After having released two EPs in 2008 and 2009, Victorian Halls signed with Victory Records and are now unleashing their debut full-length upon the largely unsuspecting masses. “Charlatan” is the name of the game and on it you’ll hear what the band themselves call emo disco-punk.
What that entails exactly? A lot of electronic beats and synth sounds wrapped in loud guitars… think of a party version of The Blood Brothers if you will. The music itself is decent enough even though it doesn’t make me want to dance. Then again, nothing does. But it’s catchy and it sounds good even though I would classify it as a guilty pleasure.
Victorian Halls does struggle with one problem though and that problem is called the vocalist. He sounds pretty much exactly like the hysterical girls I imagine attending the band’s shows and no, that’s not a good thing.