Every now and then, we come across a new release that is simply the very definition of what we like to call – POWER POP ROCK N ROLL! So, a warm PoP welcome to Thrift Store Halo.
Consisting of Frank Gradishar (songwriting, vocals, bass guitars), Scott Proce (drums, vocals) and Brent Seatter (guitars), Thrift Store Halo was a significant contributor to the 90s Pop Underground with an excellent debut album – World Gone Mad – in 1998.
Fact is, the band broke up a year later but have come back together recently and now, almost 20 years on, Thrift Store Halo are back with a dynamic new EP.
And Pop Rocket sure lives up to its name as it punches through the wishy-washy brain-numbingly wall of most new pop and rock music to deliver a crystal clear sound and vision of power, melody, energy and rhythm.
Sure, it’s classicist in nature and references to classic rock pervades – Cheap Trick, The Stones et al – but in this age of ham-fisted attempts at connecting with millennial audiences, it’s reassuring to find songs like “Get Over You”, “I’m Not Through” and “Let’s Not Wait”, which never pander and simply aim for the best that Power Pop Rock N Roll can be.
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