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Alexa de strange – Tits of death

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Alexa de strange - Tits of deathLondon based Alexa de Strange have released their EP “Tits of death”.  Definitely a title designed to get attention and it does make a nice change from all those bands releasing self titled EPs and albums (are they really that short of imagination that they can’t think of a decent album title).

I’ve seen the band play live doing a fairly short set, so was looking forwad to hearing the EP, and it doesnt disappoint.

The EP starts with “Blaze (in the heart of hell), a good straightforward rock song with some nice guitar work and an almost punk style of vocals

“Stardust” gives a change of pace and style with a good groove and some interesting vocals.

“Luxxxurious” has got a fairly distinctive sound – it’s rock but with a dose of pop or disco mixed in, so it’s really catchy – it reminds me of DOnna Summer’s “I feel love” somehow, but made into a rock song.  That may be a strange description, but this really is far too catchy to be just called rock.

“If only” shows a different side to the band as the vocals of Francesca Lee are the centre of attention with the music much softer to start with.  It’s a ballad and the vocals really sound great. Once the muci increases in power and volume the vocals switch from a soft ballad style to a slightly more operatic style. It’s a great song, and at six minutes long does dominate the EP.

I really like this EP.  All the tracks have very different sounds, and all show a different aspect of the vocals.  I really hope they record and release an album before too long.

Track listing:

1. Blaze (In the heart of hell)
2. Stardust
3. Luxxxurious
4. If only

Ant May
I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.
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