Sunday, March 23, 2008

THE GO-SHEILAS!



This is how we do it in the OC bee-atch! I'm lovin' this band. A cross between the Go-Go's and Green Day, this band just recently released their 4-track EP which includes a cover of Nena's "99 Red Balloons" (the English version).

Here's a review of their EP from FFruk.com:
The Go-Sheilas are a new band to me but a very welcome one too! They are a collaberation between ´Sheila Go Sheila´ and ´Andy Fisher´ with numerous other musicians such as Dave Hidalgo (Suicidal Tendencies, The Weirdos and The Drips) backing. Keeping the musicians varied has made this EP the recording that it is. The Go Sheilas remind me so much of the ´Go-Go´s´ but with more balls and the proof lies in this CD I´m playing right now! There´s four tracks on here and the opening number ´I Can Make It´ is a brilliant choice as opener. Following are ´Simple Plan´ and ´Holiday´ which just kick ass. There is so much passion in the music and this closes with ´99 Red Balloons´ a cover of the ´Nena´ classic. The musicianship on here is top notch and the vocals from Sheila are just out this world. She´s been compared to Belinda Carlisle and Debbie Harry but while it´s fair to say there are some similarities in there vocals it´s also fair to say it would be sheer criminal to take away from Sheila´s vocals. They are nothing short of brilliant. This is a good debut ep from this band and I can´t wait to hear an album. (Self Financed) 9.5/10
Check out their videos for "I Can Make It" and "Holiday" below!




Grab their EP at the link below:

THE GO-SHEILAS
Sheila Go Sheila - Vocals
Andy Fisher - Guitar
Dave Robinson - Guitar
Tobie Hutto - Bass
Dan Carlton - Drums

WHEN & WHERE
April 4 @ The Doll Hut (Anaheim)
May 3 @ Taste of Ladera (Ladera Ranch, Ca.)
July 26 @ The Vault 350 (Long Beach)