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It's a genuine pleasure to listen to such a great UK record.

'Succulent, sexy as fuck, melodic, with an industrial edge and a gothic twist'. I know, it's such a great description I couldn't resist starting with it. If you head to Youtube you'll find that quote on Bad Pollyanna's album trailer page. BP is a Female Fronted Alternative Pop Rock band from Northern England. Their debut 'Monstrous Child' is one that seems to be grabbing a few people's attention, our Reviews Editor for example is somewhat enamoured with this.

BP is more than just about performing songs, there's a concept behind the whole band. It tells of women who falls victim to a crazed scientist's attempts to reincarnate his lost love and how she is transformed into a beautiful but deadly monster who views the world differently. BP uses their videos, live performances and songs to bring this new world to life. The tracks inter mix sampling, varied progressions, atmospheric extras and Olivia Hyde's gorgeous vocals to create their unusual sound. 'Hollow' has mellow verses with an Eastern melody before the chorus sees the arrival of main progression that grinds away as Hyde delivers the punchy lyrics. The title track has quick fire lyrics and lots of techno effects before a rockier, infectious chorus. 'Awake Now', 'Where Does It Hurt' and 'My Incubi' also include a host of techno and industrial sounds as well as some funky guitar. There's something familiar about the riff and synth in 'The Living Dead' but I just can't place it. The mellowest song on 'Monstrous' is 'Epilogue (Invisible Girl)', with its delicate piano and vulnerable vocals this contrasting song is pretty emotional stuff.

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Two words sum up this debut. The first would be 'different' as BP has constructed a sound that is very distinct using a mixture of Alternative, Gothic and Electronic Metal with a little Pop. It's impossible to give a single comparison but if you mashed The Birthday Massacre, Evanescence and Lacuna Coil together you might get an idea of their exquisite sound. It's one of those albums that no amount of words can fully describe; you just have to hear it. When you add in the concept story you really have something that is well...very different. The other word I would use to describe this is 'wonderful' although I appreciate that not everyone will share that view. Because it is so heavily based in the Alternative spectrum there will be those into traditional genres that I expect will find this too modern. If that sounds like you, I would still urge you to take a look into BP as they might just surprise you.

I'm not that into Alternative but I'm still very taken with this. It's a genuine pleasure to listen to such a great UK record; from where I sit there's nothing Bad about Pollyanna at all.

Dave Scott

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