Talent in a Previous Life

Because It's Never Just About the Music

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

FH Femmes 

We may have fallen in love.

If you recall, a couple of weeks ago we mentioned the fact that "Busted with breasts" was going to be the big concept for new bands this year - although as it turned out, Busted had a right tit with them all along - well, with that in mind, allow us to introduce you to Bloke.


If you pop over to their website you can hear So Over You, which basically sounds like Josie and the Pussycats if Josie and the Pussycats were actually real, and as the Josie and the Pussycats movie is possibly the only thing in the world that we love more than Girls Aloud this is a very, very good thing indeed. Miss Difficult is in a similar vein with a good use of stuttering vocals in the chorus, while Bitch About is a more angsty, bass-heavy track and perhaps veers slightly too far into rock, rather than pop, territory for our tastes, but overall the vibe is very much of a smiley Avril Lavigne, or a more cartoony Donnas if you like.

Speaking of cartoons, the fact that they use one as one of their publicity shots is also a mark of quality. It's a fact that pop bands who use cartoons are always excellent, as the following montage easily proves:-

cartoon montage

Although the fact that none of the above artists has exactly troubled the top end of the charts should not be seen in any way as a weakening of our argument.

We're hoping to see big things from this band over the coming year. Face it, any band that has not one, not two, but three redheads in it deserves success, but it's not just about the girls' attractiveness, they also have the tunes to back up the looks. To be honest, the only thing that stops them being a perfect recreation of the band of our dreams is that they haven't done a cover of Everlasting Love. Yet.