Saturday, August 08, 2009
SHE Keeps Bees' new album Nest may be a studio effort, but the two-piece's second LP has the buzz of a live recording.
With the barest of production, throughout there's just a handful of drums being bashed to back basic, slow, solo blues rock guitar drone, White Stripes-style.
But this bare necessities approach is all that's needed - because the star of the show is undoubtedly female frontwoman Jessica Larrabee's vocals.
Her voice drips with a primal heartfelt passion throughout, as if she has a bee in her bonnet that's just dumped her.
Impassioned, stinging stuff.