Good Life Cycle
Genres: indie rock, noise rock
Jan 12 - 18 2004
Life Cycle is a decent rock band that sent us this demo, but I have no
information about them because their website went down with the rest
of mp3.com. What I can tell you is that they are a female-led
five-piece who play relatively straightforward, spunky rock music.
But other than that, there's nothing here but the music. No
track listing, no biography, no contact information - just a CDR with
an awful, barely distinguishable band photo on the front. This
is not enough! This won't do!
It certainly is an adventure listening to music without any frame
of reference. Good Life Cycle don't seem to be all that
original, falling somewhere in between Pixies-style indie rock
and modern 'alternative' rock, but their sound is surprisingly catchy
and enjoyable. The singer's Gwen Stefani-esque vocals go
well with the clangy guitar and aggressive percussion. The
second song, for example, could have fit right in with early No
Doubt or - perhaps - Garbage recordings.
All in all, Good Life Cycle aren't bad at all. Though
this demo is short, it has some truly inspired melodies on it.
If GLC want to create an album, they'll have to mix up their
formula a bit for it to be interesting from start to finish - but this
demo is nonetheless an extremely promising debut.
[Vitals: 5 tracks]