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The Rocket Dolls - DeadHead

The Rocket Dolls - DeadHead

Label : Stampede Press | Archive under alternative / pop

Release type: Full-length CD

Cor : After the well-received debut album ‘Eyes’, the Brighton based trio comes up with their second album called ‘Deadhead’. The grunge metal seems to be even more a combination of Nickelback, Foo Fighters, Bush and Alice In Chains than before; it’s mostly pretty solid and heavy, sometimes straight stubborn, but also very melodic and often pretty bombastic, yet smooth and polished in the heavy parts. At times the commercially attractive production in combination with the energy and diversity can make you think in the direction of The Wildhearts. The people in the British Grove Studios in London (where also material by David Gilmour and Mark Knopfler is going through the mixing consoles) together with producer Mark Roberts (Black Peaks, Rob Chapman) have cleared the road for a pretty broad audience. The content of the songs; a personal dark period of Nikki Smash due to his illness, is not immediately recognisable. Maybe a more direct production would have left more room for emotion. Still, ‘Deadhead’ is a very decent piece of work, which might appeal to quite a large audience with a bit of luck.

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