Some music suggestions for your fourth holiday week.
Coralspin are a band I have never heard of and to be honest the first listen didn't do much for me. It took several listens to get Honey and Lava to sink in. That is possibly because the lead singer's voice is a bit odd. Nearest I can find to describe it is Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac fame. The music is progressive with lashings of synth. Not the most immediate of releases but give it time and you will be rewarded.
To some Michael Des Barres is more famous for his ex-wife than his music and his acting. Course that would be a bit unfair on the guy and a new album called Carnaby Street backs that up. It is no wonder that Power Station brought him to replace Robert Palmer. This is a nostalgic look back at the heady days of the 60s on that famous London street. His voice is best described as Rod Stewart at his best and tunes on here are very retro. An acquired taste for some who read this column, but catchy and interesting none the less.
HellYeah are back with their album Band of Brothers and I confess to not getting it. To me most of it is tuneless noise played very well with some bloke screeching over the top. Unless the joke is on us and it is meant to be bloody awful. HellYeah fans please tell me why anyone would give a damn about this crap if Vinnie Paul wasn't involved?
Now on to something fun, but just as dumb. Hollywood Burnouts offer up Excess All Areas and boy what an offering. There is nothing original on this release you have heard done continually since early 80s. The lyrics are trite and the cliches fly in thick and fast. Course when you have the top down and driving with wind in your hair you couldn't give a damn. Perfect music to start a night on the town with (LA preferably). These guys make Faster Pussycat seem deep and meaningful.