Dead Sara brings to today’s rock what Heart and Joan Jett brought to yesterday’s rock. The female fronted duo of Emily Armstrong and Siouxsie Medley unleashes a gritty mix of rock, pop and soul.
Their self-titled debut album, which drops October 11th, combines classic rock with a modern sound. Armstrong’s raspy vocals are a mix of Linda Perry and Janis Joplin, while the band behind her incorporates melodic riffs and seductive power chords.
The rock anthem “I Said You Were Luck” and the radio friendly “Weatherman” will catapult Dead Sara to the top of the music charts. If there is a lesson to be learned from what Heart and Joan Jett were able to accomplish, look for Dead Sara to do the same in today’s musical climate.
The band should find some mainstream fans when they perform live dates with Bush. From there, their music will carry them as far as they want to go. What’s great about this album is that Dead Sara is not pinned down to a certain genre. Rather, the group bounces around genres putting them in contention with any group touring today.
Potential hits on the album include “Test on my Patience,” “Whispers & Ashes” and “We Are What You Say.” Underground hits include “Timed Blues” and “Lemon Scent.” This is one of the best albums of 2011. Whoever said chicks can’t rock is dead wrong. In fact, they’re Dead Sara.