I’m happy to have picked this girl duo as my first official review! As some of you may know I am all about the old school girl groups of the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. I love everything about them! When it comes to clean harmonies and soulful angst, girl groups just do it right.
That being said, you can definitely hear major similarities between Chains of Love and old school girl groups like The Ronettes and The Shirelles. Of course they modernize their sound a smidgen with the ends of most of their songs with something a little unconventional, which I love!
Being primarily a singer I cannot help but be drawn to this chicks voice! It sounds so classic and a little bit like an early Joan Jett. I like that she is concerned with telling the story instead of trying to belt the hell out of every note. These girls have clearly taken time to put these harmonies together and they sound beautiful!
The music itself isn’t particularly original. Every song on their album sounds like a song I have already heard. They take basic rock chord progressions. There is a section in I’d Rather Be Crying that sounds just like something from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. However, I love The Rocky Horror Picture Show, so I’m not really complaining, merely making an observation. It seems their mentality with the music was “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.” People love classics!
My favorite track is by far He’s Leaving (With Me). The song is perfectly balanced and there is the best guitar riff towards the end, which I was hoping would go on much longer! It was such a cool break up in the song.