9/10 Ian Staff review, 04 October 2013
When the promo for the latest Frankie Rose album fell through our letterbox here at Norman HQ I instantly fell in love with it. So to get to tell you peeps in internet land all about it is an absolute pleasure.
Cutting her musical teeth with indie bands such as Dum Dum Girls, Crystal Stilts and Vivian Girls it seems Frankie has become a bit of a pro at this game. Released on the Fat Possum label, ‘Herein Wild’ has a much more mature sound compared to her previous garage rock/pop flavour.
Opening track ‘You For Me’ is like early gothy Cure, but then ‘Sorrow’ hits you with a more happy jangle pop feel reminiscent of ‘90s shoegaze bands like Lush and Pale Saints. The mix of synth and chiming guitars on ‘Minor Times’ give it a certain ‘80s new wave charm and her pretty girly voice matches the music perfectly. Influences from artists like The Cure and Echo And The Bunnymen are very clear here but Frankie puts her own twist on the genre that makes for a fresh sound rarely heard in a lot of indie rock of present day.
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