With their decisive sound and dark lyrical input, Bad Pollyanna are a band to watch out for. Their music is also haunting but weirdly vibrant, sharp like a pair of pincers, executed with flair and imagination. The band also look great in an unconventional way, purposely wearing stitches that shock and provoke, clothes that awaken an original spirit.
Fire-cracker Olivia Hyde leads the parade. She has natural ability just like all of the band members, they’re all superbly equipped and incredibly talented, locking horns with the demons that try to overtake their minds. But, as they play out, and bellow out, they’re breaking through the skin of normality and orchestrating sinful but diverse sounds.
New record The Broken Toys is a enthralling, alternative, atmospheric tour de force, that has been planned and worked on thoroughly. It takes influence from bands like In This Moment, where the vocals are dramatic and the music big and bold, full bodied and highly discerning.
The Broken Toys holds the key to Bad Pollyanna‘s rise to prominence. And it delivers on all fronts. Songs like Pull The Trigger and Blood And Rust showcase the lyrical and musical strengths that the band hold. They’re both incredible pile-drivers that are intricately paced. The guitar is played expertly and the vocals are shot at the dark like a firework, it’s deeply compelling and harmonious. The album then ends with I See You, it’s an acoustic ballad that shows the varied styles of the act.
Bad Pollyanna‘s atmospheric sounds will tingle the spine. Their music is dark and progressive, intelligent and evocative.
Bad Pollyanna's atmospheric sounds will tingle the spine. Their music is dark and progressive, intelligent and evocative.