on 6 September 2006
The Motorettes are an intriguing band - they have a huge sound for a three piece, and although their teen-power-pop-rock style does not sound especially original - they definitely make it their own.
This album is a mix of good songs and blistering songs, with few in between (hence the four stars rather than 5). Songs like 'Super Heartbeats', 'Gotta Look The Parts', and 'Relax It's The 80's' are the best of the best, and are truely some of the greatest pop songs ever written; the kinda stuff you can see yourself air-guitaring to with a tennis racquet, absorbed in the furious joy of the music.
While some songs seem slightly weaker, they are still very good songs, but are just dwarfed by the pure brilliance of the above songs.
As James Jam said - the mouth hurts from smiling at the mere thought of the greatness of this band. For those who like teen/adolescent or Bruce Springsteen-like ballads over advanced Ramones-like riffs - the album is an absolute must, with alternate lead singing from the bassist and guitarist, the album pushes pure joy into the ears of the listener!
Don't miss out - and get the air guitar ready for some serious mirror-posing! :D
on 15 August 2006
Not even released but buzzing round my head! It doesn't get simpler than this: Early Feeder riffs with Futureheads vox. The cover of Brooce's 'I'm on Fire' is enough to hook even the most resistant, but once you get to the Ramonesesque 'Baby come Home', those of you living in appartments with thin walls will be reaching for the headphones. Any album with more than 5 head shakers deserves an Oscar, this has 8 out of 12....Rock On!