"Bloody Tales From The Suburbs" CDR-EP
Genres: acoustic rock, singer / songwriter
Mar 24 - 30 2003
Bloody Tales From The Suburbs suffers from decidedly a sub-par
recording quality and a style that doesn't always work perfectly,
songwriter Karen Davis does have a knack for writing instantly
catchy songs. These tunes work surprisingly well in the band's
acoustic rock setting, a good choice of instrumentation that helps bridge the energetic,
powerful moments of the music with the calmer, more comforting parts.
The better tracks include "Next Sound You Hear," a
bittersweet pop number, and "Won't Shed A Tear," an
energetic singer/songwriter-styled tune. "Butterfly
Kiss" is also nicely done, combining the band's acoustic
instrumentation with a strong, powerful tempo and some very tuneful
melodies. However, other tracks suffer from melodies that don't
quite work ("Beautiful Girl") and poor lyrics
("There was so little light in a soul that was nearly dead/Killed
by the Uninvited").
All in all, Bloody Tales From The Suburbs is an interesting
debut EP, but Boomslang will need to perfect their sound before
they tackle a full album.
6 songs, distributed by the
band, released 2003]