VP, MARKETING & CREATIVE - HOPELESS RECORDS
“Matt (Hughes) is easily one of the best people in the industry and also one of the most reliable! I would recommended him to any band or management team”
SAM CARTER - ARCHITECTS (band)