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SURE FIRE MIDNIGHTS
Strike At Midnight
Self released, 2011

 

 

By Shane Pinnegar

 

Perth’s Sure Fire Midnights are a 5 headed rock n’ roll medusa with enough glamour, melodies, riffs and attitude to propel them onto the world stage.

 

“Strike At Midnight” is the bands’ second full length album, though the first in 4 years, and the first with the current line-up of Clair Sargeant vocals, Kylie Soanes drums, Lady Evil lead guitar, Sharni Pearson-Misich rhythm guitar, Abby Soanes bass - which has been stable for a couple of years now.

 

Over the course of the nine tracks on offer there are AC/DC head shakers, Status Quo-like boogie stompers, Joan Jett-styled cage rattlers, and a whole lot of Sure Fire Midnights’ unique personality.

 

The title track is a classy rocker featuring some clever lyrics from Sargeant, ‘Too Hot To Touch’ features some great lead work from Lady Evil, the two ‘Over The Edge’s (different songs, same title – cheeky!) are barnstormers, ‘Let It Go’ is a pure oestrogen-fuelled anthem that sees Soanes the elder beating the hell out of her drum kit in fine fashion.

 

“Strike At Midnight” ticks all the boxes with catchy songs, a big sound, classic rock references, tasty licks, attitude to burn – not to mention that 5 hot chicks with guitars is never a bad look to be sporting. Get it, turn it up, rock out.