With 25 years of musical experience, Mikael 'Micke' DelÚn and Johan Widerberg bring us LoveHandles, and their first full length album. With only a cursory first spin, assuredly LoveHandles are on to a very good thing. This debut is a solid disc of well-composed and well-preformed hard rock songs, with positive amounts of tasty melodies, superb hooks, lurking heaviness, and sneering attitude. That latter characteristic fits both the band and the music in general, but is ultimately delivered by vocalist Johan Widerberg. He's got a near modern style, yet without the monotonous redundancy found in most singers from Disturbed to Stone Sour. While a song like Lost shows LoveHandles evoking that modern sound of near angry melancholy, the best stuff is when they kick ass with their strong rock n roll foundation. I Hate, Me Myself & I, Save Your Soul, and Yeah Right are crackin' numbers that hook you with their catchy groove and hard-hitting attitude, equaling inviting you to tap your feet or pump your fist. Without doubt, LoveHandles have a keen sense delivering infectious and accessible tunes within a bare knuckle street fighting rock style. I told you they were on too something good. (Hilarious album cover art!)
I doubt my fellow Americans will be able to get LoveHandles debut in physical except via an expensive import. Nevertheless, in this digital age, I recommend you look for it as download purchase. Quite recommended!
LoveHandles have a keen sense delivering infectious and accessible tunes within a bare knuckle street fighting rock style. I told you they were on too something good.
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