Album review: THE ROCKET DOLLS – Eyes

The Rocket Dolls - Eyes

www.facebook.com/therocketdolls [Released 28.07.14]

The Rocket Dolls hail from Brighton and consist of vocalist and guitarist Nikki Smash, Benji Knopfler (son of a fairly famous guitarist!) on drums and bassist Tommy K. I reviewed their EP way back in 2009 and now they are set to unleash their debut album on us. In a word this album is…rifftastic!

They know how to pen a catchy riff like on the opener ‘Poisoned Speech’ with its immensely catchy chorus – like Alter Bridge with Slash laying down the riffs. In fact Alter Bridge and bands like Therapy? and early Buckcherry come to mind listening to this album.

There are plenty of fist pumping anthems on here from the single ‘Burning Up The Skies’ through to ‘Can’t Keep Him Down’, a song with a real up and at ‘em vibe. There is a little light(er) relief on ‘The Rope Pulls Sins’, although fear not it’s not a power ballad! The band supplement each other well and the vocals of Nikki Smash have the right attitude and strength to match the music.

This band have the tunes, they need a little luck to enjoy the success they certainly deserve based on this album. If they are this intense on record they will be a band to see live for sure.  ****

Review by Jason Ritchie


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