FROM VOIX DE GARAGE GRENOBLE:
CINDY LAWSON New Tricks, CD, Digital Rum Bar Records
1st album under her name for the lady who hadn't released anything since 1996. Which gave her time to live her life... and rediscover the desire to compose and record! So much the better ! The singer-guitarist of the Clams, an atypical 80s group whose Rum Bar Rds recently published a complete version. Didn't lose anything during this period of break: neither her voice, nor her incredibly effective songwriting which synthesizes diverse and varied influences: Pop 60's, Rock, Girl Group, Glam… and so many other things. In the end on this album we don't recognize any of these inspirations, we only discover Cindy Lawson as in herself with 9 songs that hit the mark, and a handful of which would be in heavy rotation on all the radios of the planet (well in a perfect world). From the beginning (the opening song grabs you directly by the ears and holds you by the heart) until the end (the last says goodbye to you, see you soon with warmth and a smile) and back because we come back to it very often! You feel in good shape this album will accompany your day to move mountains, you are grumpy this disc will make you smile and put balm on all your wounds! Essential ! (Translated from French)
"Love the opener, You've Got Quality. It has a Blondie-ish feel that grabs the listener immediately. And the sort of 'falling apart' ending surprised me and made me like the song even more! The Devil's In The Details is another fine song and the lyric caught my ear ... an age-old story. I'm The Only One has become a favorite and sure does sound great coming out of my beloved Altec-Lansing speakers!
Dream Baby has that 60s girl group with an edge thing goin on that Cindy does so well, the old fashioned but still somehow contemporary vibe. Quality never gets old - it stands the test of time. I'm Loaded is prob'ly my fave of the bunch, I'm always a sucker for a good, nasty rocker!"
-Peter Jesperson Founder of Twin Tone Records, Manager, Writer