As a rock reviewer I love it when a band stand out from the crowd and genuinely surprise me. Some even make me drop the other projects I am working on to concentrate on their material. One such act are female fronted rockers Skarlett Riot.
This is a four-piece hard rock band that TBFM introduced me to recently and I instantly took a shine to their work. The bands ‘Villain‘ EP has seen them gain a huge amount of acclaim and it was inevitable that a full blown album would follow soon. So here now we have ‘Tear Me Down‘ and boy does this ten track offering tick all of the boxes.
Lead single ‘Faded Memory‘ is a perfect introduction to Skarlett Riot’s infectious hook-laden style and also opens the listener up to the gritty, punchy and high-energy tracks that follow it. Vocalist Skarlett is is up their with the best and the band itself show a tightness you’d expect from a band who formed decades ago (Skarlett Riot only formed in 2010).