Shame On Me - The Cocktail Slippers

from the single Shame On Me (2013)

The Cocktail Slippers are a girl rock band hailing from Oslo, Norway.  David Fricke of Rolling Stone Magazine had this to say: "In full hosanna, The Slippers sound a lot like The Go-Go's but with gats instead of L.A. Cheer, and a mule kick in their high heels."  That works for me.

Their new single is titled Shame On Me.  It will be included on a new album set for January 2014 release.  I dig this tune right from the opening guitar riff with its roughed up tone.  It is no wonder the guitarist calls herself Rocket Queen.  Playing alongside her is strong drumming, a pulsing bass groove, and sustained keyboard accents.  This is a driving rock song with the right amount of attitude.

Hope is the vocalist for The Cocktail Singers.  I like the lower tones in her voice.  They add muscle to the vibe and give the song a dark seductiveness.  I also like how she can raise her dynamics and climb over the music for full-throated glory, when necessary.  The backing vocals are perfectly suited for the music and add a subtle element of fun.

Do yourself a favor and check out the girls from Norway.

Click Here to watch the official music video.

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