Treble and Reverb by Aaradhna and Coat of Arms by Sharkness – album reviews

By Nick Bollinger In Music

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13th December, 2012
You might think early Motown had been milked dry as a source of fresh inspiration, but it is the starting point for the handclap-and-hook-heavy songs on TREBLE AND REVERB (Dawn Raid), the third album from Samoan/Indian songbird Aaradhna, and the result is irresistible. Thank producers Pete Wadams (aka P-Money) and Evan Short (from the duo Concord Dawn) for a sound as immediate and crackling as a piece of vintage vinyl. But it is Aaradhna’s wounded yet defiant lead vocals – not to mention her multi-tracked back-ups – that give these songs the timeless appeal of an old ...

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