South Africa’s wildest rock band The SoapGirls are back with their fourth and (probably) best album to date. Yes, I’m a little late to the party but I’m here and that’s the main thing.
Lead single ‘Breathe ‘ kicks off proceedings with it’s catchy chorus and chunky verse, whilst ‘Liar ‘ sounds slightly experimental but boasts some impressive chord changes from a dirty sounding guitar. Nice one girls!! The album then takes a darker sort of twist with the aptly titled ‘Demons ‘.
What I like is that the girls haven’t ventured too much away from their winning formula, but there is plenty on offer to indicate experience and a more thorough writing process. Take the title track for example. Clever guitar riffing and a crackingly catchy chorus. Well worthy of the title track that it holds.
The girl’s anger is there for all to see in the opening to ‘Medicated Bubble Bath ‘, you wouldn’t mess with them but then again they can show their caring side as they do with ‘She Don’t Wanna ‘. This is probably the closest you’ll get to a radio friendly track on this album. A great number which lets loose a thumping chorus and could easily be the next single. Check out the next track ‘Broken Melody ‘. This probably includes the most vicious section of any SoapGirls track to date. Pounding guitars and a voice Tom Araya would be proud of, and then ‘Summer Rain ‘ takes us through an early 90’s grunge era in it’s opening minute.
It’s clear for all to see that The SoapGirls are going from strength to strength and I for one am super impressed with this album. Well worth a listen or two!!!
- £15 (CD)