The Sick-Leaves – Last Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy

2011-01-06 10:13
 
Five years ago South Africans were introduced to the fresh sound of local alternative rock band The Sick-Leaves, who made a significant impact on the music scene and left fans wanting more.

Since the release of their last two albums Tunnel Vision (2006) and Stone Crow (2008), Eksteen Jacobsz' new release is finally here, released through indie label One Minute Trolley Dash.

Last Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy definitely impresses both old and new fans with the vocal and songwriting talent of front man Jacobsz. His considerable songwriting and playing talent makes the album well worth listening to more than once.

If the poetic album title is meant to have a more literal meaning, then all eleven tracks on the album definitely achieve it,  as it makes you drift to another world of sizzling guitar sounds and the cool raspy voice of Jacobsz.

Every song starts off with rocking guitar interludes, with even one of the tracks "Tell it Like It Is" having none of Jacobsz' vocals, leaving you with the urge to do crazy air guitar moves (while no one is watching of course).

While the guitar sounds and Jacobsz' voice impress, the lyrics of each song leaves you wondering what the band actually wants to say.

That aid, The Sick-Leaves is definitely a band worth listening to if you’re into alternative rock & roll sounds.

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Stacey 2011/01/08 5:41 PM
This album rocks! My favourite track is 'Run Away', so beautiful.
Hendrik 2011/01/14 12:47 PM
Rocking tracks! Bring on the new album.
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