MP3 RachelAPP - Oh no EP
An original blend of punk guitars, fully charged vocals, mad drum machine, poppy bass and electro-pop keyboards and backing vocals.
6 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Punk, POP: Quirky
Who is Rachel APP?:
RachelAPP plays a mix of off-kilter beats, dirty guitars and quirky vocals - some have quite aptly described it as "minimalist post-punk". Utilising her very unusual voice, she crafts tales about loss, anger and social attitudes.
Oh No EP
The EP CD was released on June 6th on Cats Rock The Boat Records.
The songs go from social comments, such as "out of grace" (about religious wars) to humouristic lyrics, such as "tomorrow" (an ode to laziness). Musically, RachelAPP likes to make people dance in an unfashionable manner, dropping in unexpected breaks etc. She relies on her faithfull guitar and drum machine to provide the bare bones of the songs, adding poppy bass lines and excentric keyboards stabs.
What others said about her debut EP "burstin'' EP"
Everett True (Plan B Magazine, April/May 2005 issue) "You ever have that dream where Polly Harvey is sitting sullenly in the corner of a party, unknown to anyone? That one in Camden where Melt-Banana compete for stereo space with Layra Nyro, and three drunken members of Silverfish wrestle a Melody Maker journalist? Oh wait. That happened. RachelAPP is far better than even she suspects - political vitriol coached with dirty guitars and Olympia vocals. ''Burstin'' EP'' (Cats Rock The Boat) will haunt me in years to come. Don''t think it won''t."
"DIY queen RachelAPP rocks the house with raw wit and six strings. Fans of Pacific Northwest labels like K and Kill Rock Stars will find a kindred spirit in these bare-bones post-punk indie nuggets. The world can keep Beyonce, we''re sticking with RachelAPP." Editor''s Highlight on https://www.tradebit.com
RachelAPP was raised on Madonna and Joan Baez until she reached her teenage years, switching to Nirvana & PJ Harvey immediately. Add to that a dose of riot grrrl, 4AD indie pop, Sonic Youth and electroclash, and you get a fair idea of the sounds forming her musical education. Lyrically, she is torn between stories and cryptic images, between Bob Dylan and Sleater Kinney.