Somewhere between Buckcherry and Velvet Revolver resides the sound of Melbourne, Australia rock band She Was Loud. Velvet Revolver is now officially defunct and Buckcherry hasn’t enjoyed a hit track since 2006, but the above comparison is most definitely a compliment. At their heights, both bands represented a style of music that could easily be marked as 90s hard rock, but they embodied a sound that was uniquely their own as well. That’s why the timing feels perfect for She Was Loud. That iconic 90s sound wrapped in a band that knows exactly what they want to do and how to do it.
Or do they? Take a listen to the Plastic Demons EP below and you’ll notice that the searing vocals on “Plastic Demons” of Jess Molenaar are not found on the opening track “Get Loose”. That’s because members of the band don’t have conventional roles, allowing for one member to provide vocals on one track and then guitar on the next. Guitarists Diz, Chris Liesis, and Paul Instance all provide vocals at some point. We’re surprised drummer Mitch McGregor hasn’t pulled out the mic yet. Things will always stay fresh, even with that 90s feel, with She Was Loud.
Make sure to check out the standout track “Scum Fuck”- Velvet Revolver dipped in acid with a Rage Against the Machine-like megaphone verse for kicks. We got a sneak peek into the music video for this single a few weeks ago. Director Colin G Cooper (Tasha The Amazon, OSIYM) is putting together a wild ride for “Scum Fuck” that is going to please more than a few decades of rock n’ roll music video fans. Check out the EP below and stay tuned here for more from She Was Loud.