Courtesans
                                                                                                    Better Safe Than Sober 
                                                                                                    Label : Self Release 

                                                                                                    Release Date: 31 March 2017
Courtesans are a rising  force from London ,they have released an EP full to the brim with angst and edgy feelings "Better Safe Than Sober"  crosses over between  Metal, Rock and Pop induced mayhem ,they take  their influences from Narcissism, Humanism , Sexuality, Violence, Media, Passion , with various other features of the human condition and the crazy unsettling world we live in today.

The band deliver five tracks of addictive , dramatic vibes, they  are a four piece featuring   Sinead La Bella  Vocals, Saffire Sanchez  Guitar, Agnes D. Jones  Bass,  and  Vikki Frances on  Drums. 


The EP opens with the highly hypnotic and simply delicious "Mesmerise"  Sinead La Bellas vocals draw you in and truly do what the title of the song suggests, Sineads vocals are  exceptional through out this five track  EP.

It took me ages to listen to the rest of the tracks I kept hitting replay constantly on the first track (well in fact all of them!!) "Feel The Same" is an emotionally charged track  that sees Sinead rhyming the verses it feels painful yet euphoric,  the rest of the band cut in and out through out this song as La Bella lays her heart and feelings on the line with so much verve and passion ,  leaving  you open mouthed and fully absorbed in this four and a half minute number.

 

"John Doe" kind of  floats into your presence as the lyrics take a hold of you   with an expansive and touching delivery.

"Knowwhere" see the Rhythm Section of Agnes D.Jones on Bass  and Vikki Frances Drums  stomp and grind your soul as Saffire Sanchez riffs steamroller everything in sight alongside  La Bellas absorbing Vocals.

 "Day The Tide" brings this release to a close its a pulsating , grooving vibe and  is going to be epic live as are any of the tracks of here, unfortunately that's the end of the EP so hit replay as you wont be able to get enough of these Londoners!
 

This four piece  have a massive future ahead of them, having already released an Album last year titled "1917" this  is one to grab a hold of and go  as well as  this stunning  EP!!

 

I believe Courtesans have the right stuff to break into the mainstream and give it the huge kick up the ass it so rightly fucking deserves !

"Better Safe Than Sober"  is Immense make sure you catch them live soon!!! WE SURE WILL!!!
 

Review: Seb Di Gatto     Score :5/5                         Facebook
Reviewed : 25.01.17

 

Track Listing:
1.Mesmerise
2.Feel The Same
3.John Doe
4.Knowhere
5.Day The Tide
Band Line Up:
Sinead La Bella - Vocals, Saffire Sanchez - Guitar, Agnes D. Jones - Bass, Vikki Frances - Drums

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