The Rocket Dolls are a young post grunge 3 piece out fit based in Brighton (UK) who formed late 2008. And I have to say, for a band that's been together for such a short time they have a very polished and accomplished sound. With a sound that comes across to me as Powertrippin era Almighty, they offer up 4 very strong songs on the EP 'Frame'.
Opening up with title track 'Frame', they get things off to a great start, quickly following up with 'Broken', which mixes things up a little with a few tempo changes, but is yet again another very strong song. ' Bleeding the Shame' is up next, and is a little more melodic and commercial than its two predecessors showing the band are no one trick pony's. 'Delirium' closes the EP out, it's a little quicker in tempo than the other three and must be great live. The Rockets Dolls give us some heavy, dark, moody, aggressive music without ever slipping into the out and out metal growly vocals genre; I've always loved to actually hear singers sing and hated it when many great songs have been spoilt by growly vocals. They keep their sound tilted more towards heavy rock/punk as opposed to metal, and they write absolutely brilliant songs. I'm so glad I stumbled upon this band!
Check em out!
by Barry Gennard
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