Prima Donna will release 'Bless This Mess', their follow up to 'After Hours', on Valentine's day in 2012. The album features 12 hot tracks produced by Chris Dugan (Green Day, Iggy Pop) and D. Sardy (Rolling Stones, Oasis). Recorded at Jingletown Recorders in Oakland, CA.
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PRIMA DONNA - Feral Children 7"
CD Reviews Written by Gaz E Friday, 03 June 2011 05:00
There are two reasons why you should love Prima Donna. Firstly, their beautiful brand of music, mixing a full-on 70s glam stomp to the sneer of vintage punk and new wave in a trashy modern fashion that is retro-fuelled yet never kitsch, is essential listening. Secondly, you should want to listen to a band who does all of the above. Seriously. If you don't, please shut the door on the way out and leave us cool kids to it...
The 2008 album, 'After Hours', from LA-based glam punks Prima Donna was a sensation. For so long that 'glam punk' tag was used and abused by metalheads who thought that a sleeveless Sex Pistols shirt and poor choice of cover version was all they needed to fit into a subgenre that, when done well, rubs its skinny shoulders with the best of them. But Prima Donna, blessed with hair that would make an unlikely lovechild of Clem Burke and Ronnie Wood descend into a jealous rage, are the best of a glorious bunch of modern reprobates sunbleached with timeless bursts of retro rock sounds who have a platformed heel in both the Seventies glam and punk/new wave camps, producing songs that could easily pass as vintage hit singles.'Feral Children' is the band's first release since 'After Hours' and was produced by Bruce Duff and mixed by Frank Meyer, the duo responsible for the knob-twiddling of that great album. Available as a limited blue vinyl single and written by frontman Kevin Preston, 'Feral Children' is a gorgeous throwback of a song, its sugar-coated hooks grabbing a hold of you and dragging you back to the Seventies. I can't help but picture the band miming along to this track on a 1976 episode of Top Of The Pops, drums at the front, wide-collared girls gazing starry-eyed at the band members, dreaming of a cherry-popping clinch as they mouth the "I will corrupt you" line. Other bands have tried and failed to recreate this sound, Prima Donna have perfected it. No other song this year has made me want to sex someone up and dance like a Mud roadie at the same time, thereby making it essential listening.The single is backed with a version of 'Rip Her To Shreds', the Blondie classic from 35 years ago. Normally, a modern band attempting to put a version of a timeless song like this out there for mass consumption would have me wanting to kill within its first minute.....but Prima Donna are the perfect candidates to tear out a decent version and, not surprisingly, they don't disappoint. Like there was ever going to be any other outcome. As faithful and honourable a cover as you could ever hope for, this version of a vintage slab of badass bitchiness is as cool as anyone, anywhere could have made it.Whether you are an ageing or wannabe cool kid, Prima Donna are the band for you. The veterans can listen to the band and marvel at their on-the-button retro sound, while the younger generation of glam music fan, forever spouting that they were born in the wrong decade, can grow up with a cooler than thou band who will make them feel like they're finally living it.Buy it here - http://www.primadonnarocks.com/merch.html
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