On Disc: Ladyhawk

Album: Shots

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Shots by Ladyhawk

Ladyhawk
Shots
Jagjaguwar

1.5 stars

Shots are what you need in order to make this mediocre rock disc into the energetic head-banging record it strives to be.

Vancouver-based Ladyhawk fuses progressive rhythms with subpar melodies and lacklustre instrumentals. The tracks follow a similar pattern, starting with rocking warm rhythms that become diluted through distortion and anti-climactic solos, which ultimately fade to noise.

Songs like “I Don’t Always Know What You’re Saying” and “S.T.H.D” identify the band’s potential, but fail to hold listeners.

Amidst established rock ‘n’ roll greats, new bands must produce something new and exciting for listeners in order to be successful. The problem with Ladyhawk is its fails to distinguish itself from other rock acts. It’s not that it’s bad; it’s just that there are better acts out there.

As a young band in an old genre, Ladyhawk shows the potential to make a name for itself in future records. In the meantime, Shots stays on the shelves.

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