US - Arizona - Full Moon 97 - 08/30/04
Murder, Go Home EP
Sweet Bleeders' EP opens with the catchy, epic "Smoke In The Valley". Singer and multi-instrumentalist
Robin Vining has a distinctive voice and the band has a fresh sound. "Waiting To Explode" reminds
me of Radiohead, particularly in Vining's high-pitched singing. There's a country element in the
song that's hardly like that band though.
"Safety Net" opens with the sound of a lonesome harmonica and brings the Nick Cave song "Mercy"
to mind. Sweet Bleeders then take the song elsewhere. It has plenty of drama and is great.
The title track uses an odd rhythm like Tom Waits does in his music and has an intriguingly dark
lyric. This is a great EP.
Copyright © 2004 Anna Maria Stjärnell