Chantal Claret has been involved with music for most of her adult life, from promoting to performing and everything in between. She was the singer-songwriter for Morningwood, a alternative rock outfit, and more recently, a solo artist. Her sound is best described as soul-tinged rock and roll, with a touch of girl-group rockabilly. Her voice is powerful and lush, and she puts on one of the best live shows around.
As a solo artist, Chantal has put out an EP The Pleasure Seeker and a full-length album The One The Only. Recently she turned to Pledge Music to fund her newest EP, No Good Way To Die.
My biggest problem with No Good Way To Die is that I wanted more. Three songs (four if you get the vinyl) is not enough Chantal for me. The EP starts off with the title song, with a funky riff that’s reminiscent of classic surf rock. Burn It Down is percussion-driven tune, fast and loud. And Once You Break A Man is a perfect throwback to the heyday of 60′s and 70′s rock.
Chantal’s voice is perfect for these songs, strong with more than a bit of sass that makes you want to get up and dance. The lyrics are well suited to the music, clever turns of phrase like “Ticking like a diabolic time bomb about to lose control” from Burn It Down. There’s a lot of energy to the songs, and it makes me really hope I’ll get to see this songs played live.
I’ve compared Chantal to Tina Turner before, and the comparison still holds true. She rocks these songs like the fantastic performer she is.
Standout tracks: all of them
3 tracks (4 on vinyl), 8:37
Released September 11, 2014 (vinyl with bonus track will be released later)
by cardiac_in_overdrive (@cardiac_ovrdrv)
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Thirteen years later and all we hear on T.V. is to be prepared for another 9/11 type attack. Watching mainstream media is like watching a movie trailer for the long-awaited sequel that is inevitably coming soon to a city near you. Never forget our fallen heroes who died on that day and never stop asking the questions that deserve to be answered! Hug your family close and keep them safe. fin
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In June I had the chance to speak with Chris No. 2 of Anti-Flag at Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec, I was there as press for Dying Scene, dyingscene.com. During the interview with Chris he mentioned that Anti-Flag was going to Russia. A couple of days ago I received an email from Russian punk-rockers Tarakany! along with a press release regarding their new video featuring Chris No. 2 called God and Police / “Бог и полиция”.
Although I can not thoroughly understand what the song is saying, I am told the lyrics carry “the spirit of Pussy Riot’s protest performances against the merger of church and state and police corruption in Russia today”. The video was filmed at Dobrofest in Russia and it kicks ass so check it out!