NME calls Constance' songs "eclectic, conversational pop". The world needs good conversationalists, particularly if they came with a beat.
Apparently that observation nullifying strappers-on of acoustic guitars doesn't apply to those who prefer electric, like Phoebe Green. Aren't guitar-driven sounds supposed to be dead?
It seems like we hear a lot of delicate female voices on our radios and satellite streaming services these days. That seems to occur in cycles. Pearson makes it work as more than a device on the strength of her hooky melodies and interesting word choices. She is likeable, which counts for a great deal. But what about that quote from NME where singer-songwriters can no longer do hushed, heartfelt anthems?
Speaking of hushed balladry, how about Sophia Valdez? And then what about that power when the horns come in?
Listening to this girl puts some of us to mind of a developing Amy Winehouse. Valdes comes from a different place culturally, but her deep Jazz influences are apparent and shared. What a find!
And this is what happens when you live on ayahuasca. Actually, no idea what's going on with these guys, who seem at first glance to be doing a Spinal Tap tribute. Whatever they are on, it should be passed around.
Completely lacking in originality, possibly even talent, but full of themselves in a most entertaining way!
Hope Road? There is no Hope Road, but there is Baby Queen. Always room for a new queen. This one is high on style and this reviewer is a sucker for English girl singers.
We are suckers for droll Brits, as well. Love this example, though the name of this band sounds like some stigmatizing detail you'd see on a police report.
Have we entered the Twilight Zone? Of course we have, foolish for asking. In the Drug Store Romeos - and that makes no sense, as the featured singer appears to be female - we have another of those tiny-voiced innocents acting up in our rock world. Kind of fun.
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