Bullyheart

Bullyheart

URL: http://www.bullyheart.com/home.html

Over the past two years, deep in the den alongside her fellow feral musical beasts, David Boucher and Kevin Harp and Holly Long birthed a home for the Bullyheart voice within the project, “ANTIGRAVITY” paying homage to her love and appreciation for early 80’s rock and roll. The result is a clean, raw-edged record which sounds urgent and alive on first listen. Bullyheart has arrived on this 10 track LP full of classic modern throwbacks.

The opener is an amazing way to make a first impression on the title track ANTIGRVITY, and make no mistake this is absolutely incendiary. They really know how to come on strong, and although she does sound a lot like Chrissie Hynde, well not everyone can. There is no messing around on this it is top notch classic rock with that 1979 punk attitude, but a fatter sound than ever produced then. The next track Thin Air is an epic ballad that should be heard across the globe. On track 3, No Pleasing You starts to ring a bit of a Pretenders song but another can’t hurt, as I loved that band, but it does take away a half a point. It ends there, with only occasional inflections of Chrissie to be heard around what is a sensational band when it all boils down. This CD is about as good as it gets for that familiar sound the world is craving lately, without being a copycat of others, they make their own rock ‘n roll footprints. Just get into the soulful and new age tinged sound of Lost My Nerve and The Pendulum, both with a mystical approach rarely heard this side of singers like Tori Amos and Fiona Apple. There is no mistaking this voice once you hear it, backed by a truly rocking band. It’s as if all the real beautiful voices have gathered into one amazing woman. This disc closes with the huge sound of There Goes My Man(one of the best track on offer), and the ambient sound of Stay, which is another brooding ballad that is one of a couple of tracks that ring of a country vibe.

It’s bold, it’s fresh, it’s classic, it’s a perfect mesh of all three wrapped into one. And Holly herself is a talent to reckon with that must be thrown to the masses.

I-TUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/holly-long/id30881925

Scott Prinzing

Score: 9.5/10

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