Over the years we’ve seen rock and even earthy Pop slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows providing music that is extremely sing songy, predictable, popish and highly corporate. I hereby call this new breed of music “Poser Rock” and I want to personally thank all the corporate giants for successfully transforming “Sex Drugs & Rock n Roll” into “Yoga, Vitamins, and Cheesy Pop” Of course millions of musical lemmings don’t know the difference, but not everyone is amused. Talking to many music fans out there the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something raw, something that pushes the envelope with a fresh sound that doesn’t leave its soul at the door. Something that doesn’t sound like Ke$sha or Katy Perry or Travis McCoy
SINGLE can be purchased on I-TINES – http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bombshell-single/id516385430
So across my desk slides the new single by LA based Petrel entitled “Bombshell.” These gals are originally from Long Island but have since re-loacted with the assistance of Music Producer Brian Howes (Nikelback) and Manager Johnny Wright (Backstreet Boys). What I heard put a smile on my face. It’s a hard hitting single that delivers rock solid songwriting with a nice Dance-Pop feel. Petrel reminds me of Brittany Spears except with a better voice and more addictive persona. Their overall sound will remind you of Pink, Pixie Lott, Jessi J and the Saturdays. You will also hear a side of Power Pop, and even a Sonic-Rock. If you like the above bands you should definitely check out this CD. My favorite part of the song is the way it will speak to millions of females, which can be like pouring gasoline on a fire.
“Bombshell” by Petrel is clearly a solid release with many feel good grooves with a pleasant Dance-Pop sound that is a pleasure to listen to. I might add all 3 girls make this single work. This latest release gives us a fresh glimpse at an amazing artist originally from Long Island, NY and takes us back a few years — before everything started sounding like — well Ke$sha or Katy Perry or Travis McCoy.
Edited by Cyrus Rhodes