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.