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BIF NAKED – The Promise

2009

 

 

Bif is something of an alt-rock legend in her native Canada – lithe, drop dead sexy, covered in tattoos and resplendent in rock chick chic, she plays hard and heavy rock with great confidence and self assurance.

 

Despite some good hard rocking on display on this, her fifth full length release, global success will likely elude her as long as she insists on playing the broken-hearted teenage ingénue in her lyrics. This is not to say the 38 year old former Beth Torbert is wallowing in Avril Lavigne territory, thank f*ck – she has far more poetic credibility and maturity than that – but the constant harping on about heartbreak failed to hold my attention as much as it likely would one of my teenage nieces.

 

Musically, however, as always Bif knows how to pen a great tune and a chunky riff, and no doubt she rocks hard on the stage.

 

Shane