Over the years we’ve seen rock & alternative rock slowly erode into a dumbing down process of overly commercialized, corporate puppet shows. Unfortunately this form of entertainment exists not only in music but also on TV, & Movies as well. Talking to many music fans out there, the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something fresh sounding & something captivating. Give me band that pushes hard via amazing songwriting that isn’t to predictable or old hat.
So across my desk slides the new EP (FORTUNE) by Seattle 2 piece STRONG LIKE WOMAN headed up by Kaptn Atak (vocals), HMS ThunderChild (vocals). Influences include Of Montreal, LCD Soundsydtem, The Faint, Yacht, & The Presets. What I heard put a smile on my face, finally an artist that gets it. This is some of the freshest sounding music I’ve heard in quite some time. This EP sampler delivers the goods! It’s got substance, quality, consistent songwriting & many other aforementioned items I spoke about. You want psychedelic rock, you want music that is marketable, fresh sounding, & pushes the envelope? Well look no further. This EP covers all the bases delivering heartfelt/passionate vocal performances via world class sonic songwriting. Music reminds me of a tripped out, electronic version of the White Stripes & has got a musical flair that will keep you fully entertained as a listener. SLW is well positioned here & is set up for success now & down the road. I wouldn’t be surprised if bigger & better things are in store for these 2. What’s even more impressive is how challenging this band is to pigeonhole. They have an original sound that is simply vintage SLW.
Fortune (EP) by Strong Like Woman is a musical breath of fresh air for me. It’s definitely worth checking out. It’s a polished sounding musical production from start to finish & is just a blast to listen to. It‘s got it all – great playing, solid writing, & infectious grooves. It’s definitely a musical production that gives us a fresh glimpse of 2 up & comers artists from Seattle. This latest release from SLW takes us back before everything started sounding like — well like a commercial.
By: Drew Blackwell[Rating: 5/5]