Not a day goes by that I don’t sing in my car and wish that I actually had some vocal talent to me. Whenever I hear a good female singer, I instantly get a bit jealous. So for now, I’ll just keep my singing skills undercover in the shower and my car alone. That being said, Red on Red is a band that features strong female lead vocals, much to be envious about.
Being categorized as rock/alt rock and calling Brisbane, Australia their home, Red on Red shares a similar sound to the early styles of Paramore but with a bit of an edgier sound to them. Their latest album Providencia features 10 full length tracks that totally rock.
Red on Red — A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock and Roll
The first track from the album, “Miss Understood,” is a bit of a pun on words and starts off similar to a popular Green Day track “Brain Stew”. When the female vocals kick in, you become seriously empowered and get a blast of energy that you didn’t have before. I know it may sound weird, but for some reason I get a bit of a country vibe listening to this from the slight twang in the vocals. It’s very nice, yet unexpected, and stirs things up a bit.
“Long Way to Heaven” is the fourth track from the album and starts off quite calmly and leads into slightly angsty vocals that have a nice reverberation to them. There seems to be quite a bit of emotion in this track, and the high notes are hit quite perfectly. The tempo of the track stays similar throughout, and there’s a certain calming effect to it that makes it very pleasant on the ears.
“Last Kiss Goodbye” is the ninth song on Providencia and, again, is rhythmically pleasant. The vocals start off a bit lower on this one, but not soft whatsoever. There’s that strong female vocal presence that is continuous throughout the entire song, and will give you a sense of girl power. (For the guys, it’ll just be a very nice listening experience.)
Overall, I’d have to say that the latest album from Red on Red embodies a sound that is perfectly true to the alternative rock genre, and is definitely worth the listen. If you’re looking for consistent vocals and impressive instrument playing, it’ll catch (and keep) your attention.