This month, the talented group, Bouquet of Dead Crows, bring their brand of female-fronted rock to the region as they gear up to perform at Bar Loco in Newcastle.
Their name might sound like something from an Edgar Allen Poe tale but the ambiguity suits these rockers well. They are a four-piece band from Cambridge featuring vocalist Antoinette Cooper, guitarist Neil Bruce, bassist Graeme Clarke, and the dynamic, energetic drummer Craig Conkie. The band knows how to combine big riffs with big melodies in a sequence of consistent and rousing compositions.
Their debut album, ‘Of the Night’, was recorded at the Parlour Recording Studio and was released in 2015; it shows us their hardest rock sound but is tempered with smooth melodic vocals from Antoinette.
Their album was preceded by their debut (double A-side) single ‘Don’t Panic // Just A Little More’ featuring thunderous guitar riffs from Neil that hardly lets up and is dominated by Antoinette’s powerful vocals.
Their album also features ‘The Silent Path (Time Goes By)’, a song tailored for lovers of ballads and folk-rock influences; it’s a minimalist but effective song, proving they have variety and versatility as musicians.
Instruments arise from an acoustic intro in their track ‘Everything is Temporary’ until Antoinette’s vocals fill your ears with passion and melancholy, whilst their song ‘Epicentre’ showcases strong, resonant bass lines by Graeme Clarke.
They clearly have strong potential as the whole band provides Antoinette with the pure rock n’ roll needed for her vocals to shine.
Bouquet of Dead Crows performs at Bar Loco in Newcastle on Sunday 10th June. For more information, and to purchase tickets, head to barloconewcastle.com.