Their huge sound is reminiscent of the legendary Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound. While listening to Darcy Malone, daughter of Dave Malone of The Radiators, her amazing gift is quickly discovered. Darcy’s Ronnie Spector meets Darlene Love vocal power on “Baby Cakes” and “Be a Man” is delightfully on full display.
“Still Life” is full of variety and fun. The tracks “Motel Room” and “Another Lover” featuring Chris Boye (Darcy’s husband) on lead has a B-52’s vibe. There are a couple tracks that provide a Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson arrangement feel to them. There is no doubt in my mind that this is a band with a definite idea and is determined to carry it out. It will be a joy to see where they go from here.