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Reckless Love – Spirit

Posted in CD, Rock with tags , , , , on 5th September 2013 by Pieni

Reckless Love
“Spirit”
Glam rock
Released on 2nd September 2013
Via Spinefarm Records

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I’m having serious mixed feelings about this… When they released the first single/video “Night On Fire” I formed my opinion carefully. After all, it was just one song, and despite making it to single, that doesn’t necessary mean that it represents the general sound of the album or that it’s the best song in it. Most times it’s just the catchiest, the most commercial. So after convincing myself that “Spirit” wouldn’t be all “ooooooh ooooooh” eighties-pop-rock style all the time and that it wouldn’t make me feel like I was in a distant paradisiacal island, at a beach party under the moon, “Night On Fire” didn’t sound so bad.

The next single, “So Happy I Could Die”, gave me some hope. Happy rock, colorful (literally, once you see the video…), sleazy all the way. Despite copying the “oh yeah” in the chorus from Mötley Crüe’s “Kickstart My Heart”, the song is good enough that one can forgive them for such “plagiarism”. We can even see it as a tribute to the legendary band, although the real homage comes in the form of “I Love Heavy Metal”. Wait, heavy metal?! The idea of this song is actually super cool. They gathered song-titles of several bands they love for the verses, and then the pre-chorus was made of the bands’ names themselves. The thing is that listening to Olli Herman saying he “loves heavy metal, can’t get enough, can’t get enough” while referring to Poison, Bon Jovi, Warrant, Winger, Aerosmith, Skid Row, Guns N’ Roses, Kiss, W.A.S.P. and so on… well, that’s a “bit” of a stretch. Okay, he mentions Iron Maiden and Judas Priest (Ozzy too, but he also had his own glam era), but as brilliant heavy metal bands as those are, they still don’t justify the title for this song. Plus, talking about the unconditional love for heavy metal at such a lazy cheesy rhythm… Joan Jett already took “I Love Rock’N’Roll” for herself, but it would still be a more suitable title. Terminologies apart, though, and precisely for featuring so many well-known names, the song ends up being quite fun to sing along and pleasant to listen to.

They seem somewhat obsessed with metal, as there’s another track, called “Metal Ass”. But I must say that this one is justified, the riffs and solo showing you why they mentioned Judas Priest in that other song. I believe it’s the heaviest track they’ve ever written.

After the heaviest, it makes sense that now I speak of the exact opposite: the mandatory ballads. “Edge Of Our Dreams” sounds familiar, although I can’t recall where from. Nevertheless, I like it pretty much. It’s not too slow, soft being a more accurate word, with a dreamlike vibe to match the lyrics. Now “Hot Rain”, that’s the typical heartbreaking love song, whose melody will pull out tears from a rock. Whether that’s a good or a bad thing, it depends on each one’s personal taste. For me, it’s a bit too much.

And then, the in-betweens. “Bad Lovin’” kicks off with some rocky riffs, the drum beats in the middle of the chorus are pretty sharp, as well as the guitar solo. But the main structure is undoubtedly pop, too pop even for a glam rock band – which doesn’t mean that you won’t like it. Because “Favorite Flavor” is glam through and through, and yet it’s the weakest song in “Spirit”, in a “too-much-of-the-same” kind of way. Unlike “Sex, Drugs & Reckless Love”, whose Kiss“Lick It Up”-influenced rhythm section in an otherwise pop rock song makes all the difference, not to mention the catchier chorus. As for “Dying To Live” and “Runaway Love”… yeah, easy-going pop songs. And “Die Hard”, although only who gets the UK release of the album is supposed to hear it. As for a worldwide bonus track, or at least countries where Spotify is available, there’s “Gone With A Smile”, with a main riff twin to the one Byan Adams wrote for “Run To You”.

So why the mixed feelings, you wonder. With so many “buts”, even in the best songs, I shouldn’t hesitate in rating “Spirit” as average. I would, if we were looking at it from a strict rock point of view. But this is Reckless Love. The flamboyant adjective they’re so fond of isn’t just about their looks, but their sound as well. And under that perspective, the abundance of mainstream melodies entwined with glam & sleaze elements becomes an asset. Under that perspective, this album is awesome.

4,5 / 5

By Renata “Pieni” Lino

Reckless Love release “So Happy I Could Die” video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 23rd August 2013 by Pieni

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Following “Night On Fire”, Finnish flamboyant glam rockers Reckless Love release now a new video for the song “So Happy I Could Die”, featured in their upcoming album “Spirit”. The digital single will be available on August 25th and the album will be released via Spinefarm Records on September 2nd.

As we previously announced here, Reckless Love will tour the UK as headliners in October. Quoting guitarist Pepe:  

We are thrilled to have some UK dates back in our calendar! Even more so because, as we promised last time around, we will have a brand new album out by the time we get there. We are going to fire with all guns and get ground-breakingly explosive on stage as we hit hard with the new songs mixed up with the best of the old. So, dear UK friends, do not miss this chance to witness the best Reckless Love shows to date!!

Here’s a reminder of the dates, for which tickets are now on sale:

1st October – Manchester – Academy 3
2nd October – Newcastle – 02 Academy 2
3rd October – Glasgow – Cathouse
4th October – Leeds – Cockpit
5th October – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
6th October – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
8th October – Norwich – Waterfront Studio
9th October – Bristol – The Fleece
10th October – London – O2 Academy Islington

Reckless Love online:

www.recklesslove.com
www.facebook.com/RecklessLove
www.twitter.com/RecklessLoveCom

 

Finnish rockers Reckless Love announce headline UK tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 5th June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The flamboyant rockers from Finland, Reckless Love have announced a headlining UK tour in October, later this year. The tour follows on from the Finnish quartet’s month long UK tour in autumn last year.

Tour dates are as follow:

1st October – Manchester – Academy 3
2nd October – Newcastle – Academy 2
3rd October – Glasgow – Cathouse
4th October – Leeds – Cockpit
5th October – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
6th October – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
8th October – Norwich – Waterfront Studio
9th October – Bristol – The Fleece
10th October – London – Islington O2 Academy

Reckless Love’s single Night On Fire is out now via Spinefarm Records. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album, which is currently untitled. The video for Night On Fire can be viewed below.

Reckless Love online:

http://www.recklesslove.com
https://www.facebook.com/RecklessLove

 

Reckless Love release video for latest single Night On Fire, taken from upcoming untitled third album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The flamboyant Finnish rockers Reckless Love, who burst spectacularly onto the UK scene in 2010, have released their brand new single and video, Night On Fire, today via Spinefarm Records. The song is taken from their upcoming third studio album (the title is yet to be revealed), which sees the four pushing their signature blend of sleaze-rock riffs and huge commercial choruses to even greater heights. Frontman Olli Herman says:

Night On Fire is the pure essence of Reckless Love; a deceitfully catchy tune with an awesome big sing-along chorus and a fierce guitar solo. It embodies all of our biggest ’80s influences from KISS and Van Halen to Def Leppard and Europe. Night On Fire also has this exotic Shakira-esque groove to it, which’ll make you dance, or if dancing ain’t your cup of tea, nod your head until you break your neck!

The video for Night On Fire was shot over consecutive nights in the Canary Islands following a full week in Las Palmas, “lazing around, taking it easy, enjoying cold beer and hot weather,” according to Olli – it’s alright for some Production credits include award-winning film director Marko Mäkilaakso (known for both his music videos and his feature-length films, such as Deadly Descent, War Of The Dead, etc.), cinematographer Juge Heikkilä, and producer Teemu Virta for Twisted Films Inc. Frontman Olli continues:

We all have active and vivid imaginations, but we wanted to keep things pretty simple for the video – we’re portrayed as a demonic product of Baron Samedi, a spirit god of Haitian Voodoo. This is the ‘dark side’ of Reckless Love… Hahaha.

A full UK headline tour is scheduled for the autumn of 2013, with selected festival appearances also being discussed. Previously, Reckless Love have appeared at the Download and Firefest events over here in the UK, as well as headlining tours, playing London residencies, touring with Black Veil Brides and releasing such irresistible singles and videos such as Beautiful Bomb, Romance and Hot.

Reckless Love online:

www.recklesslove.com
www.facebook.com/recklesslove

Mallory Knox – New Video & Reckless Love Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , on 8th August 2012 by izaforestspirit

Mallory Knox unleash ‘Death Rattle’ Video & Announce Tour With Reckless Love

On Monday August 6th Mallory Knox released ‘Death Rattle’ the first official single from their forthcoming debut album. The single has recieved a tremendous response from their fans which saw ‘Death Rattle’ climb to no.7 in the iTunes Rock Singles Chart on the day of its release.

Last night saw ‘Death Rattle’ beat tough competition from the likes of Mumford & Sons and Drake to be crowned ‘Favourite Track’ of the week on Edith Bowmens BBC Radio 1 Review Show.

Today at 11am Mallory Knox unleash their brand new video ‘Death Rattle’ on their YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/MalloryKnoxOfficial1 as well as announcing a 17 date UK tour this October as main support for Finish rock n rollers Reckless Love.

Mallory Knox/Reckless Love October Tour Dates:

THU 04: PETERBROUGH – CLUB REV (Mallory Knox Headline Show)

FRI 05: SHEFFIELD – CORPORATION

SAT 06: NEWCASTLE – ACADEMY 2

MON 08: GLASGOW – CATHOUSE

TUE 09: SOUTHAMPTON – THE CELLAR

WED 10: STOKE – SUGARMILL

THU 11: LONDON – BARFLY

FRI 12: NORWICH – WATERFRONT

SAT 13: NOTTINGHAM – ROCK CITY

MON 15: MANCHESTER – CLUB ACADEMY

TUE 16: BRISTOL – THE FLEECE

WED 17: READING – SUB 89

THU 18: WREXHAM – CENTRAL STATION (Mallory Knox Headline Show)

SAT 20: LEEDS – COCKPIT

SUN 2: OXFORD – ACADEMY 2

TUE 23: EXETER – CAVERN

WED 24: BRIGHTON – THE HAUNT