Louise Steel is a singer/songwriter from Leicester and she is joined by Andrew Dunmore, who played keyboards and wrote/co-wrote much of the music on the album, along with Louise. For a self-release it is very professional, from the CD that looks like a record, through to the high quality of production and musicianship (bar Louise and Andrew Dunmore, the rest of the musicians recorded their parts in their native Malaysia).
Louise describes the album as ‘an emotional storm, fully charged with epic guitar solos, heartfelt lyrics, intricate piano and thunderous drums.’ Maybe not so much on the thunderous drums, however the rest of the description is spot on and ‘Queen Of Daggers’ and ‘Sagittarius (Star-Crossed Lover Blues)’, both feature plenty of piano/keys and a couple of top draw guitar solos.
‘Pedestal’ you could imagine being a duet with Meat Loaf, as the big production and passionate vocals would suit Mr Loaf down to the ground. ’I Love You Honey (‘Till You Run Out Of Money)’ adds a bit of guitar crunch and raunchy rock to the proceedings – shades of Pat Benatar on this one.
Louise Steel faces an uphill struggle like any new musician to get her music widely known and heard, however with a little luck she can make it as this is a fine debut album. Perfect for those that love the classic sound of Pat Benatar and Bonnie Tyler, coupled with the more modern pop/rock of P!nk (less the swearing!). ****
Review by Jason Ritchie
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