Turning Violet

Turning Violet


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Turning Violet sits in that satisfying spot between punk and power-pop, with the added bonus of some New Wave flair. Singer & main songwriter Simone Siren’s vocals – compared by listeners to Kate Bush and Debbie Harry – helm these well-structured songs that draw on the erratic energy of the early ‘80s and some ‘90s buzz/crunch. Arranged by powerhouse drummer Wally Rashidi (Jr. Juggernaut, Dead Man’s Life, Revolution Mother), nuanced guitarist & artist Matt Whitlock and bass dynamo Iriel Blaque (Barbwire Dolls, Xtine & The Reckless Hearts), the six tracks on Broken Wheel contrast the bright with the dark. The multi-talented Sol Luongo (The Vigils, Go Betty Go) is now playing live with the band on bass. Themes of frustration, loneliness, and disgust with the state of the world – all three are present in the dynamic “Now and Always” and fuck it, everything dies in the upbeat “Meteor” - are kept above water by the buoyant melodies and stirring rhythms. This is intelligent and urgent rock n’ roll, tied together perhaps by the wistful middle track, “Corset,” which serves as an ode to the dissatisfaction of a dreamer with little access to his/her dreams. The wheel may be broken, but it hobbles determinedly toward the light.