"Some Hear Explosions' 'It's Our Time Now.'" – Music Review

The debut album from rock/goth band Some Hear Explosions is comprised of a lot of different influences that are wrapped together in a nice little first time effort from the foursome of Bay Dariz (guitars/vocals), Ambre Leigh (vocals), Alex Gallner (bass) and Joe Herrera (drums).

What’s even more impressive is how the band got together. When Dariz’s group The Mercy Kiss disbanded, the musician called on his friend Leigh with hopes she would be interested in fronting a new band. After that, the duo added drummer Herrera; hence, Some Hear Explosions, or S.H.E, was born.

At first listen, “It’s Our Time Now” sounds a little like Fiona Apple on steroids. Leigh’s command of the microphone, like Apple, forces listeners to pay attention to the lyrics and the engaging playing behind her. As the album plays on, the band begins to display its identity as it shifts into many different influences such as No Doubt, David Bowie and at some parts Marilyn Manson.

However, even with their musical heroes incorporated into the music, Some Hear Explosions still maintains its individuality.

“Explode,” “Beep,” and “Shotgun Romance” are all potential hits with the rest of the album a solid go around. There seems to be something in the water when it comes to bands fronted by strong females. Some Hear Explosions joins the ranks of The Dollyrots, Girl In A Coma and Halestorm as the next edition in the forever changing musical landscape.

Anyone who has ever listened to classic rock and wondered what it would sound like with a strong female lead and in your face, heart pumping melodies will find delight in Some Hear Explosions’ “It’s Our Time Now.”

Check out the interview with the band here: "Some Hear Explosions is sexy alterna-rock." - Interview


Jason Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online. He is also the author of the novels, "Hello Lesbian!" and "Anonymous." Email Jason at jason@zoiksonline.com.
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