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CD Rooftop Revolutionaries Resolute review

ROOFTOP REVOLUTIONARIES

RESOLUTE

2013

 

FROM OUT OF NOWHERE - A REAL GEM

 

This album is a gem, and like most of the best things it came out of nowhere, or rather it started with an intriguing post on Facebook. “Resolute” is an album that first of all sounds great, there’s great production and real space exploited in the songs:  it also benefits from some more than competent performances, some great vocals, intriguing lyrics and great songs. And that is not a bad introduction to a band at all.

 


When you dig deeper it gets even better, the songs have a certain freshness to them that takes as its base good old Hard Rock and manages to freshen it up with and agenda of anti-apathy and social and  political activism, now politically charged songs may not be your cup of tea, but to be honest here the ‘message’  doesn’t detract from the fact that at the end of the day we have a collection of great songs.

 


Throughout it’s the words and voice of singer Eleanor Goldfield that ices the cake so beautifully crafted by Brian Marshak's guitar. There’s energy, as well as real tenderness at play and some memorable songs to leave you wanting more.

 


 ‘Chains’ was the song that first grabbed my attention, but there’s plenty of great material here from the whispered intro and fire-burst of ‘Folk Devils’, through standouts ‘Don't Call Me Baby’, ‘Portrait’, ‘I Am A War’ and Complicity’. Check it out and join the Revolution!  

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

ROOFTOP REVOLUTIONARIES - RESOLUTE CD ALBUM REVIEW 2013