Jump to content

Estrella - Come Out To Play


JamesEagle

Recommended Posts

Anyone heard of this band? Yet another one discovered through the pages of Powerplay magazine, which Ive seen somewhat unfairly (imo) maligned on this site. Sounds like decent 80s Hard Rock, quite American sounding for a Scottish band. There are a number of positive reviews of the album online and some tracks from the album on Youtube, which seem pretty good.

 

The band site is: http://estrellarocks.com/

 

They are also on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/estrellarock

 

Anyone else liking the sound of this lot?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, sounds pretty good mate. Weak production job and pretty basic songs, but I do like them. 'One Love' is very nice... but yeah pretty average production...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Anyone heard of this band? Yet another one discovered through the pages of Powerplay magazine, which Ive seen somewhat unfairly (imo) maligned on this site. Sounds like decent 80s Hard Rock, quite American sounding for a Scottish band. There are a number of positive reviews of the album online and some tracks from the album on Youtube, which seem pretty good.

 

The band site is: http://estrellarocks.com/

 

They are also on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/estrellarock

 

Anyone else liking the sound of this lot?

You still buy Powerplay mag? I occasionally flick-through it when I see it in the shop (I'd never buy it) and it always amazes me. It amazes me that people with zero journalistic ability can actually make cash out of writing. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Anyone heard of this band? Yet another one discovered through the pages of Powerplay magazine, which Ive seen somewhat unfairly (imo) maligned on this site. Sounds like decent 80s Hard Rock, quite American sounding for a Scottish band. There are a number of positive reviews of the album online and some tracks from the album on Youtube, which seem pretty good.

 

The band site is: http://estrellarocks.com/

 

They are also on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/estrellarock

 

Anyone else liking the sound of this lot?

You still buy Powerplay mag? I occasionally flick-through it when I see it in the shop (I'd never buy it) and it always amazes me. It amazes me that people with zero journalistic ability can actually make cash out of writing. :)

Agreed, but it does have a lot of reviews in it, some of which are worth checking out. I know this won't be popular on here, but I much prefer it to Fireworks. The writing isn't always brilliant, but the reviews section is pretty comprehensive and it's a lot more up to date than Fireworks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I gave this album a proper first spin yesterday and overall I think it's quite good. Out of 14 tracks, there are at least 5 passable tracks, so picking from the best 12 tracks, I think it's around 72.5% so still in the middle of dropping to 70 or climbing to 75.

The music is sort of 80s melodic rock / AOR combined with 70s hard rock, so perhaps not for everyone.

 

Best tracks here are 'Chance of A Lifetime', 'One Love', 'She's Got It', 'Whatever It Is', and 'I'd Give It All'. Some potentials are 'Monalisa Smile', 'Shout', 'Do It Till We Drop', and 'Don't Forget Me'.

 

Sounds okay and probably better in the second spin, although this might be hard to find it cheap as it's an indie release.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I gave this album a proper first spin yesterday and overall I think it's quite good. Out of 14 tracks, there are at least 5 passable tracks, so picking from the best 12 tracks, I think it's around 72.5% so still in the middle of dropping to 70 or climbing to 75.

The music is sort of 80s melodic rock / AOR combined with 70s hard rock, so perhaps not for everyone.

 

Best tracks here are 'Chance of A Lifetime', 'One Love', 'She's Got It', 'Whatever It Is', and 'I'd Give It All'. Some potentials are 'Monalisa Smile', 'Shout', 'Do It Till We Drop', and 'Don't Forget Me'.

 

Sounds okay and probably better in the second spin, although this might be hard to find it cheap as it's an indie release.

 

It's pretty cheap if you get it direct...

 

http://estrellamerch.bigcartel.com/product/estrella-come-out-to-play-cd

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I gave this album a proper first spin yesterday and overall I think it's quite good. Out of 14 tracks, there are at least 5 passable tracks, so picking from the best 12 tracks, I think it's around 72.5% so still in the middle of dropping to 70 or climbing to 75.

The music is sort of 80s melodic rock / AOR combined with 70s hard rock, so perhaps not for everyone.

 

Best tracks here are 'Chance of A Lifetime', 'One Love', 'She's Got It', 'Whatever It Is', and 'I'd Give It All'. Some potentials are 'Monalisa Smile', 'Shout', 'Do It Till We Drop', and 'Don't Forget Me'.

 

Sounds okay and probably better in the second spin, although this might be hard to find it cheap as it's an indie release.

 

It's pretty cheap if you get it direct...

 

http://estrellamerch...-out-to-play-cd

 

Nice info mate!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Posts

    • you can choose to use your own lyrics or just describe the premise and it generates them for you - the more detail you put in the closer it will be to what you want.You have 3000 characters of space.  You then describe how the song sounds.  It then creates 2 different songs, but you can carry on creating as many options as you want. You only get 10 songs a day though on the free options and you can't use commercially on the free version - you know like upload to Spotify etc. 
    • So I'm currently on my summer hols which gives me time to catch up on alot of music I have missed or haven't listened to in a while. Anyway yesterday I was listening to Broadside - Hotel Bleu ( great album btw). Now I have Spotify set to play similar artists once the album finishes and Honey Revenge were one of those artists. Liked the song I heard so checked out their debut album Retrovision and it's a cracker. The duo are Devin Papadol- vocals and Devin Lloyd - guitar and together have produced and album full of perfect pop rock. Highly Recommended and well worth a listen.   Full album ...  
    • So, I'll ask again, but what's the go here mate? Are they your lyrics?  Do you type in a specific genre and instrument combination? What about the melody? I should check it out myself when I have time, but I'm very curious. 
    • Nice, they love "Tiger Tiger" in Japan.  
    • VIXEN Announces New Singer ROSA LARICCHIUTA June 21, 2024 VIXEN has recruited Rosa Laricchiuta(TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, HEADPINS),as the band's new lead singer following the recent departure of Lorraine Lewis. Laricchiuta made her live debut with VIXEN earlier tonight (Friday, June 21) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California alongside GREAT WHITE, SLAUGHTER and QUIET RIOT.   Laricchiuta is a singer, songwriter, and performer from Montreal, Quebec. After several years cutting her teeth with live shows, she auditioned for the third season (2015) of "La Voix", Quebec's version of the popular TV show "The Voice". Rosa had an instant connection with the legendary francophone rocker Éric Lapointe and chose him as her coach. Rosa showed a solid stage presence, with remarkable intensity and a voice so powerful it sent her straight to the Grand Finale where she shared the stage with DEF LEPPARD, Kelly Clarkson, Jean Leloup and her idol, Melissa Etheridge. She left a lasting impression as she won over millions of viewers who named her the new "it" female rocker of Quebec.   She then released one album in the Quebec market before beginning work on her first English language album in 2016. That album, "Free", was released the following year and at the end of the year, she joined the popular American band TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRAfor their annual mega tour of the United States. Laricchiuta's hard rock project BLACK ROSE MAZE released its self-titled debut album in August 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. VIXEN has more than a dozen more shows scheduled for the summer and early fall.
    • Huh, how odd. I just checked and it's indeed there. I guess I'm blind.
    • I see them both in my spotify?! Remixes sound good and better than originals to me!
    • How odd. It appears that only the first remixed album is on Spotify. I usually don't bother to listen to remixes, but I think I'll check this one out.
    • Apparently the first two H.E.A.T albums have been remixed and are on YouTube. I personally don't think there was anything wrong with the originals and some of these new versions seem overproduced to me, but I'll let you all judge for yourselves.  
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.