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LINDA AND THE PUNCH OBSESSION REVIEW 2014

 

LINDA & THE PUNCH - OBSESSION

ESCAPE MUSIC

MARCH 21 2014

 

 

This is an interesting one, an album by a 21 year old vocalist built upon songs by some huge names and given a great pop-rock sheen. If you are looking for contributors then you can’t get much better than these contributions by Steve McEwan (Robbie Willams, Foreigner, Roger Daltrey), Herman Rarebell (Scorpions),Jeff Franzel (Taylor Dayne, NSync, Chuck Wicks), and Tommy Denander (Paul Stanley). Add to that some super slick production by ´Michael Voss´ (Michael Schenker, Mad Max) and you have something that is both immediate and which makes you sit up and take notice.

 

‘What a Shame’ that opens proceedings has a great pop edge and ‘Cold Cold Word’ which follows really brings out the depth of the vocals on a slick ballad that hits all the right notes. Our favourites include the lower key ‘Welcome to London’ which is punctuated with a great solo on the back of a driving riff and the ballad ‘Wake Up Dreaming of You’ which adds yet more depth and takes you back to the days where every album had a great ballad to anchor it.

 

If you are looking for the real soul of the album though it probably comes in the form of ‘What a Shame’ and the moodier, darker ‘Bite’ which both manage to capture both the immediacy and the quality of the songs on offer here. Linda’s talent is undeniable and this is the best possible start to a career that is bound to soar.

 

The album leaves us with a great cover of a Rock Anthem made famous by Patti Smith – ‘Because the Night’ and for once we hear someone doing this classic justice. The best thing perhaps though about this debut is the enormous cross-over appeal – whether you love the slick pop rock of artists like Pink, or have more traditional Melodic Rock tastes there’s something for everyone.

 

 

by Leslii Phillips

 

LINDA AND THE PUNCH OBSESSION REVIEW 2014