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SO VIKI VORTEX AND THE CUMSHOTS HAVE A NEW CD OUT BUT IS IT AS SWEET AS THE COVER?
Well just looking at this is making me hungry, a cover that is a Day-Glo bright picture of lots of yummy candy haha, according to Viki there was supposed to be free Candy with the Cd but Stu Taylor of STP Records ate it all haha, still hopefully there are some sugary treats inside, and any band that tells you to EAT BACON is already in my heart haha..
Hold on to ya love hearts cuz here we go
Up first and the sweet bass grind rocks the speakers as it builds into the first verse, Viki blisters out of the gate sneering and with a cheeky naughty little squeak, its quick paced, bouncy rhythmed and with icatchy melodies is what you want and its what you get here, simple as that and this is a cracking little opener, hold on here comes track 2 so lets end as we started, UP
As if to emphasize the title the vocals burst out of Vikis throat burning all in her path, another bouncy simple little song, great melody for singing along on the chorus and more squeely squeaks than you can shake a stick at, nice
GIVE US A REASON
Bustling along another fast paced tune cracked out with pounding drums and bass and jangly distorted guitar all ripping along encased in a sugar crisp coating from Vikis howler monkey voice, and a chorus melody that follows the tune, very old school haha great stuff, certainly getting my sugar fix so far.
This was the title track from the Plastic Fantastic EP, which also included Big Mouth, rats in a cage and Burn Today and they all fit well with the new material, this track is still as catchy as when I first heard it, there is nothing plastic about this song. (For a more detailed review of the 4 songs stated above go to www.studsandpunks.co.uk and look up Viki Vortex in the CD reviews)
EASY COME/EASY GO
This rising riff rumbles along and is a Great slab of rock, with a big old dose of Viki coating it like icing, sweet naughty and makes you crazy haha, yeah like this one a lot, its unrelenting and rattles along, easy to enjoy and even though you don’t think it has a catchy chorus you just cant get it out of your head, which is clever, it may be my ears but at one point it seems like there is a chord that is wrong and then its gone haha just thought I would mention it haha,
A shopping list of VVATC 101 it’s a decent little tune and is also reviewed in previous EP review..
ANGEL OR DEVIL
The guitar bustles in and soon is joined by the rest in a frantic race of jangly distorted stomping, the slower rising vocal of the verse swirls around and leads to the group chant chorus, this is probably my least favourite track as I feel it just is a copy of the others which is fine but I want some difference haha picky fucker.
RATS IN A CAGE
Here is a perfect example of just that, it has all the usual elements of a VVATC song, but with added grrrrrrr in the tune and lots of Singalong parts and the tone of vikis voice tells me she is enjoying this song and it punches out big time, the little ooohs behind the main vocal are fun and add another nice tone yep still love this track and so will you
TWISTED AND SICK
Well save the best for last? I think they may have this one has a more chugg along punky jumpy feel, its sneery girlie and sassy, and its wiggle walk tone is very addictive, has me smiling, singing and bopping about (whilst typing that’s quite hard to do) yeah this has a wild sexy runaways feel to it and I like the band at this pace, there is more time for all of them to really get into there roles and there isn’t anything about this track I don’t like, the verses are as catchy as the chorus haha, yep this is my favourite Viki Vortex track of all I have heard by them and I want more haha.
So there you go from the bright sweet packaging to the Quality crazy tunes inside this is yet another Quality product that you should buy and enjoy, and when the guys do venture back onto uk soil lets all go see them, cuz I don’t know about you but I am craving more
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