Three bright-haired girls delivering glorious harmonies of rock songs have sent smiles across the faces of thousands thanks to their cover of Limp Bizkit‘s nu-metal classic ‘Rollin’, making it into the hands of Fred Durst, who went and requested that The Lounge Kittens join him on the main stage at last year’s Sonisphere.
Delightful live renditions of everything from Gallows to Backstreet Boys on headline tours and triumphantly opening arenas for Steel Panther has followed since, and now the released of their ‘Just The Tip…’ EP sees the Kittens stepping on the toes of even the best cover bands on the circuit.
This 6-track effort has everything that we’ve come to expect from The Lounge Kittens; great fun lounge covers accompanied by the guitar-replacing-keyboard that hits the riffs in a perfect stripped back fashion. ‘Gloryhole’ takes on the explicit glam rock experience that their tourmates Steel Panther live, but with a twist of the English accents and, of course, the entertainment that comes with girls singing songs meant for a male vocalist. The keyboard takes the heavy further with Slipknot classic ‘Duality’, that cleverly works so well in the Kittens style of Jen, Zan and Timia, and surely proves that the trio are much more than a short lived internet sensation.
‘Just The Tip…’ is hopefully just that, the beginning of as many The Lounge Kittens records as possible. The possibilities are essentially endless, and there’s no risk of it becoming tiresome; they could put out releases until the cows come home just from the impressive medleys they’ve performed live, which are all just as exciting, however not as bold, as the mesmerising ‘Seanapaul Medley’ offered here. The smartly chosen songs are ideal for the target audience as every word is already memorised, making it even easier to enjoy the fun. Let’s hope there’s plenty more of this up The Lounge Kittens‘ sleeves as they continue to brush arms with heavy metal’s elite for the foreseeable future.
Written by Michael Heath (@MikeBeef)