Houston, Texas is the setting. A female fronted, five piece band is the lure and an album consisting of elegance and promise is the prize. The band has been compared as a mash up of Frank Black, PJ Harvey and Queens Of The Stone Age. Quite a nice cocktail of artists don’t you think?=
After checking out their tracks it would be pointless to sum up all twelve individually. There would be far too much to say with only a limited space to say it all. Going through the list song by song it was evident that there’s a plan of action going on here and nothing is going to stand in their way. The riffs on offer in the majority of the tracks are really catchy and upbeat. The distorted nature gives off an impressive aura, keeping you indulged and left wanting more.For example track eight – Just A Memory builds up and up gradually, the increase of tempo works well leaving you with a punchy, purposeful riff that made me want to get in my car and just drive.
The vocals throughout every track are immense, they are soft and mesmerizing. I would go as far as to say they are the driving force behind my likening for the band. They are unlike anything I have heard on this scene for a while, which means it can only be a good thing! I could sit on a beach with these tracks and get lost in my own chaotic mind.
Anywhere With You epitomizes this; the lyrics caress your mind, toying with you at first before allowing the subtle, soothing nature of the vocals to imprint. Although the vocals are fairly similar in the tracks, I was constantly surprised by the way they are presented and applied to each track.
I would class the band as kinda melodic rock, there isn’t anything here that’s going to blow you away in the sense of gut wrenching riffs and soaring vocals. It’s all pretty chilled out with the exception of the tempo which at times is fairly frantic. The drum beats are fairly prominent but again they won’t knock you off your feet, however I still believe there’s something about this band that will interest most rock lovers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not slating the guys, far from it! I think they are putting out a sound a little different too much around at the moment and they pull it off superbly. They do the simple things well and from what I can see don’t over complicate things, therefore leaving us with this incredible album.
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