Artist: Mouthful of Daisy
Title: ‘Twice Renewed’
Overall Album Vibe:
It all got started for Vancouver, BC band Mouthful of Daisy in the spring of 2005. Since that time the band has released an EP entitled, “Zero,” and their debut full length release, “1st Place Winner,” now their back with, “Twice Renewed.” For their latest release the band headed to the New York City’s Killingsworth Studios to record it.
Over the years the band has made several lineup changes including that of lead singer. Holding down the position during the recording process was Michella Dobrosavljevic who has since been replaced by new band front woman Kaija Kinney who has some really big shoes to fill. I don’t know about new singer Kinney but I can tell you that the vocals from Dobrosavljevic found on the album are top notch.
Musically the band’ style runs in the vein of alt rock and power pop mixing in both up and more melodic tempos.
It doesn’t take long for the band to grab your attention with track-1, “Girl in Need of a Lullaby,” lulling you into a mellow mood with its melodic Spanish flavored guitar opening before at the 24 second mark morphing into a driving rock song. The song talks about a women having a tough outer shell while at the same time still having fearful and insecure feelings on the inside.
Other highlight tracks include, “Shadow of the Night,” an infectious up tempo power pop track about healing after a period of self destructive behavior. The title for the track, “Planet Fluff,” references Black Sabbath’s songs, “Planet Caravan” and “Fluff.” Things also end on a high note with the rocker, “Taken Away.”
Review Tagline: As each new song from Mouthful of Daisy’s, ‘Twice Renewed’ took their turn in the album’s spotlight I was amazed at how tight the band’s music sounded.
Standout Tracks: “Girl In Need Of A Lullaby”, “Shadow Of The Night”, “Planet Fluff”, “Taken Away”,
Review by C.W. Ross