Over the years we’ve seen pop, dance pop, and even alternative rock bands slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows. Talking to many music fans out there, the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something fresh, something that’ let’s it all hang outs pushes the emotional envelope. Something that doesn’t sound like — well everything else.
So across my desk slides the new CD by France’s own Drunk Souls entitled Revolution (2011 headed up by infectious singer DJaM backed by the production expertise of JU (lead guitar), Pierre Pesin (trumpet), Julian Heurtel (drums), Adrian Coulomb (bass), Jean Marc Layani (keyboards) and Romain Morello (Trombone). What I heard put a smile on my face, finally a band that gets it with music in the vein of a modern day version of Fine Young Cannibals, Los Lonely Boys, and The Blasters. Revolution is some of the best new music I’ve heard in quite a while and delivers many of the aforementioned items I spoke about. You want fresh sounding music; you want something that keeps it real with solid dance grooves packed to the hilt with energy and is an entertaining vibe? Well look no further. This CD covers all the bases delivering solid playing and amazing songwriting with a musical flair that just lets it all hang out.
Revolution is what we’ve all been waiting for. It’s a polished sounding musical production from start to finish served up hot with great playing, solid writing and is fun filled musical experience akin to a party that’s out of control. It’s definitely a musical production that gives us a fresh glimpse at a hot new band from overseas and takes us back a few years — before everything started sounding like — well like everything else.
Kevin Huber[Rating: 4/5]