Dirty Glitter 2013 In Review #5: The Technicolors, Queen V & The New Electric Sound

Once again, welcome to Dirty Glitter with Brody Ramone-review. We’re up to part 5 my High Voltage Magazine-recap of artists to re-discover, the artists and songs that I selected for play. Here we go:

Dirty Glitter 7/11/2013:

The Technicolors- “Again”
The Technicolors are out of Phoenix, AZ and their music is modern rock colored with shades of Britpop with good guitar work in the forefront: think shades of Oasis and Supergrass. They’re a four-man outfit made up of Brennan Smiley, Mikey Finezza, Michael Nicolette and Kevin Prociw and their current album, Listener, is a solid piece of work and on it is a pretty wicked cover of Chris Isaac’s “Wicked Game.” But on the original side of things, here’s the Technicolors with “Again.”

Queen V- “Good Enough”
Queen V isn’t just a band, it’s the woman who fronts this hard rocking outfit from New York City. Even though rock is typically a boy’s club, Queen V brings swagger, attitude and the ability to hold her own on a stage, with a guitar, writing songs and definitely when she opens her mouth to sing. She’s toured with Billy Idol and Twisted Sister and her new album released on June 25th, The Decade of Queen V, basically sums up the music she’s made since 2005 and she gets a little help from her friends like Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Lemmy of Motorhead. While she specializes in gutsy and hard rocking music, this track is the softer side of Queen V yet still gives you a clue as to what she’s about as well as her incredible lung power.

The New Electric Sound- “Suitcase”
Los Angeles by way of Utah is the New Electric Sound and all you really need to know about this five-piece can probably be found in a few key lines in their biography:

“You ask yourself what it is that makes this music so incredibly catchy, so deeply arresting. Suddenly, you are humming melodies against your own will and snapping your fingers uncontrollably. You begin to find that you are unable to perform the most basic of tasks – food becomes impossible to masticate, your favorite movie cannot be watched, the cutest kitten cannot be stroked. You experience an uncanny joy.”

Fronted by Scott Vance and drawing influences from the likes of Buddy Holly to the Kooks, the New Electric Sound’s vintage surf guitar tones make for solid songs that really do stick. So much so that they were one of the bands I asked to play my High Voltage birthday show in July, which happened to be their first LA show. They’ve a full album that came out in 2012 and I highly recommended that you dig into it.

Diary of a Concert Whore  aka @dharma69