Let’s dive into three different types of rock music. Classic, light or simply really cool, the rock fan in you should find whatever they need here. Flashes.
AVERAGE ROCK STAR – CROSS-CHANNEL MUSIC
More than a tunnel, it’s a bridge that’s built across the Channel. Cross-Channel Music’s EP is, however, not made of concrete, bricks or metal. We get, on Average Rock Star, voluptuous sounds, linking the UK to France with great softness and poetry. The riffs are confident, and sometimes we get on the other side of the planet before getting back to this peaceful pop-folk atmosphere. The mix of both cultures works well, is tender and in love, and we really enjoy it. We just needed to tune in to Turtle and got convinced.
SKELETON COAST – THE LAWRENCE ARMS
Not completely clean, not totally dirty, The Lawrence Arms’ new album, Skeleton Coast, is a good result of what the US and mainly Chicago’s punk rock is nowadays. Influenced by many other types of punk rock, this one bears the marks of the 90s and 2000s. We enjoy the strong guitar riffs (Quiet Storm), we smile, almost nostalgic, when the cymbals crash happily on either angsty or hopeful lyrics, sometimes both colliding. (Lose Control). A cool punk moment, released mid-July, that fans of the genre will come to appreciate.
A PORTRAIT OF AN UGLY MAN – REMO DRIVE
Sometimes when we really like something, it’s actually difficult to find the right words. That’s the effect A Portrait of an Ugly Man has had on us. Through this new opus, it’s time for Remo Drive to create a good album. A great album. The soft rock comes and goes on waves of pop and alt-rock impulses, not asking too many questions. Melodies are there, carried by blues-inspired instruments and arrangements. And the voice makes us shiver from A Guide To Live By until the very end of Easy as That. Impossible not to replay it, it’s becoming a favourite.
Now Playing :
Turtle – Cross-Channel Music
Last, Last Words – The Lawrence Arms
Star Worship – Remo Drive