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Hot New Talent Alert: Listen to Fake Club 'Beauty Queen' [Review]


Time to switch gears for a moment and take a quick left turn to uncover something a little different than the pop fare that I usually cover on this blog. Get familiar with something very potent that boasts plenty of pep and a whole lotta attitude. Meet new all-girl group Fake Club who are kicking up a buzz in London with their mighty brew of pop rock. Think of Fake Club as that ruckus girl who is the life of the party as soon as she walks into the room. 

Fake Club just unleashed their new single, entitled "Beauty Queen," that shows off the group's deft ability to write an urgent pop-rock banger that is drenched in flaming guitar riffs but is anchored by a powerful pop-oriented chorus. Formally, it's the group's third single, but "Beauty Queen" will be positioned as their first proper single. The group of Aicha, Carmen, Chloe, Rosie and Vicky is co-managed by Guy Chambers (who also manages Robbie Williams), and their music was mastered by Bob Ludwig who previously worked with Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Soundgarden.

It's important for the group to emphasize that they are a band who just happen to be all girls. "We often get referenced to the likes of Suzi Quatro and the Runaways," the group says in a recent interview. "We don’t actually sounds anything like them. It’s just the fact that we’re girls."

The group adds, "That's why we call ourselves Fake Club. It's just about being in a band as a form of expression. You know, being with the people you want to be with and making something good and that you’re proud of and it’s amazing how complicated other people can make that."

Fake Club is clearly not afraid to speak their mind. "Beauty Queen" encapsulates their sound, attitude and definitive point of view perfectly. It's a song that stabs and gouges at the pretty set, the guys and girls who's hair sits perfect while they look down on the freaks, the geeks and the losers who don't fit in. (Click here to download Fake Club "Beauty Queen" on iTunes.)


June 28, 2013 | Permalink