Friday, February 27, 2015
The Amplifires - Life's A Gamble
It doesn't seem that long ago that I reviewed a Danish band called Fuzz Manta. The lead singer of that band had a voice that was comparable to both Janis Joplin and Grace Slick. Sharon Clancy, lead singer of UK band Amplifires voice immediately reminded me of that album. The band are certainly no slackers but their sound is definitely based around their singer's vocals.
"Watching the Walls" is a nice and solid little head bobber of a rock tune. "Don't Turn Around" has a haunting start and walks a similarly hard rock stroll to Concrete Blonde. Both the opening title track and the closer bring The Bellrays to mind due to the hard rocking band playing fast and the accompanying female vocals being strongly belted out. If I had to choose standout tracks it'd be these two plus "Watching The Walls". The fact that there is more than one standout puts The Amplifires head and shoulders above many others.
Some of the songs on "Life's A Gamble" finish a little too quickly for my liking but I'd imagine fans of Janis Joplin, The Bellrays, Jefferson Airplane, Concrete Blonde, Fuzz Manta and Concrete Blonde will find a lot of enjoyment from The Ampifires if they take the gamble.
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