Brand New Breed

Written by: PP on 15/07/2012 21:03:08

Peepshow are a sleazy hair metal / glam band from Scotland, whose sophomore album "Brand New Breed" is basically a revivalist throwback to the 70s and 80s greats in the genre, starting from Mötley Crüe and Kiss, ending in Bon Jovi and Guns'N'Roses. It models its entire sound and inspiration after the success of Blessed By A Broken Heart, and its image from the extravagant make up of Black Veil Brides, except Peepshow play their hard rock in all seriousness versus the tongue-in-cheek attitude of Blessed By A Broken Heart. The brainless fun factor went a long way in making us here at tolerate the sound by that band, and that's where Peepshow fall short.

You know why? There was a time for cock rock, and that time was in the 70s and the 80s. In 2012, the style is both outdated and cliché, so in order to succeed in it, Peepshow need to magically convince the listener that is not the case. "Brand New Breed" goes some way in doing so, but stops short of relevancy just about at the eighth larger-than-life melodramatic chorus and synth passage. Sure, if evolution in music stopped for you a couple of decades ago, Peepshow is probably as good as it comes these days from new bands that weren't part of the original scene. The rest of us have moved on since then; despite catchy choruses of "Feed On Me" and other tracks, it feels like Peepshow is marketed either at the small teenagers that also like Black Veil Brides because of their image, or at the people who swear by rock'n'roll of the original days of the genre. It's a niche release but all things taken into account, it's difficult to award the band a higher rating because of how dated their sound is.


Download: Feed On Me, Live Free Or Die
For the fans of: Blessed By A Broken Heart, Duff McKagan's Loaded, Mötley Crüe, Kiss, CrashDiet, Bon Jovi
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Release date 28.05.2012

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