Review in Bubblegum Slut Zine

November 2, 2009 at 10:46 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

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“Solo singer Amanda White is a curious character- glancing at the photos on her website (the brilliantly monikered notjustanotherprettyvoice.com) of a fresh faced beauty that makes references to opera and has song titles suggesting gothic tendencies (‘Midnight Bride’) as well as an irreverent sense of humour (‘Monica’s Getting Her Tits Done’), you’d be forgiven for thinking that perhaps this artist is one of many influenced by the recent school of quirky ‘punk rock meets classical’ musicians headed up by the likes of Dresden Dolls, Emilie Autumn and Rasputina to name a few. A spin of this CD confirms Amanda’s music is a little more straightforward than that- singing with a voice that is as sweet as the sugar she chants about in opener ‘Midnight Bride’- there are touches of electronica, goth and rock in her music which overall can be described at No Doubt meets Jack of Jill! It might sound strange but Amanda’s beautiful, Kate Bush/Gwen Stefani-like pop vocals mash with light punky, goth-metal tunes to create an alternative sound that is both unusual in the current climate and most captivating. Her blend of alternative pop might just split listener’s opinions straight down the middle, but if Ms White’s live show proves to be as arresting as this record, I’ll be first in line for tickets.”

by Sophia Rawlinson (thank you, Sophia!  I love it!)

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