Album Reviews

After Dark
Pale Lips After Dark Punk Rock Theory
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 15:59
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- by Tom Dumarey

Montréal’s Pale Lips is made up of four badass ladies who can riff like Chuck Berry and play with enough attitude to stare down the Ramones. And to top things off, their songs come equipped with the kind of melodies and hooks that get lodged in your brain after just one listen.

I mean, this rock ‘n roll meets punk thing has already been done a zillion times, going all the way back to the 70ies. But Pale Lips effortlessly make songs like ‘Some Sort Of Rock n' Roll’, single ‘You’re A Doll’ and ‘Doo-Wop Showaddywaddy’ sound fresh. That’s quality songwriting right there, spruced with big helpings of wooh’s and aah’s and even some sha la la’s. Hell, they even throw in a harmonica and some saxophone action along the way to make things more interesting. Not that they need it. ‘After Dark’ is a timeless and fun power-pop album that feels just as at home now as it would have back wearing bell-bottoms.


Track listing:

  1. Some Sort Of Rock n' Roll    
  2. I'm A Witch    
  3. Hanky Panky Franky    
  4. You're A Doll    
  5. That Old Ghost Don't Lie    
  6. All My Baby Brought Back Was The Blues    
  7. The Kids    
  8. Johnny    
  9. Hiding From The Moon    
  10. Show Me Another Way To Your Heart    
  11. Doo-Wop Showaddywaddy    
  12. Cosmic Love