Sucioperro‘s latest album, titled ‘The Heart String & How To Pull It’, is a modern take on the rock genre, using different styles of riffs and melodies to create an upbeat sounding emotional ride throughout the record. Recorded in the band’s own studio, called ‘The Lair’, this piece of easy listening will go down very well with a few friends out in the sun.
After giving it a few listens, it’s easy to see exactly why they have opened for the likes of Reuben, Fightstar and the emphatic Biffy Clyro. The band’s take on modern rock comes through valiantly for the duration of the entire album, mixing different vocal tones and musical beats to bring about a sound that they have made their own.
‘Running From All That Doesn’t Tempt You’ is the first song on the album, and the snare filled drum beats throughout keep the song at a fast rhythm that kicks the band into gear. The song is quite bland at the start, with a monotone voice leading up until the chorus. This is broken up with the introduction of Lauren Hazlett, whose vocals give JP Reid more depth and allows a variety of sounds to bring this song into its own. The band then moves onto the similar, but more upbeat sounding ‘Threads’, a song which flows incredibly well and is such an easy listen. The combination of male and female vocals doesn’t always work, but in this album it sounds good.
The album then slows down with the first single, ‘Reflexes Of The Dead’. This song has a more acoustic feel and has a very emotional set of lyrics. In a completely different spin, the band move onto ‘Out & Over’, which is probably the heaviest song, changing things up to give the listener a feeling of variety and to keep things fresh. ‘I Jumped Into The Heart Of A Black Situation’ comes up next, and broken up with high pitches guitar riffs and short sentenced verses gives this song is yet another different approach to the genre of rock.
The band then decided to add a really weird sound effect based intro onto ‘Ideals We Value’, which just ruins the entire song. It’s a very annoying sped up effect that sounds horrible. The band then move swiftly on with ‘Invisible Monsters’, ‘Is That Why You Pull Me In’ and ‘Delicious’ as the band fill the rest of the album with similar sounding rock based songs that flow brilliantly together. Bringing ‘The Heart String & How To Pull It’ to a close are the two slowest songs on the album; ‘Landslide’ and the finale ‘Hands’, both songs sound good and are very easy to listen to, but shouldn’t have been the choice to close. After the fast tempo at the start, the band really need to finish on a high, something that has been deliberatly avoided.
‘The Heart String & How To Pull It’ is an album that is very easy to listen to and very good with a couple of beers and some mates in the sun. It’s a good album and could have been better had the tracklising order been arranged a little differently.
Written by Julian Myles