- Submit News
- Best New Music
- New Releases
- Contact Us
Towers of London: How Rude She WasHow Rude She Was (2006)
Reviewer Rating: 3.5
Contributed by: AnchorsAnchors
(others by this writer | submit your own)
[Ed.'s Note: Anchors received this a few months before information on the recently released full-length, 'Blood, Sweat & Towers,' was released. We will be reviewing that as well shortly.]
Thatís right -- believe it or not, Towers of London have returned with 'On a Noose,' another two-song EP logging a ridiculous, outlandish, six minutes of music. Now, I really donít understand the rationale between releasing two two-song EPs on [separate] CD. If they were 7Ē, thatís understandable, but thatís not the route they took, so here I am again.This go-round however, doesnít offer just one more miniscule minute of music, it offers another whole song! They donít want to overextend themselves, you know? The only reason Iím willing to cut the band slack on their absurd recording practices is quite simple -- they still write good songs. How Rude She Was is much less punk though, and much more `80s metal influenced. It still works for the band, as they always had a penchant for guitar solos and over the top vocals. Itís not really much of a departure, if anything, the only thing really different is the rhythms have slowed a bit.
So, knowing that, there really shouldnít be anything keeping you from enjoying these three, er, two new songs. The last track is actually an acoustic rendition of ďFuck It Up,Ē which appeared on one of the previous EPs. Itís not particularly engaging, as the singer's vocals fall somewhat flat in that setting. The first 2 songs implement his style perfectly though, as the slow, bouncy rhythms perfectly usher in the chorus on the title track. The closing guitar solos really invigorate things, and lead well into the middle song, ďNovelloís Bordello.Ē The more hard-hitting riffs and vocals evoke a more punk feeling than the other 2 tracks, though the decidedly `80s metal vocals curb that feeling a bit.
Maybe someday this band will release an LP, or hell, even an EP with more than 2 or 3 songs on it. Iíd be interested to see how their style translates into the long-playing format, but in the meantime, if you want a good 10-minute kick in the ass, Towers of London, just as last time, will be more than happy to oblige.
Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
Managing EditorAdam White
Contributing EditorsBryne Yancey Kira Wisniewski Brittany Strummer Andrew Waterfield Armando Olivas John Flynn Chris Moran John Gentile
Copy EditorAdam Eisenberg Britt Reiser
Podcast ProducerNariman Shariat
ISSN 1710-5366© Copyright 1999-2013 Punknews.org
Other Places to Go