When we heard Celebration for the first time, we couldn't tell if the singer was a girl or a dude. In a good, Grace Jones in a suit way. Katrina Ford's pitch change is piercing but still perfect, squealing up from the swampy guitars and headbanger hard drums underneath. When "Battles" goes suddenly, psychedelically light for a moment, its only breezy for a second before diving back into even harder hair-in-face freak out. Hope Celebration continue not to settle on their whole album: Hello Paradise is out December 7th.
December 06, 2010