Scottish optimism pulls on the heart
posted on Tuesday, 8 March 2011 @ 13:31 | permalinkSucioperro – The Heart String & How To Pull It
Published on Pugwash News
Under-the-radar Scottish rock trio Sucioperro can already boast plenty of fans in the music world, having toured with Hell Is For Heroes, Fightstar and Oceansize to name but a few. The Heart String & How to Pull It is the group’s third full-length release, and comes straight off the back of recent EP ‘Reflexes of the Dead’ released just a week earlier on Feb 28th.
If vocalist JP Reid seems familiar, it might be because he makes up half of Marmaduke Duke, alongside Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neill.Comparisons can easily be drawn between the two; Reid’s vocals have a sense of melodic dischordance with a strong Scottish tone, reminiscent of early Biffy material, although The Heart String & How to Pull It has a distinctly lighter feel.
EP title track ‘Reflexes of the Dead’ is a simple, pretty little number enhanced by the female backing vocals that punctuate the album. ‘That’s Why You Pull Me In’ is accompanied by a hip-shakingly jerky guitar riff bound to get toes tapping, whilst some tracks such as album closer ‘Hands’ have a more acoustic feel. Lyrically, optimism is the hero of the day and the songs are often uplifting, euphoric numbers. Relatively simple instrumentation and dreamy chimes give the album a relaxing feel. On the downside, a few of the songs do feel a little repetitive and lack a real kick, at times feeling like the songs blend into each other. However, for laid back, pretty guitar tunes, you won’t go far wrong by giving The Heart String & How To Pull It a listen.